[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 55 (Thursday, March 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13496-13497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-5216]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH 101]


A Public meeting to provide input regarding the draft document, 
``Long-Term Field Evaluation (LTFE) Program Concept''

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: Notice of public meeting.

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    Meeting Date and Time: March 22, 2007, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Place: DoubleTree Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, 8402 University Blvd., 
Moon Township, PA 15108.
SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) announces the availability of opportunity for the public to 
provide input regarding the draft document, ``Long-Term Field 
Evaluation (LTFE) Program Concept.'' The public meeting will be held on 
March 22, 2007 at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, 8402 
University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108.
    NIOSH is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and 
making recommendations for the approval for self-contained, self-
rescuer (SCSR) closed circuit escape respirators, Title 42, Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 84. The LTFE program for self-contained 
self-rescuers (SCSRs) for miners was initiated more than 20 years ago 
by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. The objective for the LTFE program is to 
obtain data to determine the expected performance characteristics of 
SCSRs used in the mining industry. LTFE program results based on 
scientific principles can provide useful information to monitor 
expected SCSR performance and assess possible degradation due to the 
physical stresses of in-mine use. Of utmost concern is the successful 
performance of any SCSR that passes its inspection criteria specified 
by the manufacturer. It is such an apparatus that must be relied upon 
in an emergency.
    A copy of the draft document can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/
niosh/review/public/NPPTL-LTFE/.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office, 
Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway. M/S C-34, 
Cincinnati, OH 45226, telephone 513/533-8450, fax 513/533-8285. 
Comments may also be submitted directly at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
review/public/NPPTL-LTFE/.
    The document will remain available for comment until April 5, 2007. 
Comments should reference docket number NIOSH-101 in the subject 
heading.
    All information received in response to this notice will be 
available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket 
Office, Room 111, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.
    Contact Person for Technical Information: Les Boord, NIOSH Director 
for National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans 
Mill Road, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.


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    Dated: March 15, 2007.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-5216 Filed 3-21-07; 8:45 am]
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