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Controls Over Select Agents

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
OIG evaluated whether APHIS’ controls over select agents adequately reduced the threat to public, animal, and plant safety, and animal and plant products.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement policy and procedures requiring file managers and supervisors to periodically review eFSAP to provide reasonable assurance that information about select agents and associated strains maintained by registered entities is accurate and complete.

Develop policies and procedures requiring file managers to review and document the verification and approval of detailed amendment documentation submitted by entities within eFSAP.

Develop and implement policies that require file managers to collaborate with entities to verify and obtain documentation that individuals with expired SRAs have been timely removed from accessing select agents.

Modify eFSAP to capture and retain SRA expiration dates and to notify agency officials when SRAs have expired.

Modify eFSAP to update and display the expiration date on required OMB forms.