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Revised NIOSH CBRN Respirator Test Requirements Effective Jan 2020

Revised Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) Test Fees, Fee Collection Process, and submission Requirements for NIOSH CBRN Respirator Approvals

Credit: CDC

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) employs the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC) to conduct Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) portion of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) testing required for NIOSH CBRN approval.

CCDC CBC recently reviewed the fees and business procedures associated with conducting CWA testing in support of NIOSH conformity assessment. As a result of
the review and analysis, the CCDC CBC fees charged for conducting NIOSH CWA tests, and payment processing have been revised. The new fees and CCDC CBC business processes are effective January 1, 2020.

All NIOSH approval requests requiring CWA testing received on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to the new fees and payment process. Note especially that fees for CWA testing will need to be paid in advance of testing being conducted utilizing a Technology Support Agreement (TSA) with CCDC CBC; therefore, requests that require CWA testing, also require a TSA to be in place with CCDC CBC prior to making the submission to NIOSH.

CCDC CBC staff will be reaching out to current NIOSH approval holders with CBRN approvals to insure the appropriate agreements are in place. If you have any questions concerning the fees, please call the NIOSH National Personal
Protective Technology Laboratory, Conformity Verification and Standards Development Branch at (412) 386-4000. For information on establishing or maintaining a TSA with CCDC CBC, please contact CCDC CBC at (410) 436-2772.

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