Guidance on the Inventory of Select Agents and Toxins: Record of Final Disposition

Section 17 (a)(1)(v) requires an entity to maintain a record of the select agent used, purpose of use, and, when applicable, final disposition for all long-term storage select agent materials that are no longer in their possession. Examples of final disposition may include transfer of material to another registered entity or investigator, consumption of the material during an experiment, or intentional destruction of the material. The disposition can be included with an entity’s existing recordkeeping system (e.g., inventory spreadsheet).