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HHS/CDC RIN: 0920-AA69 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Development of Regulatory Requirements for Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) Intended for Use in Healthcare 

Although respirator manufacturers have made significant technical advances in Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) design, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) regulatory requirements for industrial use units limit the introduction of smaller, light-weight PAPRs specific for healthcare use. Accordingly, NIOSH proposes to issue alternative regulatory requirements for PAPRs intended to meet the special needs of healthcare workers, thereby providing respirator manufacturers with more product design options to address the needs of this market.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 84   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 91-596    Pub. L. 61-179    Pub. L. 91-173   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rachel Weiss
Public Health Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-46,
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone:404 498-2500