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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).

SUMMARY:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting on updating the NIOSH publication “Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategies Manual”.

The document can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/​niosh/​docs/​77-173/​.

Instructions are provided for submitting comments.

Public Meeting Dates and Times: November 8, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST and November 9, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

Place: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001.

Purpose of Meeting: To obtain input from stakeholders on their needs for information and guidance to be included in a revision of the “Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategies Manual” (OESSM), which is sometimes referred to as “Leidel, Busch and Lynch” or “The NIOSH Yellow Book” [http://www.cdc.gov/​niosh/​77-173.html].

Status: The forum will include scientists and representatives from various government agencies, industry, labor, and other stakeholders, and is open to the public, limited only by the space available. Persons wanting to attend and contribute comments at the meeting are requested to register at http://www.team-psa.com/​niosh-OESSM07/​home.asp no later than November 1, 2007. Unreserved walk-in attendees will be accommodated on the day of the meeting if space is available.

The meeting has several scheduled presentations and panels that will include time for questions and answers. In addition, two breakout sessions will be held to solicit discussion and input on specific occupational exposure issues.

Presentations, questions, and oral comments given at the meeting will be recorded and included in the docket. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted to Diane Miller, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513/533-8611. All material submitted to the Agency should reference docket number NIOSH-091 and must be submitted by November 30, 2007 to be considered by the Agency. All electronic comments should be formatted as Microsoft Word. Please make reference to docket number NIOSH-091.

NIOSH seeks to obtain materials, including published and unpublished reports and research findings, relevant to the current practice, limitations, and needs for development of occupational exposure assessment practices and policies.

NIOSH will use this information to assess the needs and scientific basis for revisions to its guidance and recommendations in occupational exposure assessment.

Contact Person for Technical Information: Paul Middendorf, telephone (513)533-8606, M/S C-9, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.

Contact Person for Submitting Comments/Meeting Attendance: Diane Miller, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513/533-8611. All material submitted to the Agency should reference docket number NIOSH-091.

All information received in response to this notice will be available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.

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Dated: October 18, 2007.

James D. Seligman,

Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. E7-21078 Filed 10-25-07; 8:45 am]

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