What’s New: 2022
Today, the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is announcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s publication of a Federal Register Noticeexternal icon seeking public comment on a draft policy statement that describes verification requirements for Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4)/Animal BSL-4 laboratory facilities, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems testing. The requirements are intended to assist individuals and entities in verifying that facility design parameters and operational procedures are functioning as intended to meet the biosafety requirements in the select agent and toxin regulations (42 CFR 73.12(b)).
Comments on the Federal Register Notice should be submitted via the regulations.gov website; more information is available hereexternal icon. Public comments on the policy will be accepted until March 21, 2022.