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HHS/CDC RIN: 0920-AA34 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: ●Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List 
Abstract: The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 262a), (the Bioterrorism Act) requires the biennial review and republication of the HHS list of select agents and toxins. Accordingly, we are soliciting public comment on the current HHS list of select agents and toxins, including whether any biological agent or toxin should be added to or removed from the list. We are also seeking comments as to whether we should “tier” the HHS select agent list based on the relative bioterrorism risk of each agent or toxin and possibly further “stratify” the security requirements for agents in the highest tier based on type of use or other factors. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  04/00/2010    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Dan Sosin
Acting Director, Division of Select Agents and Toxins
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE., MS A-46,
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone:404 718-2000