FASEB Submits Letter Supporting Language in Senate Farm Bill to Reduce Regulatory Burden

June 13, 2018

FASEB submitted a letter to the Senate supporting the inclusion of language in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) to remove the requirement for annual United States Department of Agriculture inspection of research facilities and move towards inspection frequency based on compliance history. Similar language was included as one of the recommendations in “Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden,” a report released by FASEB in October 2017.

FASEB believes that including the proposed language in the Farm Bill revising the frequency of inspections is an important step towards simultaneously promoting regulatory efficiency, animal welfare, and the progress of biomedical science.  


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