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HHS/CDC RIN: 0920-AA83 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Approval Standards for Combination Unit Respirators 

HHS proposes to amend the Respirator Approval Program regulations in 42 CFR part 84 to add a new subpart P. Subpart P would contain performance standards allowing the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to approve a new class of respiratory protective devices combination unit respirators by incorporating by reference to a recently developed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) consensus standard, NFPA 1987, Standard on Combination Unit Respirator Systems for Tactical and Technical Operations.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 84, subpart P     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 91-596    Pub. L. 179    Pub. L. 91-173   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2024 
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