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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel

The Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel (FESAP) was established by Executive Order 13546 on July 2, 2010 to provide recommendations related to the security of biological select agents and toxins (BSAT)  to the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and the Attorney General.  BSAT are defined in the Select Agent Regulations (42 CFR Part 73, 9 CFR Part 121, and 7 CFR Part 331). 

The information provided on this page, including reports and recommendations, reflects the consensus views of the FESAP membership and not necessarily the views of their respective Departments, Agencies, and Offices, including the Select Agent Program. Any recommendations requiring regulatory change, if accepted by the Select Agent Program, will be published in the Federal Register as part of the rulemaking process.  The anticipated posting date is October 2011.  The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed rules at that time.

For further questions or comments on the activities of the FESAP, please contact  Dr. Laura Kwinn, Executive Secretary, via the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel Contact Form.  Any comments or questions provided through this link will be used for the future work of the FESAP.

For more information on the Select Agent Program, or to submit comments on the Proposed Rules once published (expected October 2011), please visit:

View the Recommendations of the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel.

FESAP Working Group Information

  • This page last reviewed: August 22, 2013