Federal Register posting:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the notice of a public webcast concerning compliance with the Federal Select Agent Program. The purpose of this notice is to notify all interested parties, including individuals and entities possessing, using, or transferring biological agents and toxins listed in 7 CFR 331.3, 9 CFR 121.3 and 121.4, or 42 CFR 73.3 and 73.4, of the webcast.
The webcast is organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS), the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC), and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Issues to be discussed include changes to the select agent regulations; occupational health, information and physical security; personnel suitability; Bioterrorism Security Risk Assessment Form (FD–961 form); and changes to the Application for Laboratory Registration for Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins (APHIS/CDC Form 1).
The webcast will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. All who wish to join the webcast must register by October 16, 2012. Registration instructions are found on the Federal Select Agent Program Web site, http:// www.selectagents.gov