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Site Tracks Implementation of Trade Center Suggestions

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2006

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Contact: Michael Baum
301-975-2763

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has implemented a Web-based system (http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/wtc/wtc_recommendations.cfm) so that the public can track the progress toward implementing the recommendations from the agency's building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. For each of the 30 recommendations issued in October 2005, the Web site lists the specific organization or organizations (e.g., standards and code developers, professional groups, state and local authorities) responsible for implementation, the status of the implementation effort, and the remaining plans or work in progress toward implementation. The Web site is current as of Jan. 31, 2006, and will be updated from time to time to report progress.