Federal Register

As part of the rulemaking process, the WTC Health Program publishes notices in the Federal Register, the daily journal of the United States Government. . The Federal Register notice includes information about the background of the rule and its scientific basis. It also explains the agency's legal authority for the rulemaking and includes a description of all of the regulatory requirements and assessments.

The WTC Health Program typically uses the following three types of rulemaking:

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—This notice announces the start of the rulemaking process to the public. This notice provides the public an opportunity to review and submit comments on a proposed regulation.
  • Interim Final Rule—An interim final rule is published when it is necessary to implement a rule quickly. This is typically done when the final rule is in the best interest of the public. Regulations that are implemented by an interim final rule are typically final rules when they are published.
  • Final Rule—This notice announces the final rule. If public comments were received on the earlier notice of proposed rulemaking or on an interim final rule, the final rule notice will summarize and respond to comments and will explain any resulting changes to the text of the rule.

The Federal Register notices below contain discussions of each of the Part 88 provisions and provide answers to comments submitted by the public.

Note: For meeting notices for the WTC Health Program's Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), please visit the STAC Meetings page . For petitions received and WTC Health Program responses, please visit the Petitions Received page.

2021


  • World Trade Center Health Program; Request for Information
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-07-22/pdf/2021-15611.pdf [2 page 299 KB]
    Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 138
    Page: 38720 - 38721
    Published: July 22, 2021

  • Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations – Proposed Project: World Trade Center Health Program Enrollment, Petitions, Designated Representative/HIPAA Authorization, and Member Satisfaction. (OMB Control No. 0920–0891, Exp. 12/31/2021) — Revision
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-04-30/pdf/2021-09095.pdf [3 page 195 KB]
    Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 82
    Page: 22967
    Published: April 30, 2021

  • Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)—Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), RFA OH–21–003, Extension of the World Trade Center Health Registry (U50); Amended Notice of Meeting
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-02-18/pdf/2021-03231.pdf [1 page 195 KB]
    Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 31
    Page: 10081
    Published: February 18, 2021

  • Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)—Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), PAR 20–280, Cooperative Research Agreements to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01); and RFA OH–21–004, Exploratory/Developmental Grants Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (R21); Amended Notice of Meeting
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-02-18/pdf/2021-03230.pdf [1 pages 195 KB]
    Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 31
    Page: 10092
    Published: February 18, 2021

2020


2019


2018


  • Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review – Proposed Project: The World Trade Center Health Program: Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning for Translational Research (Part 1, Formative Research: Focus Groups)
    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-12-10/pdf/2018-26633.pdf [2 pages 203 KB]
    Federal Register, Vo. 83, No. 236
    Pages: 63515-63516
    Published: December 10, 2018

2016


  • Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC or the Committee)
    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-25/pdf/2016-03933.pdf [2 pages 221 KB]
    Federal Register, Vo. 81, No. 37
    Pages: 9472-9473
    Published: February 25, 2016

    Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by March 31, 2016.

2015


  • Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC or the Committee)
    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-24/pdf/2015-03682.pdf [2 pages 197 KB]
    Federal Register, Vo. 80, No. 36
    Pages: 9729-9730
    Published: February 24, 2015

    Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by March 31, 2015.

2014


  • Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC or the Committee)
    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-30/pdf/2014-01824.pdf [2 pages 194 KB]
    Federal Register, Vo. 79, No. 20
    Pages: 4911-4912
    Published: January 30, 2014 Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by March 14, 2014.

2013


  • Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
  • Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee: Nominations of Candidates
    • Notice: Nominations of Candidates
      https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-03/pdf/2013-16015.pdf [2 pages 193 KB]
      Federal Register, Vo. 78, No. 128
      Pages: 40152-40153
      Published: July 3, 2013

      Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by August 9, 2013.

      Note: This notice supersedes the following documents published in the Federal Register: June 11, 2013 Volume 78, Number 112, Pages 35036–35037; June 21, 2013 Volume 78, Number 120, Page 37542; and June 28, 2013 Volume 78, Number 125, Page 38983. Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by August 9, 2013.

  • Certification of Breast Cancer in WTC Responders and Survivors Exposed to PCBs
  • Eligibility Requirements for Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Pentagon Responders
    (RIN 0920-AA48)

2012


2011