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 Service/Agriculture Select Agent Services. 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
If you have any questions or comments about the program, website or forms, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.