[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11537-11538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05256]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number CDC-2018-0024, NIOSH-302]


Draft--National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory 
Health

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of 
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the 
availability of a draft NORA Agenda entitled National Occupational 
Research Agenda for Respiratory Health for public comment. To view the 
notice and related materials, visit https://www.regulations.gov and 
enter CDC-2018-0024 in the search field and click ``Search.''

Table of Contents

 DATES:
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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
 BACKGROUND:

DATES: Electronic or written comments must be received by May 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by CDC-2018-0024 and 
docket number NIOSH-302, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health, NIOSH Docket Office, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-34, Cincinnati, 
Ohio 45226-1998.
    Instructions: All submissions received in response to this notice 
must include the agency name and docket number [CDC-2018-0024; NIOSH-
302]. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. All information 
received in response to this notice will also be available for public 
examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, 1150 Tusculum 
Avenue, Room 155, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Novicki 
NORACoordinator@cdc.gov), National Institute for Occupational Safety 
and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop E-20, 
1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, phone (404) 498-2581 (not a 
toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Occupational Research Agenda 
(NORA) is a partnership program created to stimulate innovative 
research and improved workplace practices. The national agenda is 
developed and implemented through the NORA sector and cross-sector 
councils. Each council develops and maintains an agenda for its sector 
or cross-sector.
    Background: The National Occupational Research Agenda for 
Respiratory Health is intended to identify the research, information, 
and actions most urgently needed to prevent occupational injuries. The 
National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory Health provides a 
vehicle for stakeholders to describe the most relevant issues, gaps, 
and safety and health needs for the sector. Each NORA research agenda 
is meant to guide or promote high priority research efforts on a 
national level, conducted by various entities, including: Government, 
higher education, and the private sector.

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    This is the first Respiratory Health Agenda, developed for the 
third decade of NORA (2016-2026). It was developed considering new 
information about injuries and illnesses, the state of the science, and 
the probability that new information and approaches will make a 
difference. As the steward of the NORA process, NIOSH invites comments 
on the draft National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory 
Health. Comments expressing support or with specific recommendations to 
improve the Agenda are requested. A copy of the draft Agenda is 
available at https://www.regulations.gov (see Docket Number CDC-2018-
0024).

    Dated: March 12, 2018.
Frank Hearl,
Chief of Staff, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-05256 Filed 3-14-18; 8:45 am]
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