Legislation

The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 authorized the regulation of the possession, use, and transfer of Select Agents and toxins.

  • USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 Adobe PDF (400KB PDF)

    The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act Of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act) was passed in order to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes.

  • 29 CFR 1910.1200-Hazard Communication

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of information about the identities and hazards of chemicals in the workplace. This is to be accomplished through comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets and employee training.

  • 29 CFR 1910.1450-Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory

    This regulation establishes requirements that employers must follow to prevent employee exposure to hazardous chemicals.

  • 49 CFR 171-180-Transportation

    The Research and Special Administration of the Department of Transportation in August of 2002 revised transportation requirements for infectious substances, including regulated medical waste, to: adopt defining criteria and packaging requirements consistent with international standards; revise the current broad exceptions for diagnostic specimens and biological products; and authorize bulk packaging options for regulated medical waste consistent with requirements in international standards and DOT exemptions. These revisions will assure an acceptable level of safety for the transportation of infectious substances, and facilitate domestic and international transportation.

  • 21 USC 151-159- Viruses, Serums, Toxins, Antitoxins, and Analogous Products Adobe PDF (20KB PDF)

    This code prohibits the preparation and sale of worthless or harmful products for domestic animals unless prepared in compliance with rules at licensed establishments.

  • 21 USC 301-Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Adobe PDF (18KB PDF)

    The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) authorized EPA to set maximum residue levels, or tolerances, for pesticides used in or on foods or animal feed.

  • 42 USC 262-Licensing of biological products and Clinical laboratories. Subpart 1--Biological Products Adobe PDF (65KB PDF)

    The Department of Health and Human Services regulates the licensing of biological products and clinical laboratories.

  • 7 USC 136-Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide Control. Subchapter II--Environmental Pesticide Control Adobe PDF (212KB PDF)

    This regulation gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate insecticides and environmental pesticides.