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World Trade Center Health Program Eligibility Requirements for Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Pentagon Responders

March 2013
NIOSH Docket Number 261, CDC-2013-0002

Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 amended the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) by adding Title XXXIII, which establishes the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. The WTC Health Program is administered by the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and provides medical monitoring and treatment to eligible firefighters and related personnel, law enforcement officers, and rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers who responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, and to eligible survivors of the New York City attacks. Section 3311(a)(2)(C) of the PHS Act requires the WTC Program Administrator (Administrator) to develop eligibility criteria for enrollment of Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Pentagon responders. This interim final rule establishes those eligibility criteria.

View the submissions received in response to this docket

Federal Register Notice:
Notice of draft publication available for public comment; 78 FR 18855 [PDF - 861 KB]

Background Information:

Public Comment Period

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on April 30, 2013.

Written comments, identified by CDC-2013-0002 and docket number NIOSH-261, may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Federal rulemaking portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number. All relevant comments, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change to

  • Mail: NIOSH Docket Office
    Robert A. Taft Laboratories
    4676 Columbia Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45226

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