ARMY - AR 190-17
Biological Select Agents and Toxins Security Program
|Publication Date:||6 September 2006|
This regulation applies to all U.S. Army-owned and/or Army-controlled laboratories and facilities that furnish or have custody of or possession of biological select agents and toxins (as described in app B) and their major commands, and, when incorporated into the contract, Army contractors that are provided biological select agents and toxins by the Department of the Army. This regulation is not applicable during full mobilization.
This regulation prescribes policy, responsibilities, procedures, and minimum standards for safeguarding Army biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) as defined in Part 73, Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR 73).
(1) Establishes the physical security requirements for BSAT. (Prior to storing BSAT, organizations will request security guidance through command channels from the Office of the Provost Marshal General (DAPM-MPD-PS), 2800 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-2800.)
(2) Does not abrogate or abridge the authority or responsibility of a commander to apply more stringent security standards during emergencies or at any time the threat to BSAT indicates additional protection measures are necessary.
(3) Prescribes physical security measures to properly safeguard BSAT against loss, theft, diversion, or unauthorized use or access.
The security provisions in this regulation apply only to BSAT; they are not applicable to other biological agents.
Biological security provisions in this regulation are not applicable to recovered biological warfare material.