Statement from the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Add Uterine Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
May 10, 2022
The rulemaking published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2022 proposes the addition of uterine cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). The rulemaking is available for public review and comment for 45 days beginning on May 10, 2022 and ending on June 24, 2022. The WTC Health Program welcomes all comments on the proposed rule.
This proposed rule is not a final determination. After the receipt and consideration of comments from the public and reviews by independent peer reviewers, the Administrator will make a final determination about whether to add uterine cancer to the List and will publish a final rule responding to the comments and peer reviews.
The WTC Health Program is committed to an open and transparent decision-making process.
The press release is available in the NIOSH Newsroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of cancer are being proposed to be added to the List? How does this differ from what the Program currently covers?
1 To learn more about rare cancers in the WTC Health Program, see
https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/pdfs/policies/WTCHP_PP_RareCancers05052014-508.pdf [PDF, 1 page 249 KB] .
2 PHS Act, sec. 3312(a)(6)(A); 42 CFR § 88.16(b).
3 PHS Act, sec. 3312(a)(6)(B); 42 CFR§ 88.16(a).