2021 SA Grams

Administrator Michon Oubichon.  Moving AgSAS to ERCS addresses a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office’s “High-Containment Laboratories: Coordinated Actions Needed to Enhance the Select Agent Program’s Oversight of Hazardous Pathogens” audit (GAO 18-145).  The recommendation for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator to change and formally document the reporting structure for the APHIS component of the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) from the APHIS director of the program to the Administrator of APHIS.

As part of this transition, APHIS is renaming AgSAS to the Division of Agricultural Select Agents and Toxins (DASAT), which betters aligns with FSAP nomenclature.

We want to make regulated community aware of these changes and assure you that this organizational change will not affect your regulatory oversight.

Please note that http://www.selectagents.gov/external icon is in the process of being updated to reflect this change.

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