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Respiratory Protective Devices—42 CFR 84—Regulation—(0920-0109)—Reinstatement—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
The regulatory authority for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certification program for respiratory protective devices is found in the Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 577a, 651 et seq., and 657(g)) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 3, 5, 7, 811, 842(h), 844). These regulations provide the basis for the performance tests and the criteria to respirator manufacturers who submit respirators for testing and certification to be NIOSH-approved. Respirators are used by millions of American construction workers, miners, painters, asbestos removal workers, fabric mill workers, and fire fighters. Improved testing requirements have Start Printed Page 14255benefits industrial workers, and health care workers implementing the current CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Tuberculosis. Recent developments have provided approvals for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Air-Purifying respirators, Powered Air-Purifying (PAPR) and Air-Purifying Escape respirators for use by fire fighters and other first responders to potential terrorist attacks. NIOSH, in accordance with 42 CFR 84: (1) Issues certificates of approval for respirators meeting specified construction, performance, and protection requirements; (2) establishes procedures and requirements to be met in filing applications for approval; (3) specifies minimum requirements and methods to be employed by NIOSH and by applicants in conducting inspections, examinations, and tests to determine effectiveness of respirators; (4) establishes a schedule of fees to be charged applicants for testing and certification, and (5) establishes approval labeling requirements.
Information is collected from respirator manufacturers such as; contact information, type of respirator, quality assurance plan, and draft labels, as specified in the regulation. The estimated annualized burden hours are 78,776.
There is no cost to the respondents other than their time.
|Type of respondents||Type of forms||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden response (in hours)|
|Respirator Manufacturers||84.11 Applications||43||8||86|
|84.43 Record Keeping||43||8||46|
Dated: March 11, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-5259 Filed 3-14-08; 8:45 am]
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