National Select Agent Registry phone numbers for APHIS (301-851-3300) and CDC (404-718-2000).
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Overview

The Federal Select Agent Program is jointly comprised of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Select Agents and Toxins and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services/Agricultural Select Agent Program. The Federal Select Agent Program oversees the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins, which have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health or to animal or plant products. The Program greatly enhances the nation’s oversight of the safety and security of select agents by:

  • Developing, implementing, and enforcing the Select Agent Regulations
  • Maintaining a national database
  • Inspecting entities that possess, use, or transfer select agents
  • Ensuring that all individuals who work with these agents undergo a security risk assessment performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Criminal Justice Information Service
  • Providing guidance to regulated entities on achieving compliance to the regulations through the development of guidance documents, conducting workshops and webinars
  • Investigation of any incidents in which non-compliance may have occurred

Anonymous Reporting

To provide a mechanism for you to report safety, security, or other concerns associated with select agents and toxins, Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) maintains a hotline which offers a confidential means for reporting this vital information. When reporting these issues to OIG, please ensure that you indicate it is a "Select Agent/Import Permit Complaint" issue.

OIG Hotline contact information:

Voice:   1-800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477)

Fax:
 
1-800-223-8164

Web:
 
https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/index.asp

Mail:
 
Office of Inspector General
Department of Health & Human Services
Attn: Hotline
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

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If you have questions or comments about the program, website or forms, contact lrsat@cdc.gov.

To report the identification of select agent or toxin, http://www.selectagents.gov/CDForm.html.

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Agricultural Select Agent Program 4700 River Road Unit 2, Mailstop 22, Cubicle 1A07 Riverdale, MD 20737 FAX: 301-734-3652 E-mail: AgSAS@aphis.usda.gov and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Select Agents and Toxins 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop A-46 Atlanta, GA 30333 FAX: 404-718-2096 E-mail: lrsat@cdc.gov