Dedicated to Bioviolence Prevention and Preparedness

Key Documents

STATUTES

Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002, Public Law 107-188, title II, subtitle B (Sec. 211 et seq.), 116 Stat. 647, 7 U.S.C. 8401, June 12, 2002. (Link)

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Public Law No. 104-132, 18 U.S.C. 1 note, April 24, 1996. (Link)

Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act (BWAT), Public Law No. 101-298, 18 U.S.C. 175, May 22, 1990. (Link)

Project BioShield Act of 2004, Public Law No. 108-276, 118 Stat. 835, 42 U.S.C. 201 note, July 21, 2004. (Link)

Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, Public Law 102-138, title V, 105 Stat. 722, 22 U.S.C. 5601 et seq, October 28, 1991; Public Law 102-182, title III, 105 Stat. 1245, 22 U.S.C. 5601 et seq, December 4, 1991. (Link)

Export Administration Act of 1979 (as amended), Public Law No. 96-72, 93 Stat. 503, 50 U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq, September 29, 1979. (Link)

Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, Public Law No. 105-115, 111 Stat. 2296, 21 U.S.C. 301, November 21, 1997. (Link)

Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135, 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq., November 25, 2002. (Link)

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, Public Law No. 103-160, 107 Stat. 1547, November 30, 1993. (Link) 

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006), Public Law No. 109-417, 42 U.S.C. 201 note, December 19, 2006. (Link) 

Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, Public Law No. 107-188, 116 Stat. 594, 42 U.S.C. 201 note, June 12, 2002. (Link)

Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act), Public Law No. 107-56, 18 U.S.C. 1 note, October 26, 2001. (Link)

REGULATIONS

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Commerce Control List (CCL), 15 CFR Part 730 et seq. (Link)

National Select Agent Regulations, 7 CFR Part 331 (APHIS) and 42 CFR Part 73 (CDC). (Link)

EXECUTIVE ORDERS & DIRECTIVES

Executive Orders

EO – 13527: Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack: Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack, December 30, 2009. (Link)

 

Presidential Study Directive (PSD)

PSD – 1: Organizing for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, February 23, 2009. (Link)

 

Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)

PPD – 1: Organization of the National Security Council System, February 13, 2009. (Link)

 

Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs)

HSPD – 4 [NSPD-17]:  National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2002. (Link)

HSPD – 7: Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection, December 17, 2003. (Link)

HSPD – 8:  National Preparedness, December 17, 2003. (Link)

HSPD – 9: Defense of United States Agriculture and Food, January 30, 2004. (Link)

HSPD – 10: Biodefense for the 21st Century, April 28, 2004. (Link)

HSPD – 13:  Maritime Security Policy, December 21, 2004. (Link)

HSPD – 18: Medical Countermeasures against Weapons of Mass Destruction, January 31, 2007. (Link)

HSPD – 21: Public Health and Medical Preparedness, October 18, 2007. (Link)

 

National Security Presidential Directives (NSPDs)

NSPD – 7 [HSPD – 4]:  National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2002. (Link)

NSPD – 33: Biodefense for the 21st Century, April 28, 2004. (Link)

NSPD – 41: Maritime Security Policy, December 21, 2004. (Link)

 

Presidential Decision Directive/National Science & Technology Council (PDD/NSTC) 

PPD/NSTC – 7: Emerging Infectious Disease, June 12, 1996. (Link)

 

Presidential Decision Directive/National Security Council (PDD/NSC)

PDD/NSC – 18: Counterproliferation Initiative,  December 1993. (Link)

PDD/NSC – 39: Counterterrorism Policy, June 21, 1995. (Link)

PROGRAM AUTHORIZATIONS

Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program: Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law No. 87-195 (as amended - 1983), Chapter VIII, Part II. (Link)

Bio-Chem Redirect Program: Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 (FREEDOM Support Act) (as amended - 1997), Public Law No. 102-511, 106 Stat. 3320, 22 U.S.C. 5801 et seq, October 24, 1992. (Link)

