APHIS BRS Permit Application Updates and Training – Coming Soon!

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
graphic ad for eFile

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) is announcing several updates to APHIS eFile that will make it easier to submit an APHIS eFile BRS permit application. The updates will be effective March 28, 2022. To assist applicants with the updates, training sessions will also be available.

What You Need to Know

  • Applicants will be able to navigate and build a BRS permit (APHIS 2000) web application more quickly.
  • Managing larger data sets will be easier. Applicants will be able to upload and delete attachments and submit larger applications for BRS review (XML uploads up to 25MB).
  • Permit applications will have a new look without changing the required information. Simply create and submit applications as you currently do.
  • Applicants can continue to access existing applications and permits as they do today.

BRS Applicant Training

Learn how to start saving time submitting applications and managing BRS permits. BRS is offering training sessions in two subject areas from March 29 – April 7, 2022.

Register today. (Session dates are listed below)

The trainings will cover the following topics:


Training Subject


Training Topics

Submitting BRS Permit Applications in APHIS eFile
  • Using BRS’ Permitting Assistant
  • Using the XML Uploader
  • Drafting a Permit Application
  • Drafting and Uploading SOPs
  • Reviewing, Certifying, and Submitting an Application
  • Accessing Application PDFs
Post Submission Activities in APHIS eFile
  • Using the ‘My Activity’ Page
  • Editing a Permit Application
  • Reviewing Permit Conditions
  • Viewing Permit Copies
  • Drafting and Submitting Compliance Reports

Training session dates:


Date


Time

Subject

Spaces Available
Tuesday, March 29 1:00-2:30pm EST Submitting BRS Permit Applications in APHIS eFile 95
Tuesday, March 29 3:00-4:30pm EST Submitting BRS Permit Applications in APHIS eFile 95
Wednesday, March 30 2:00-3:30pm EST Submitting BRS Permit Applications in APHIS eFile 95
Thursday, March 31 10:30-12:00pm EST Submitting BRS Permit Applications in APHIS eFile 95
Thursday, March 31 1:30-3:00pm EST Post Submission Activities in APHIS eFile 95
Friday, April 1 10:30-12:00pm EST Post Submission Activities in APHIS eFile 95
Monday, April 4 3:00-4:30pm EST Post Submission Activities in APHIS eFile 95
Tuesday, April 5 1:30-3:00pm EST Post Submission Activities in APHIS eFile 95
Thursday, April 7 1:30-3:00pm EST Submitting BRS Permit Applications in APHIS eFile 95
Thursday, April 7 3:30-5:00pm EST Post Submission Activities in APHIS eFile 95

We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please contact BRS at BRS.eFile.