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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE52 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List 

In accordance with the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002, we are soliciting public comment regarding the list of select agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. The Act requires the biennial review and republication of the list of select agents and toxins and the revision of the list as necessary. Accordingly, we are soliciting 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.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  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: Other 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 331    9 CFR 121   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8401   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  02/00/2020 
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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Chelsea Bare
Policy Analyst, Agriculture Select Agent Services, Strategy & Policy, VS
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
1920 Dayton Ave.,
Ames, IA 50010
Phone:515 337-6128