Bio-Industry Initiative: Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY 2002, Public Law No. 107-117. (Link)

Biosecurity Engagement Program: Freedom Support Act, Title V, Public Law No. 102-511, 106 Stat. 3320, 22 U.S.C. 5801 et seq., October 24, 1992. (Link)

Biological Threat Reduction Program: Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991, Public Law No. 102-228, Title II, 105 Stat. 1693, 16 U.S.C. 6701 et seq., December 12, 1991. (Link)

Container Security Initiative: Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (Safe Port Act), Public Law No. 109-347, 120 Stat. 1884, 6 U.S.C. 901, October 13, 2006 . (Link)

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism: Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (Safe Port Act), Public Law No. 109-347, 120 Stat. 1884, 6 U.S.C. 901, October 13, 2006. (Link) 

Export Control and Related-Border Security Assistance Program: Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law No. 87-195 (as amended - 1998), Part II, Chapter IX. (Link)

Field Epidemiology (& Laboratory) Training Programs: Public Health Service Act, Section 307, 42 U.S.C. 241 and 242l, as amended. (Link)

Global Disease Detection Program: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority, 58422 Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 193, October 6, 2005. (Link)

Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System: PPD/NSTC – 7: Emerging Infectious Disease, June 12, 1996. (Link)

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity: Public Health Service Act (as amended) Section 222, 42 U.S.C. 217a. (Link)

Proliferation Security Initiative: National Security Strategy of the United States of America (2002) and State Department Authorities Act of 2006, Public Law No. 109-472, 22 USC 2349bb–5, January 11, 2007. (Link)

Science Centers Program: Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 (FREEDOM Support Act) (as amended - 1997), Public Law No. 102-511, 106 Stat. 3320, 22 U.S.C. 5801 et seq, October 24, 1992 (moved to State Department in Chapter 9 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 2000). (Link)

PLANS, STRATEGIES, AND OTHER USG PUBLICATIONS

Are We Prepared?: Four WMD Crises That Could Transform U.S. Security, National Defense University - Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, June 2009. (Link)

Charter, National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, March 2008. (Link)

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, National Defense University - Bernstein, Caves & Carus, October 2009. (Link)

Interdiction Principles for the Proliferation Security Initiative, Department of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, September 2003. (Link)

National Health Security Strategy, HHS - December 2009. (Link)

National Infrastructure Protection Plan, DHS - 2009. (Link)

National Response Framework, Emergency Support Functions, and Support Annexes, DHS - January 2008. (Link, Annexes)

National Security Strategy of the United States, March 2006. (Link)

National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, March 2003. (Link)

National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, September 2006. (Link)

National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats, December 2009. (Link)

National Strategy for Homeland Security, Homeland Security Council, October 2007. (Link)

Optimizing Industrial Involvement in Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Development, National Biodefense Science Board, February 2010 (Link)

Screening Framework Guidance for Synthetic Double-Stranded DNA Providers, DHS - November 2009. (Link)

WMD Commission (Graham-Talent Commission) Final Report Card, December 2008. (Link)

NGO PUBLICATIONS

Al Qaeda Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat: Hype or Reality? A Timeline of Terrorists' Efforts to Acquire WMD, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. (Link)

INTERNATIONAL (Treaties, Conventions and Resolutions)

Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), World Trade Organization, January 1, 1995. (Link)

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), December 29, 1993 and Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada, 2000. (Link)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), signed at Washington, D.C., on 3 March 1973. (Link)

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention or BWC), signed at Washington, London, and Moscow April 10, 1972. (Link)

International Health Regulations (2005), World Health Organization. (Link)

International Plant Protection Convention (1997) (IPPC), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), January 1999. (Link)

Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2008), Office international des épizooties (OIE, World Organisation for Animal Health). (Link)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), April 28, 2004. (Link)