Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Notice of public webcast.
The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agriculture Select Agent Services (AgSAS) are jointly charged with the oversight of the possession, use and transfer of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health or to animal or plant products (select agents and toxins). This joint effort constitutes the Federal Select Agent Program. The purpose of the webcast is to provide guidance related to the Federal Select Agent Program for interested individuals.
The webcast will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. All who wish to join the webcast must register by October 23, Start Printed Page 428202015. Registration instructions can be found on the Web site http://www.selectagents.gov.
The webcast will be broadcast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's facility, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. This will only be produced as a webcast, therefore no accommodations will be provided for in-person participation.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
CDC: Ms. Diane Martin, Division of Select Agents and Toxins, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS A-46, Atlanta, GA 30329; phone: 404-718-2000; email: email@example.com.
APHIS: Dr. Keith Wiggins, APHIS Agriculture Select Agent Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 2, Riverdale, MD 20737; phone: 301-851-3300 (option 3); email: AgSAS@aphis.usda.gov.
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The public webcast is an opportunity for the affected community (i.e., registered entity responsible officials, alternate responsible officials, and entity owners) and other interested individuals to obtain specific regulatory guidance and information concerning biosafety, security and incident response issues related to the Federal Select Agent Program.
Representatives from the Federal Select Agent Program will be present during the webcast to address questions and concerns from the Web participants.
Individuals who want to participate in the webcast must complete their registration online by October 23, 2015. The registration instructions are located on this Web site: http://www.selectagents.gov.
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Dated: July 15, 2015.
Pamela J. Cox,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2015-17734 Filed 7-17-15; 8:45 am]
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