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Advisory committee set to discuss Fort Detrick Steam Sterilization Plant issues and aftereffects (Frederick News Post, July14, 2018)
Fort Detrick biosafety work could be threatened with temporary shutdown of lab operations (Frederick News Post, June 7, 2018)
Fort Detrick sterilization plant under repair after leak detected; lab activities stopped temporarily (Frederick News Post, June 1, 2018)
Fort Detrick-based lab investigating after tuberculosis found among lab animals, caretaker (Frederick News Post, Apr 12, 2018)
Frederick News Posts Reports On the Status of the Laboratory Reporting Bill - FNP reporter K. Loos follows the most recent fate of HR655/SB396 known as “Lab Reporting Bill. This Maryland state bill sponsored by Del. Karen Young and Sen. Ron Young seeks to help emergency services to protect county citizens by allowing containment laboratories to self-identify their location.
CLCAC provides testimony to the Maryland House of Representatives on HR655: The attached document is the transcript from the testimony provided by CLCAC member, Dr. Robert Hawley on behalf of the CLCAC on February 20, 2018.
Maryland House Bill 655
Senate Bill 392
Science Safety Security Website (HHS)
Egregious safety failures at Army lab led to anthrax mistakes (USA Today 1/15/2016)
Army anthrax revelations raise oversight concerns (USA Today 1/19/2016)
THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST; FREDERICK COMMITTEE ADDRESSES PATHOGEN RESEARCH DEBATE (January 16, 2016)
INVESTIGATION REPORT - INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE SHIPMENT OF VIABLE BACILLUS ANTHRACIS FROM DUGWAY PROVING GROUND (December 17, 2015)
National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) Workshop, January 7-8, 2016
USA Today article on White House call for greater accountability, safety at biolabs
OSTP announcement: Administration releases joint memo to agencies, plans for enhancing biosafety and biosecurity at infectious disease laboratories.
White House October 2015 Memo on Next Steps to Enhance Biosafety and Biosecurity in the United States - Outlines the President's goals for transparency in the nation's laboratory system, incident reporting and accountability, and material stewardship, as well as guidance on the scope of what constitutes biological agents that could pose a threat to public health or agriculture.
October 2015 Report on A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts, a bipartisan study by the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense.
Frederick News Post Reporting on laboratory accidents and mishaps, part 1, January 4 2015
Frederick News Post Reporting on laboratory accidents and mishaps, part 2, January 5 2015
Frederick News Post Reporting on laboratory accidents and mishaps, part 3, January 6, 2015
Frederick News Post Reporting on laboratory accidents and mishaps, part 4, January 7, 2015
CLCAC request to State Delegation on self-regulated private laboratories, 12/14
Final report from MD State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene working group on Private High Containment Lab Health and Safety Issues and Oversight. Public comments accepted through November 30, 2013.
CLCAC comments on State DHMH Workgroup Report, November 2013
See two minute video about the April 30, 2014 Safety Expo
“LET’S TALK ABOUT SAFETY” at Frederick’s Biocontainment Laboratories. Come to a Public Health and Safety EXPO and Open House Coblentz Hall, Hood College April 30, 4 to 8:30 pm.
The Role of the Public with Dual Use Reseach of Concern
CLCAC letter requesting meeting with Lab and Garrison leadership
Lab and Garrison leadership response to CLCAC
USAMRIID Statement about Test and Evaluation mission, after suspension of plans to build MCT&E facility
CLCAC Questions for CDC - March 13th, 2012 Meeting
CLCAC 2012 MD legislative proposal
CLCAC March 2012 testimony to State Senate Finance Committe on Proposed legislation
SB 758 Containment Laboratories Oversight Bill
SB 758 Fiscal and Policy Note
MCM-T&E Facility Refinement Study Results
CLCAC 2012 Working Priorities
Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips of State Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene to meet with CLCAC November 8
CLCAC supports NRC Recommendations on Army's Risk Assessment Plan
CLCAC responses to questions from the BoCC
Emergency Planning in the Community and the High-containment Laboratories at Fort Detrick
County, City, and Ft. Detrick to start Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee
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