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1508.6 Screening Deposits for Anthrax and Other Contaminants

1508.6 Screening Deposits for Anthrax and Other Contaminants


In October 2001, envelopes contaminated with anthrax arrived in some Congressional offices. This caused a one-week closure of Capitol Hill buildings, including the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress where the U.S. Copyright Office is located. Since that time, all deliveries that are sent to the Office are screened offsite for anthrax or other contaminants prior to delivery. This process will delay the delivery of any deposit that is sent to the Office by mail, commercial carrier, or courier.