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Multi-Agency Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Federal Select Agent Program; Public Webcast

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Notice of public webcast.


The HHS/CDC's Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 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 Start Printed Page 59632effort 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 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. All who wish to join the webcast should register by November 4, 2016. Registration instructions can be found on the Web site


The webcast will be broadcast from CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, GA 30329. This will only be produced as a webcast; therefore, no accommodations will be provided for in-person participation.

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CDC: Ms. Diane Martin, DSAT, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS A-46, Atlanta, GA 30329; phone: 404-718-2000; email:

APHIS: Dr. Keith Wiggins, AgSAS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 2, Riverdale, MD 20737; phone: 301-851-3300 (option 3); email:

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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 should complete their registration online by November 4, 2016. The registration instructions are located on this Web site:

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Dated: August 24, 2016.

Sandra Cashman,

Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20710 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]