2022 Federal Select Agent Program
Inspection Report Processing Annual Summary

Inspection reports play a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of work with select agents and toxins. Timely feedback following an inspection is essential so that the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) can quickly get important information back to entities, therefore allowing the entities to promptly address any identified concerns.

The 2022 Federal Select Agent Program Inspection Report Processing Annual Summary, published in July 2023, provides an analysis of inspection report timeliness data during calendar year 2022.

The new FSAP analysis finds continued program success in providing timely feedback to entities following an inspection, with 100% of final inspection reports sent to entities in 2022 within the program’s goal of 30 business days.

Key findings for 2022 include the following:

  • FSAP issued 198 final inspection reports in 2022, with 100% of those reports on time.
  • The average time to issue a final report was 17 days.
  • FSAP issued 1 immediate action observation, also within the target timeframe of 10 business days.

This year’s report represents the fifth annual joint-program analysis of these data.  The findings reflect the sixth consecutive year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Select Agents and Toxins, and the fourth consecutive year for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Division of Agricultural Select Agents and Toxins, in which at least 95% of final inspection reports were issued on time.  While the program is pleased by these results, FSAP will continue to track and analyze this data to ensure that entities receive timely feedback and to identify any necessary opportunities for improvement.

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