United States Code

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§ 1528.
Congressional notification of biological select agent and toxin theft, loss, or release involving the Department of Defense
(a)
Notification requirement

Not later than 15 days after notice of any theft, loss, or release of a biological select agent or toxin involving the Department of Defense is provided to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, as specified by section 331.19 of part 1

1
 So in original. Probably should be “title”.
7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Secretary of Defense shall provide to the congressional defense committees notice of such theft, loss, or release.

(b)
Elements
Notice of a theft, loss, or release of a biological select agent or toxin under subsection (a) shall include each of the following:
(1)
The name of the agent or toxin and any identifying information, including the strain or other relevant characterization information.
(2)
An estimate of the quantity of the agent or toxin stolen, lost, or released.
(3)
The location or facility from which the theft, loss, or release occurred.
(4)
In the case of a release, any hazards posed by the release and the number of individuals potentially exposed to the agent or toxin.
(5)
Actions taken to respond to the theft, loss, or release.
(Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title X, § 1067, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2411.)
cite as: 50 USC 1528