Letter to All Interested Parties
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Issue Date: July 10, 2002
From: Richard W. Metzler, Acting Laboratory Director, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
Subject: Relocation of NIOSH's Respirator Branch to the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is announcing the relocation of the Respirator Branch to the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) in Bruceton, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
As of Monday, August 5, 2002 all respirator approval applications, associated correspondence, and hardware with the exception of SCBA CBRN hardware should be mailed to:
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 18070
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-18070
SCBA CBRN respirator hardware should continue to be mailed to:
Attn: Engineering Directorate/ Mr. Ron Pojunas
Soldier and Biological Chemical Command
5183 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5423
As a point of clarification, SCBA CBRN respirator applications and associated correspondence should be be mailed to the above Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania address the same as all other respirator applications.
Manufacturers can still inquire about the status of their projects, obtain copies of the Standard Application Form, Certified Equipment List, etc. on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/certpgmspt/default.html. The technical support telephone number and E-mail address shown on this website will be updated.
In the interim, those applications which are mailed to the Morgantown facility will be forwarded to the Pittsburgh facility via courier.
The Respirator Branch looks forward to working with respirator manufacturers as we transition to our new location. If you have any questions regarding this issue, please feel free to contact the Respirator Branch at 412-386-4000.