Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers

August 22, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) employs the Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s (ECBC) Test Laboratory to conduct the chemical warfare agent (CWA) testing portion of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) testing required for NIOSH CBRN approval. ECBC has reviewed the fees associated with the CWA testing that they perform. As a result of the most recent analysis, the fees charged by ECBC for conducting CWA tests have been revised. The new fees are effective September 1, 2014. All applications received on or after that date will be charged accordingly. The revised fees are listed below, by respirator type. If you have any questions, please call the Technology Evaluation Branch at (412) 386-4000.

Air-Purifying Escape Respirator (CBRN APER)

Air-Purifying Escape Respirator (CBRN APER)
Test Number Fee/Test
0450 GB (SMARTMAN) Qualifier LAT (QLAT) $9142.00
0451 HD (SMARTMAN) Qualifier LAT (QLAT) $9142.00
0450 GB L (SMARTMAN) Remainder LAT (RLAT) $9142.00
LAT (RLAT) 0451 HD (SMARTMAN) Remainder $9142.00
Fees revised August 2014

Air-Purifying Respirator (CBRN APR) Gas Mask

Air-Purifying Respirator (CBRN APR) Gas Mask
Test Number Fee/Test
0350 GB (SMARTMAN) Qualifier LAT (QLAT) $9142.00
0351 HD (SMARTMAN) Qualifier LAT (QLAT) $9142.00
0350 GB (SMARTMAN) Remainder LAT (RLAT) $9142.00
0351 HD (SMARTMAN) Remainder LAT (RLAT) $9142.00
Fees revised August 2014

Powered, Air-Purifying Respirator(CBRN PAPR) Gas Mask

Powered, Air-Purifying Respirator(CBRN PAPR) Gas Mask
Test Number Fee/Test
0350 GB (SMARTMAN) Qualifier LAT (QLAT) $9142.00
0351 HD (SMARTMAN) Qualifier LAT (QLAT) $9142.00
0350 GB (SMARTMAN) Remainder LAT (RLAT) $9142.00
0351 HD (SMARTMAN) Remainder LAT (RLAT) $9142.00
Fees revised August 2014

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (CBRN SCBA) Fee

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (CBRN SCBA) Fee
Test Number Fee/Test
0200 GB LAT $9142.00
0201 HD LAT $9142.00
Fees revised August 2014

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (CBRN SCBA) Fee

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (CBRN SCBA) Fee
Test Number Fee/Test
0200 GB LAT $9142.00
0201 HD LAT $9142.00
Fees revised August 2014

Sincerely yours,

Jonathan V. Szalajda
Acting Chief,
Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

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