On February 13, 2007, Mayor
Michael R. Bloomberg accepted a report entitled “Addressing
the Health Impacts of 9-11” from Deputy Mayors
Ed Skyler and Linda Gibbs detailing a comprehensive
set of recommendations “to ensure a sustained,
high-quality public health response” for individuals
experiencing health conditions related to the September
11th attacks. Click
here to read the press release.
Recommendation 9 of the report calls for the Lower
Manhattan Construction Command Center (LMCCC), in coordination
with the NYC Office of Emergency Management, the Department
of Environtmental Protection, and other city agencies,
to ensure effective coordination of construction, deconstruction,
and other activities that could pose environmental hazards
to the community and to expand outreach about such activities.
executive orders of the governor and the mayor, the
LMCCC has oversight responsibility for nearly all construction
projects south of Canal Street. The LMCCC works with public
and private project sponsors and regulatory agencies to
ensure that projects are implemented in a coordinated
fashion. For more information on LMCCC’s coordination
As mandated by the executive orders,
the LMCCC implemented an air monitoring program to monitor
the impact of construction projects on air quality in
Lower Manhattan. This program monitors levels of particulate
matter associated with construction activity and measures
it against an established baseline to determine the
construction’s impact. Click
here for more information on the LMCCC’s air
monitoring program, including the latest air quality
The LMCCC is constantly working with all project managers in Lower Manhattan to
improve communication and outreach to affected communities.
However, there are three Lower Manhattan projects -- 130
Liberty Street, Fiterman Hall, and 130 Cedar Street --
that require more extensive outreach due to the concerns
posed by their unique circumstances. These three locations
are the only remaining buildings breached on September
11th that have not been reoccupied.
Each of these three
projects has dedicated resources for community outreach
efforts. These efforts include regular public meetings,
establishing project community advisory committees,
and posting key project information -- including regulatory
filings, other key documents, and air quality readings
-- on the LMCCC’s website, lowermanhattan.info,
for public viewing.
Click below for more information on each project:
The city has several other resources available to assist
first responders, residents, workers, and other groups
whose health may have been affected by September 11th.
As described in Recommendation
4A in the report, Mayor Bloomberg appointed Jeffrey
Hon as Citywide WTC Health Coordinator with responsibility
for fostering relationships and improving communication
with affected populations.
||As described in Recommendation
5 in the report, on September 9, 2007 the WTC
Health Coordinator and the Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene the 9/11
Health Website to serve as a “one-stop”
resource for additional WTC related health issues.
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