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World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program: Petitions Submitted Requesting the Addition of a Condition to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions

April 2014
NIOSH Docket Number 094

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 allows any interested party to petition the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program to add a condition to the list of WTC-Related Health Conditions.

The petition should include:

  • Name and contact information of the interested party
  • Name and description of the conditions(s) to be added; and
  • Reasons for adding the conditions (s), including the medical basis for the association between the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the condition(s) to be added.

The WTC Health Program has developed an optional form that can be submitted: Petition for the Addition of a New WTC-Related Health Condition for Coverage under the WTC Health Program.

Petitions should be sent to the Administrator of the WTC Health Program at:

WTC Health Program
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
395 E Street SW, Suite 9200
Washington, DC 20201
or
WTC@cdc.gov

For additional information on the petitions listed below, please visit the WTC Health Program's Petitions Received page.

Petitions Received and WTC Health Program Responses

Petition 11-Autoimmune Diseases-Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Petition 11-Autoimmune Diseases-Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis
January 25, 2016

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 011—Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
April 25, 2016

Petition 10 –Peripheral Neuropathy

Petition 10 –Peripheral Neuropathy
January 5, 2016

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 010—Peripheral neuropathy; Findings of Insufficient Evidence
April 4, 2016

Petition 9 - Autoimmune Disease—Multiple Sclerosis

Petition letter received from individual 
September 14, 2015

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 009--Autoimmune Diseases—Multiple Sclerosis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence 
October 28, 2015

Petition 8 - Autoimmune Disease—Encephalitis of the Brain

Petition letter received from individual 
May 11, 2015

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 008--Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence 
July 10, 2015

Petition 7 - Autoimmune Diseases/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Petition letter received from individual 
April 6, 2015

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 007--Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
June 8, 2015

Petition 6 - Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Petition letter received from individual 
October 20, 2014

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 006--Primary Biliary Cirrhosis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
December 18, 2014

Petition 5 - Acoustic Neuroma

Petition letter received from individual 
September 2, 2014

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 005--Acoustic Neuroma; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
November 4, 2014

Petition 4 - Cardiovascular Disease

Petition letter received from individual 
March 7, 2014

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 004--Cardiovascular Disease; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
May 6, 2014

Petition 3 - Kidney Damage

Petition letter received from individual 
January 22, 2014

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 003—Kidney Damage; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
March 31, 2014

Petition 2 - Prostate Cancer

Petition 1 - Cancer

Petition letter received from various Congressional members 
September 7, 2011

Letter from John Howard, MD, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to Elizabeth Ward, Ph.D., Chair, WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee
October 5, 2011

Administrator's Request to the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee:
March 21, 2012

Advisory Committee Recommendation for Health Condition under Consideration:
March 31, 2012

Statement from the Administrator:
April 2, 2012

Proposed Rule Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Certain Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
June 13, 2012

Final Rule Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Certain Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
September 12, 2012

Final Rule Correction Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Certain Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
October 12, 2012

Miscellaneous Items:
STAC Email Traffic during Preparatory Work on Report for Petition 001 – Cancer&
March 22, 2012

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