regulations have been enacted governing the use, handling and transfer
of certain bacteria, viruses, toxins and nucleic acids (select agents)
that have been determined to have the potential to pose a severe threat
to human, animal and/or plant health or to animal and/or plant products.
All faculty planning to use a select agent must notify Environmental Health and Safety prior to receiving/shipping the select agent.
42 CFR Part 73 (PDF)
7 CFR 331 (PDF)
Public Health Security Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (PDF)
The Public Health Security Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 requires facilities to register if they possess select agents and be subject to safety and security requirements.
USA Patriot Act (PDF)
The USA Patriot Act places restrictions on persons who possess select agents.