Criteria Document: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium

January 2013
NIOSH Docket Number 144

NIOSH published a final document, Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium, in January 2013. The final document and the NIOSH responses to the peer and stakeholder and public review comments are provided below.

Previously, a public meeting was held in January 2009 at the Robert A. Taft Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a forum for scientists and representatives of government agencies, industry, labor, and other stakeholders to discuss the external review draft document. Information about the public meeting, the external review draft document, and the peer reviewer, stakeholder, and public comments received are also provided below.

Final Document and Responses to Reviewers’ Comments

Notice of availability of guidance document; 78FR9054; 2/7/13pdf icon [PDF – 176 KB]

Final document “Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium”; DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-128; 1/24/13pdf icon [PDF – 2,647 KB]

NIOSH response to Peer Review Comments; 12/18/12pdf icon [PDF – 1,120 KB]

NIOSH response to Public and Stakeholder Comments; 12/18/12pdf icon [PDF – 1,844 KB]

Pre-Meeting Information

Draft NIOSH “Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium,” September 2008pdf icon [PDF – 65,490 KB]

Notice of request for public to submit comments and attend meeting; 73 FR 61874; 10/17/08pdf icon [PDF – 1,990 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda for the NIOSH public meeting on “Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium;” Cincinnati, OH – 1/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 516 KB]

List of attendees – 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 994 KB]

Presentation titled, “Cr(VI) Criteria Document Update Development Process” by Geraci (NIOSH) – 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 836 KB]

Presentation titled, “History of NIOSH Hexavalent Chromium Process” by Lentz (NIOSH) – 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 877 KB]

Presentation titled, “I. Hexavalent Chromium and Lung Cancer in the Chromate Industry: A Quantitative Risk Assessment” by Park (NIOSH) 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 2,500 KB]

Presentation titled, “II. Thresholds and Other Non-linearities in the Relationship between Hexavalent Chromium and Lung Cancer” by Park (NIOSH) – 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 875 KB]

Presentation titled, “Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium” by MacMahon (NIOSH) – 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,119 KB]

Presentation titled, “Testimony of CPRW – the Center for Construction Research and Training on the NIOSH Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium” by Susi (CPRW – the Center for Construction Research and Training) – 01/22/09pdf icon [PDF – 276 KB]

Post-Meeting Information

Notice of request for public to submit comments: Extension of comment period; 74 FR 4752; 1/27/09pdf icon [PDF – 507 KB]

Submissions from the Public in Order of Receipt

Submission to the docket from Mundt (ENVIRON International Corporation) –-12/31/08pdf icon [PDF – 165 KB]

Submission to the docket from Susi (Center for Construction Research and Training) – 1/8/09pdf icon [PDF – 524 KB]

Submission to the docket from Brown (Wood Preservative Science Council) – 1/9/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,650 KB]

Submission to the docket from Trippler (American Industrial Hygiene Association) – 2/26/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,670 KB]

Submission to the docket from Robinson (Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc.) – 3/17/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,940 KB]

Submission to the docket from Alexeeff (California Environmental Protection Agency) – 3/27/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,700 KB]

Submission to the docket from Mezei (Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – 3/30/09pdf icon [PDF – 4,700 KB]

Submission to the docket from McMahon-Lohrer (Specialty Steel Industry of North America) – 3/31/09pdf icon [PDF – 6,370 KB]

Submission to the docket from Bor (Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO and The Center for Construction Research and Training) – 3/31/09pdf icon [PDF – 7,380 KB]

Submissions from Peer Reviewers

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Peer Reviewer #1 – 1/9/09pdf icon [PDF – 2,200 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Peer Reviewer #2 – 4/24/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,600 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Peer Reviewer #3 – 4/25/09pdf icon [PDF – 2,100 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Peer Reviewer #4 – 4/30/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,455 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Peer Reviewer #5 – 5/2/09pdf icon [PDF – 1,730 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Peer Reviewer #1 – 5/5/09pdf icon [PDF – 277 KB]

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