The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has proposed revisions to the requirements for research facilities and dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers for contingency planning and training of personnel. By lifting an internal stay that has been in place since 2013, the agency states the revisions “would better ensure that entities responsible for animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act are prepared to safeguard the health and welfare of such animals in the event of possible emergencies or disasters.” The agency is accepting comments on the proposal until August 24, 2021.