Updated APHIS BRS Permit Application and Training is Available

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
graphic text for eFile trainingThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) is announcing the newly updated BRS permit application is available on APHIS eFile. The improved permit application is a simple and easy way to apply for BRS importation, interstate movement, and environmental release permits. To assist applicants with the updates, training sessions are available.

What You Need to Know

  • Applicants can navigate and build a BRS permit (APHIS 2000) web application more quickly.
  • Managing larger data sets is easier. Applicants can upload and delete attachments and submit larger applications for BRS review (XML uploads up to 25MB).
  • Permit applications 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 at USDA APHIS | BRS Meetings. (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

Resources

Several applicant resources, such as the APHIS 2000 Permit Application and Compliance Job Aid, have also been updated:

Support Material Link
APHIS eFile URL https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/
APHIS eFile Overview https://www.aphis.usda.gov/help/eFile/efile-overview-applicants.pdf
BRS APHIS 2000 Permit Application & Compliance Job Aid https://www.aphis.usda.gov/help/eFile/permit-appl-compliance-reporting.pdf

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