World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC)

MAY 2023

NIOSH Docket Number 248-K, CDC-2023-0040

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC will hold a virtual meeting of the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) on June 21, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., EDT, and on June 22, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., EDT. The main focus of the meeting will be a discussion of the new youth research cohort being established by the WTC Health Program. The meeting agenda will include a presentation on establishing the cohort and the Program’s perspectives, as well as an overview of young survivors. In addition, the WTCHP Survivors Steering Committee will lead presentations on young survivors’ views and community-based participatory research. The meeting will also include a presentation and discussion about substantive amendments to the existing Policy and Procedures for Adding Non-Cancer Health Conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.  Proposed revisions to the Policy and Procedures were initially presented to the STAC at their meeting on February 9, 2023; the presentation will detail further revisions made to the Policy and Procedures in response to recommendations of the STAC at its previous meeting.

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Reference Documents

Federal Register Notice: Federal Register Notice 5/26/23 [PDF – 200 KB]

Background Information: Background documents as well as the agenda for this meeting are available on the WTC Health Program website at

Public Comment Period

Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 22, 2023.   

Written comments, identified by CDC-2023-0040 and docket number NIOSH-248-K, 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
    1090 Tusculum Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45226