60-day Comment Period
In the report Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research, OLAW committed to providing a minimum of 60 days for comments to significant policy guidance. This will include but is not limited to any new interpretations of the:
- PHS Policy
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, or
- AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals.
Such guidance will focus on high-risk animal welfare concerns affecting institutions, IACUC functions, and updates to guidance as an outcome of the 21st Century Cures Act.