eFSAP Updates: 2017 Archive
The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is pleased to announce the deployment of additional functionality to the eFSAP system.
Beginning December 22, 2017, registered users have the ability to log in and perform the following activities directly in eFSAP:
- Make changes to an entity name or type (Form 1 Section 1a)
- Modify an entity’s address (Form 1 Section 1a)
- Make changes to the entity abstract (Form 1 Section 1c)
- Add, remove, and edit strains and serotypes of select agents and toxins (Form 1 Section 7b)
Users also now have the ability to directly view or download supporting documents after they have been uploaded into eFSAP. Performance enhancements have also been made to Form 1 Section 4.
Please visit the online eFSAP Resource Center to find tutorials with screenshots detailing these new features.
The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) would like to alert eFSAP users of a feature in the eFSAP system related to the pending expiration of an entity’s employee’s approval for access to select agents and toxins. In the Section 4 screen of the APHIS/CDC Form 1 found in eFSAP, the system highlights when an individual’s access approval is about to expire:
- When an individual’s access approval is 90 days from termination, their expiration date turns from “blue” to “orange.”
- When an individual’s access approval is 45 days from termination, their expiration date turns to “red.”
- The individual may no longer have access to select agents or toxins once the listed expiration date has passed.
To prevent an individual’s access to select agents and toxins from terminating unnecessarily, we recommend that any individual identified as needing a renewal (90 days from termination or “orange” designation) should email a new FD-961 form to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) at FD961@leo.gov. Please ensure that the photo is scanned according to the digital image requirements on page 4 of the FD-961 and as listed in the instructions for section IV. Fingerprint cards are normally not required – however, CJIS reserves the right to request additional fingerprint cards when they deem it is necessary.
FSAP plans to discontinue sending out “expiring approval” notification letters after December 31, 2017. It is the responsibility of each Responsible Official to monitor the status of their entity’s individuals’ access approvals and ensure that the appropriate renewal paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.
The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) has recently posted several new online videos to assist users with completing tasks in the electronic Federal Select Agent Program portal, eFSAP.
The new videos, available here, will help users complete functions associated with APHIS/CDC Form 1 and include the following:
- How to remove personnel (Section 4 amendments)
- How to reactivate personnel (Section 4 amendments)
- How to request a registration renewal
Additional resources will continue to be posted to this page as they become available.
Welcome to the eFSAP resource page, where you will find information about the system and resources to assist you with use of the system. If you have further questions or comments, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or AgSAS@usda.gov. We will be posting updates as additional phases of the system, and new materials, are released.
Currently, the system is being rolled out to users (Responsible Officials and Alternate Responsible Officials) at registered entities. Features related to Form 1 and Form 3 are now available to those users, with additional functionality soon to come.
Later this year, the system will become available to users at non-registered entities.