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  • March 22, 2017 — Federal Register Notice: World Trade Center Health Program is currently requesting nominations for Scientific Peer Reviewers of proposed additions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.
    The CDC is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for scientific peer reviewers of proposed additions of conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). When the Administrator proposes to add a condition to the List, he must publish the proposed rule in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553). Additionally, as required by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act in section 3312(a)(6)(F), prior to issuing a final rule to add a health condition to the List, the Administrator must provide for an independent peer review of the scientific and technical evidence that would be the basis for issuing such final rule.

  • February 21, 2017 — Federal Register Notice: Petition 014-Rheumatoid Arthritis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
    On September 29, 2016, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition to add autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). Upon reviewing the information provided by the petitioner, the Administrator has determined that Petition 014 is not substantially different from Petitions 007, 008, 009, 011, and 013, which also requested the addition of autoimmune diseases, including various subtypes. The Administrator has published responses to the five previous petitions in the Federal Register and has determined that Petition 014 does not provide additional evidence of a causal relationship between 9/11 exposures and autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. Accordingly, the Administrator finds that insufficient evidence exists to request a recommendation of the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), to publish a proposed rule, or to publish a determination not to publish a proposed rule.

  • February 14, 2017Letter to the STAC Chair from the Administrator about the STAC’s recommendations on the Policy and Procedures for Adding Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions and the Policy and Procedures for Adding Non-Cancer Conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.

    Note: The above link to the letter to the STAC Chair will take you to the official docket (CDC-2016-0036) for this topic at Regulations.gov.
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