Federal standards exist for laboratories handling human pathogens and for installations of animal pathogens. The new standards describe the unique physical and operational containment requirements for facilities working with aquatic animal pathogens.
A multi-disciplinary group with representatives from the government, academia and industry have reviewed the standards. The transition period draft standards may be submitted and will be until the 4th Adopted in January 2010. We ask that anyone who puts comments on the wording of the draft standards proposed alternative formulations where possible. The standards will finished completed , 31 with a transitional period until December 2010 follow. After the transitional period, the standards will be in force on 1 January 2011 and is mandatory for equipment imported aquatic pathogens.Notes:That National Institute of Child Health and Human Development supported this research.Other authors of study include P. Lindsay Chase – Lansdale, Prof. For human development and social policies at the School of Education and social policies and the director of C2S on the IPRs and Thomas W. Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director people C2S at IPR.