FAQ: APHIS/CDC Form 3
The immediate notification can be sent via phone, email, or directly through eFSAP. Complete APHIS/CDC Form 3 in eFSAP within 7 days of the incident. If initial notification is made using eFSAP (APHIS/CDC Form-3), then the date of your immediate notification will appear in APHIS/CDC Form 3 Section B within eFSAP.
When you start an APHIS/CDC Form 3, you can save it as a draft without clicking Submit. Log into eFSAP and click on Form 3. Click Create Form 3. After you have started filling out the form, you can click Save Draft at the bottom of the page to save the APHIS/CDC Form 3 as a draft without submitting it to FSAP for review.
To make edits or add more details, open the existing immediate notification, enter the information, and then click Save Update to save as an updated notification. Note that clicking the Close button will NOT update the notification or save the information. When sufficient details are available, click Initiate Submit to submit the complete Form 3 from the existing notification. A complete Form 3 must be submitted within 7 calendar days upon discovery of the theft, loss, or release of a select agent or toxin.
If the Form 3 was submitted in eFSAP, the form acts as the record required by the select agent regulations. If a paper/pdf Form 3 was submitted, and is not accessible to the entity via eFSAP, it is the entity’s responsibility to maintain the form in its records.
At this time, an NRE must submit a report of theft, loss, or release of a select agent or toxin via email, fax, or mail.