Department of the Army Regulation 11-34

Army Programs

The Army Respiratory Protection Program

25 July 2013

Effective date: 25 August 2013


PIN: 067365000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation has been revised to update the policies and responsibilities for the Army Respiratory Protection Program.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, Army National Guard, Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. Military-unique masks and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear respirators used for emergency response are exempt from this regulation.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is The Surgeon General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate the approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (DASG-PPM-NC), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to HQDA (DASG-PPM-NC), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only, and is intended for command level C for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 11-34, dated 15 February 1990. This regulation rescinds TB MED 502, dated 15 February 1982.

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