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Petitions Received and WTC Health Program Responses

Listed below are the petitions received to date:

Petition 025—Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism, Including Heavy Metal- Induced Parkinsonism

Petition letter received from individual
(9 pages, 5.37 MB)
September 30, 2019

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism, Including Heavy Metal-Induced Parkinsonism;

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 025—Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism, Including Heavy Metal- Induced Parkinsonism; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 85, No. 33
(4 pages, 347 KB)
February 20, 2020

Petition 023—Uterine Cancer, Including Endometrial Cancer

Petition letter received from individual
(36 pages, 13.6 MB)
April 17, 2019

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Uterine Cancer, Including Endometrial Cancer;

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 23 – Uterine Cancer, Including Endometrial Cancer; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 185
(6 pages, 342 KB)
September 24, 2019

Petition 022—Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

Petition letter received from individual
(26 pages, 16 MB)
March 11, 2019

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 22 – Monoclonal Grammopathy of Undetermined Significance
Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 151
(4 pages, 315 KB)
August 6, 2019

Petition 21 - Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Petition letter received from individual
(4 pages, 2.51 MB)
November 28, 2018

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 021 — Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 58
Pages: 11267-11268
March 26, 2019

Petition 20 - Stroke

Petition letter received from individual
(35 pages, 277 KB)
August 26, 2018

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Stroke

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 020 — Stroke
Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 37
Pages: 5972-5977
February 25, 2019

Petition 19 - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Petition letter received from individual
(8 pages, 528 KB)
May 17, 2018

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 019 — Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 160
Pages: 41039-41041
August 17, 2018

Petition 18 - Hypertension

Petition letter received from individual
(12 pages, 528 KB)
January 5, 2018

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Hypertension

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 018 — Hypertension; Finding of Insufficient Evidence; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 79
Pages: 17783-17787
April 24, 2018

Petition 17 - Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism

Petition letter received from individual
(4 pages, 1.1 MB)
May 10, 2017

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 017 — Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 133
Pages: 32312-32315
July 13, 2017

Petition 16 - Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism

Petition letter received from individual
(4 pages, 1.1 MB)
February 22, 2017

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 016 — Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 133
Pages: 32312-32315
July 13, 2017

Petition 15 - Neuropathy

Petition letter received from individual
(4 pages, 1.1 MB)
November 25, 2016

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Neuropathy

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 015 — Neuropathy; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 90
Pages: 22004-22006
May 11, 2017

Petition 14 - Rheumatoid Arthritis

Petition letter received from individual
(5 pages, 1 MB)
September 29, 2016

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 014 — Rheumatoid Arthritis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 33
Pages: 11164-11166
February 21, 2017

Petition 13 - Multiple Sclerosis (Autoimmune)

Petition letter received from individual
(6 pages, 1.23 MB)
April 4, 2016

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Multiple Sclerosis (Autoimmune)

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 013 — Multiple Sclerosis (Autoimmune); Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 170
Pages: 60329-60332
September 1, 2016

Petition 12 - Atherosclerosis

Petition letter received from individual
(14 pages, 3 MB)
April 11, 2016

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Atherosclerosis

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 012 — Atherosclerosis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 240
Pages: 90295-90297
December 14, 2016

Petition 11 - Autoimmune Disease—Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Petition letter received from individual
(8 pages, 2.18 MB)
January 25, 2016

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Autoimmune Disease, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 011 — Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 79
Pages: 24047-24050
April 25, 2016

Petition 10 - Peripheral Neuropathy

Petition letter received from individual
(5 pages, 1.46 MB)
January 5, 2016

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Peripheral Neuropathy

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 010 — Peripheral Neuropathy; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 64
Pages: 19108-19110
April 4, 2016

Petition 9 - Autoimmune Disease—Multiple Sclerosis

Petition letter received from individual
(45 pages, 526 KB)
September 14, 2015

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Autoimmune Diseases/Multiple Sclerosis

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 009 — Autoimmune Diseases—Multiple Sclerosis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 80, No. 208
Pages: 65980-65982
October 28, 2015

Petition 8 - Autoimmune Disease—Encephalitis of the Brain

Petition letter received from individual
(45 pages, 11 MB)
May 11 , 2015

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Autoimmune Diseases/Encephalitis of the Brain

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 008 — Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 80, No. 132
Pages: 39720-39722
July 10, 2015

Petition 7 - Autoimmune Diseases/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Petition letter received from individual
(4 pages, 992 KB)
April 6, 2015

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Autoimmune Diseases/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 007 — Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 80, No. 109
Pages: 32333-32334
June 8, 2015

Petition 6 - Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Petition letter received from individual
(87 pages, 24 MB)
October 20, 2014

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 006 — Primary Biliary Cirrhosis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 243
Pages: 75528-75529
December 18, 2014

Petition 5 - Acoustic Neuroma

Petition letter received from individual
(9 pages, 2.13 MB)
September 2, 2014

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Acoustic Neuroma

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 005 — Acoustic Neuroma; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 213
Pages: 65369-65371
November 4, 2014

Petition 4 - Cardiovascular Disease

Petition letter received from individual
(10 pages, 2 MB)
March 7, 2014

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Cardiovascular disease

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 004 — Cardiovascular Disease; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 87
Pages: 25766-25767
May 6, 2014

Petition 3 - Kidney Damage

Petition letter received from individual
(7 pages, 1.57 MB)
January 22, 2014

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Kidney damage

Finding of Insufficient Evidence Published in the Federal Register:
Petition 003 — Kidney Damage; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 61
Pages: 17972-17973
March 31, 2014

Petition 2 - Prostate Cancer

Petition letter received from Patrick Lynch, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
(1 page, 276 KB)
April 30, 2013

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Prostate cancer

Final Rule Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
Federal Register, Vo. 78, No. 182
Pages: 57505-57523
Published: September 19, 2013

Proposed Rule Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
Federal Register, Vo. 78, No. 127
Pages: 39670-39691
Published: July 2, 2013

Statement from the Administrator

July 3, 2013: Statement from the Administrator regarding the Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions

Petition 1 - Cancer

Petition letter received from various Congressional members
(2 pages, 1,412 KB)
September 7, 2011

Health Condition Requested for Consideration: Cancer

Letter from John Howard, MD, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to Elizabeth Ward, Ph.D., Chair, WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee
(1 page, 187 KB)
October 5, 2011

Administrator's Request to the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee:
March 21, 2012
(2 pages, 574 KB)

Advisory Committee Recommendation for Health Condition under Consideration:
March 31, 2012
(52 pages, 574 KB)

Statement from the Administrator:
April 2, 2012

Proposed Rule Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Certain Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 114
Pages: 35574-35615
June 13, 2012

Final Rule Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Certain Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 177
Pages: 56138-56168
September 12, 2012

Final Rule Correction Published in the Federal Register:
Addition of Certain Types of Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 198
Pages: 62167-62176
October 12, 2012

Miscellaneous Items:

STAC Email Traffic During Preparatory Work on Report for Petition 001 – Cancer
(36 pages, 270 KB)
March 22, 2012