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Letter: Termination of Declaration of Emergency Justifying the Authorization of Emergency Use of Certain Personal Respiratory Protection Devices

June 21, 2010

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH
Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd., MS D-14
Atlanta, GA 30333

Re: Termination of Declaration of Emergency Justifying the Authorization of Emergency Use of Certain Personal Respiratory Protection Devices

Dear Dr. Frieden:

This letter is to provide advance notice of the termination of the declaration of emergency that was issued by the then Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Charles E. Johnson on April 27, 2009, pursuant to section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), 21 U.S.C. ยง 360bbb-3, justifying the authorization of emergency use of certain Personal Respiratory Protection Devices. This declaration of emergency will terminate when the Public Health Emergency determination for 2009 H1N1 influenza expires on June 23, 2010.

Advance notice of termination will be published in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 564(b)(4) of the Act.

Sincerely,

Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs