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ABSA Request for Comments on proposal to revise the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules – Streamlining Review of Certain Human Gene Transfer Trials that Pose a Low Biosafety Risk (PDF 72KB)
a letter written by Barbara Fox Nellis, SM(NRCM), RBP, CBSP, President, ABSA, 12 June, 2013

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Legislative Issues

ABSA Domestic and Global Biosafety Training Support Letter(PDF 75KB)
a letter to the US Congress written by Karen Byers, MS, RBP, CBSP, President ABSA

Open Letter from the ABSA Legislative Committee(PDF 100KB); July 22, 2009

Select Agent

S.485(PDF 180KB) To reauthorize the Select Agent Program by amending the Public Health Service Act and the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 and to improve oversight of high containment laboratories.

H. R. 1225(PDF 180KB) To reauthorize the Select Agent Program by amending the Public Health Service Act and the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 and to improve oversight of high containment laboratories.

Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) letter of support for H.R. 6671, The Select Agent Program and Biosafety Improvement Act of 2008(PDF 80KB)

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) report on Enhancing Personnel Reliability Among Individuals with Access to Select Agents(PDF 364KB)

WMD

The World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism(PDF 2MB)

August 11, 2009 - WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act(PDF 193KB)
     Section by Section Description(MS Word 45KB)
     One Page Description(MS Word 40KB)

BioSecurity

Report of the Trans-Federal Task Force on Optimizing Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight(PDF 1.14MB)

GAO - HIGH-CONTAINMENT LABORATORIES: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed(PDF 2.1MB)

Executive Order 13486(PDF 44KB) of January 9, 2009 Strengthening Laboratory Biosecurity in the United States

Oversight of High-Containment Biological Laboratories: Issues for Congress(PDF 356KB)

Biological Safety Training Programs as a Component of Personnel Reliability (PDF 300KB)


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