Quality Assurance Requirements for Respirators - 42 CFR Part 84, RIN 0920-AA04
NIOSH Docket Number 109
FINAL ACTION: The proposed rulemaking was withdrawn by NIOSH on June 8, 2011.
Notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal; 76FR33188; 6/8/11pdf icon [PDF – 1,940 KB]
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) proposed new quality assurance and control requirements for manufacturers of respirators approved by NIOSH or NIOSH and MSHA under 42 CFR Part 84 – Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices.
This docket collected the public comments related to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Information submitted to the docket was considered in the context of developing a Final Rule to update the quality requirements for respirator manufacturers and ultimately the quality of respirators used by the American workforces.
NIOSH published a proposed rule on the Quality Assurance Requirements for Respirators on December 10, 2008 and requested comments on this proposed rule on or before February 9, 2009 (73 FR 75045). On March 4, 2009, NIOSH announced two public meetings and reopened the comment period for the proposed rule until April 10, 2009 (74 FR 9381). NIOSH held the two public meetings on March 23, 2009 and March 30, 2009. A commenter requested that the NIOSH extend the public comment period, noting that the costs associated with the proposed QA requirements related to inspections, audits, documentation, complaint management, and document control administration are significant. We reopened the comment period for this proposal until October 9, 2009 (74 FR 41309).
Information on the development of concepts that led to this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking can be found in NIOSH Docket number 001.
This proposed rulemaking was withdrawn by NIOSH on June 8, 2011. See withdrawal notice above.
Materials Under Evaluation
Notice of proposed rulemaking; 73 FR 75045; 12/10/08pdf icon [PDF – 7.84 MB]
Technical analysis of proposed sampling plans, their statistical equivalence, and comparison with sampling plans covered by existing requirements of 42 CFR Part 84, Subpart E, §84.41. Supplement to Quality Assurance Requirements for Respirators; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 238, Wednesday December 10, 2008.pdf icon [PDF – 15.9 MB] Written under NIOSH contract 254-2005-M-11458 by H&H Servicco Corporation, http://www.samplingplans.comexternal icon.
Meeting Information – Adelphi, MD (3/23/09)
Meeting Information – Los Angeles, CA (3/30/09)
Submissions from the Public in Order of Receipt
Submission to NIOSH docket from Weber (3M) – 4/10/09pdf icon [PDF – 2,150 KB]
Submission to NIOSH docket from Shipp (ISEA) – 10/9/09pdf icon [PDF – 7.42 MB]
Submission to NIOSH docket from Weber (3M) – 10/9/09pdf icon [PDF – 2.84 MB]