NAVY - OPNAV 5530.16B
(N4) MINIMUM SECURITY STANDARDS FOR SAFEGUARDING BIOLOGICAL SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
|Publication Date:||19 July 2021|
Scope and Applicability.
a. The policies herein pertain to preventing or mitigating hostile actions against Navy facilities with BSAT. Reference (a) addresses the threat to BSAT facilities, to include local entity command requirements and must be used to develop a comprehensive security plan.
b. Where this instruction conflicts with combatant commander security requirements, the combatant commander's requirements take precedence. Requests for clarification should be addressed to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics (CNO N4).
c. This instruction applies to all Navy laboratories and facilities that furnish, have custody of or have possession of BSAT as described in reference (a), including Navy contractors and consultants that are provided BSAT by DoD.
d. Overseas facilities exempted from the provisions of 42 CFR part 73, Public Law 107-188, 9 CFR part 121 and 7 CFR part 331 due to their location will implement this instruction to the maximum extent possible. Where implementation of specific provisions is not feasible, handle per reference (a).
e. Commands wishing to establish new facilities where BSAT are used will, in addition to other approval processes and reviews, request approval during the planning stage through the appropriate chain of command. CNO N4 will be consulted regarding security requirements.
f. Navy facilities that have terminated work with BSAT will notify CNO N4 through their chain of command when BSAT are no longer maintained at the facility.
g. CNO N4 will furnish a copy of new facility approvals (prior to initial operation of the facilities) and notification of facilities that have terminated BSAT work to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological) (ASD (NCB)). New facility approvals regarding BSAT must be provided to CNO N4 by the echelon II command to which the BSAT facility reports.
To prescribe Department of Defense (DoD) policy, procedures and responsibilities for the Navy Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Security Program per references (a) and (b). This Instruction implements DoD physical security requirements pertaining to the use, possession, storage, handling, transport, transfer, receipt or destruction of BSAT. This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.