Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel: Summary of Findings and Recommendations of the Federal Security Advisory Panel on the Biennial Review of the Select Agents and Toxins List   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The mission of the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel (FESAP) is to make technical and substantive recommendations concerning the appropriate safeguards and security standards for persons possessing, using, or transferring biological select agents and toxins (BSAT). The recommendations shall be commensurate with the risk that such agents or toxins pose to public health and safety, to animal and plant health, and to animal and plant products, including the risk of their use in domestic or international terrorism. On July 2, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13546 'Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins,' which created the FESAP and tasked it with addressing policy issues relevant to the security of BSAT. On January 19, 2016, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) (81 FR 2805) and Agriculture (USDA) (81 FR 2762) published Federal Register Notices of proposed rulemaking regarding the select agents and toxins regulations. The Notices announced that HHS and USDA are considering amending the BSAT list by removing several biological agents. […] The FESAP was charged to provide policy and technical input for the biennial review of the BSAT list. The Biological Select Agents and Toxins Interagency Policy Committee (BSAT IPC) provided technical criteria and policy factors to inform the FESAP's deliberations."

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