Respirator Certification Fees Final Rule
A final rule establishing a new fee schedule for the certification and approval of respiratory protective devices was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2015. The final rule amends 42 CFR Part 84, Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices and creates two new fee schedules: one that specifies annual or fixed fees, and the other that specifies application-based fees. The fee structure is used by NIOSH to charge respirator manufacturers for the examination, inspection, and testing of respirators, which are submitted to NIOSH for the purpose of obtaining or modifying a certificate of approval.Fee schedules will be remain in effect for at least two years and will be revised as needed to reflect cost increases. Fee schedule updates will be published in the Federal Register and will be subject to public comment.