The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Seeks Potential Peer Reviewers of Proposed Additions of Conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
The WTC Health Program is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for scientific peer reviewers of proposed additions of conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List).
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-347, as amended by Pub. L. 114-113) requires the Administrator of the WTC Health Program (Administrator) to provide for an independent peer review of the scientific and technical evidence that would be the basis for issuing a final rule to add a health condition to the List prior to issuing the final rule. To assist in accomplishing independent peer review in a timely manner, the Administrator is developing a standing pool of persons with the scientific, technical, and medical background to potentially serve in this role to provide their individual input to the Administrator based on the health condition in the proposed rule under consideration. The peer reviewers will not meet as a group, provide consensus advice or recommendations to the Administrator, or produce a collective work product(s).
All persons who have the necessary minimum qualifications will be included in the standing pool of potential peer reviewers. These persons will be included in the standing pool of potential peer reviewers for 3 years unless they request in writing to be removed. After 3 years, persons may be nominated again and update their information.
The Administrator will select peer reviewers for any proposed rule by matching the nature of the proposed addition to the List and the nominee’s background and expertise, as well as any potential conflict of interest. In selecting peer reviewers, the Administrator will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations must include the following information:
- Name, Occupation, and Employer;
- Contact information including mailing address, email, and phone number;
- Listing of scientific credentials including academic degrees and specialized training;
- Area of competencies (e.g., medical, epidemiology, exposure assessment, industrial hygiene);
- Area of specialty (e.g., Cardiovascular, Integumentary, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Urinary, Immune, Lymphatic, Muscular, Nervous, Reproductive, Respiratory, Skeletal);
- Publication list;
- Other materials to support the nominee’s ability to perform scientific peer review; and
- For third-party nominations, affirmation from the nominee that they are aware of and agree to the nomination.
Submit nominations to: email@example.com or NIOSH Docket 294, c/o Kiana Harper, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Patriots Plaza 1, 395 E Street, S.W. Suite 9200, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted.
For Further Information contact: Paul Middendorf at (404) 498-2500 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.