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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE08 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List 

The Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 requires the biennial review and republication of the list of select agents and toxins and the revision of the list as necessary. Accordingly, we solicited  public comment on the current list of select agents and toxins in our regulations and suggestions regarding any addition or reduction of the animal or plant pathogens currently on the list of select agents.  In accordance with the Act, this rulemaking will provide a revised republication of the list of select agents and toxins. 

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 331    9 CFR 121   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8401   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  02/27/2015  80 FR 10627   
ANPRM Comment Period End  04/28/2015 
NPRM  01/19/2016  81 FR 2762   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/21/2016 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Freeda Isaac
National Director, Agriculture Select Agent Services
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 2,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Phone:301 851-3300