On August 11, 2014, USDA made available for public review and comment a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as part of its review to determine whether to deregulate genetically engineered (GE) cotton resistant to the herbicides glufosinate and dicamba, and soybean resistant to dicamba. The DEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of these GE cotton and soybean varieties developed by Monsanto Company (Monsanto).
APHIS held a virtual public meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014, to receive comments on the DEIS . We will consider all public comments made during the virtual meeting as well as those submitted to the docket (APHIS-2013-0043) on www.regulations.gov before finalizing the DEIS and preliminary plant pest risk assessment, and making our final regulatory decision on the Monsanto petitions.
Interested parties may also leave written comments anytime through October 10, 2014, at www.regulations.gov.
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