Select Agents and Toxins Exemptions

The select agent regulations (9 CFR Part 121) established a procedure by which the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service may grant a specific exemption from the select agent regulations, for a showing of good cause, and upon his or her determination that such exemption is consistent with protecting animal health or animal products. If granted, such exemptions are valid for a maximum of 3 years; thereafter, the Administrator may issue a new exemption.