USDA Regulatory Permitting and Compliance Workshop
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
The USDA Regulatory Permitting and Compliance Education Workshop is focused towards academia and public researchers who conduct, or anticipate conducting, agricultural research with regulated genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Others who may benefit by attending the workshop include graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, field managers, and institutional biosafety officers. (click here for a link to the flyer)
The primary objectives of the Workshop are (1) to increase the participant’s knowledge about the USDA BRS regulatory risk assessment application process, compliance inspection process, and compliance enforcement process; (2) learn how to navigate ePermits, the APHIS online electronic permitting tool; (3) understand the regulatory differences between permits and notifications; and (3) introduce the participant to available compliance assistance opportunities. (click here for a link to the agenda)
The event will be held on the campus of UAHuntsville in ROOM 301 of the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. This is Building #18 on the Campus Map (click for the link).
Restaurants Close to the Event can be found by clicking here. Feel free to explore.
In addition, the Workshop provides an opportunity for participants to have their Level 2 eAuthentication accounts validated so that they can fully utilize ePermits as a USDA customer. Interested participants who have created a Level 2 eAuthentication account must bring their government-issued photo ID to the workshop for identify-proofing. For additional information regarding eAuthentication, please visit https://www.eauth.usda.gov/MainPages/index.aspx.
When & Where
The University of Alabama in Huntsville / USDA APHIS BRS
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (also known as UAHuntsville or UAH) is a state-supported, public, coeducational research university, located in Huntsville, Alabama, United States, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees, and is organized in five colleges: business, engineering, liberal arts, nursing and science. Nationally recognized as a top research and educational entity, UAHuntsville cooperates regularly with the USDA and other government agencies.
USDA APHIS BRS: In order to protect plant health, Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) implements the APHIS regulations for certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms that may pose a risk to plant health. APHIS coordinates these responsibilities along with the other designated federal agencies as part of the Federal Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology.