National Select Agent Registry phone numbers for APHIS (301-851-3300) and CDC (404-718-2000).
Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014

Program Reviews & Reports

Various federal reviews, reports, and Executive Orders have been generated regarding the oversight of select agents and toxins.

Executive Orders, Reviews & Reports

Security Risk Assessments

A security risk assessment is the method used to identify those individuals who are prohibited from access to select agents and toxins.

Security Risk Assessments

Training Workshops

Annual workshops are conducted to inform individuals of their legal responsibilities and provide guidance for best practices when implementing the select agent regulations at their entities.

Training Workshops

Facility Inspection Videos

Informational video about the select agent inspection program is provided to ensure compliance to the select agent regulations. The video describes how to prepare for an inspection and what transpires during and after an inspection.

Compliance Assistance

Please select from the below list of documents to assist in complying with the requirements of the Select Agents regulations:

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)
Containment Facility Design and Construction (Secondary Barriers)
Containment for Work with Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus
Guidance for Completing the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods
Guidance for Meeting Training Requirements of the Select Agent Regulations
Guidance for Storage Only Registration
Guidance for Suitability Assessments
Guidance on an Individual who has been Identified as a Restricted Person
Guidance on Escort Procedures for Registered Entities
Guidance on the Regulation of Select Agent and Toxin Nucleic Acids
Guidance on the Shipment and Receipt of Packages with Select Agents and Toxins
Guidance on the Use of Infectious Waste Treatment and Radiation Facilities Outside of Registered Space
Guidelines for Avian Influenza Viruses
Incident Response Plan
Information Systems Security Control Guidance Document
Long Term Storage
NIH Guidelines
Non-viable Select Agents and Nonfunctional Select Toxins
Occupational Health Program Guidance Document for Working with Tier 1 Select Agents and Toxins
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards
Recommendation of Guidelines for Medical Surveillance of Laboratory Personnel Working with SARS-CoV
Recommendations in Clinical Guidance on the Identification and Evaluation of Possible SARS-CoV Disease among Persons Presenting with Community-Acquired Illness
Responsible Official Guidance Document
SA Grams
Security Guidance for Select Agent or Toxin Facilities
Security Risk Assessments
Security Risk Assessments Tool
Toxin Due Diligence Provision

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