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USDA Announces Delay of Effective Date for Select Agent Regulations

On January 19, USDA announced updates to the select agent program regulations. We are delaying the effective date of that final rule to March 21, 2017.

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=APHIS-2014-0095-0052

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