Learn About the APHIS Virtual Meeting

APHIS held a virtual public meeting on January 29, 2014, to receive comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for three petitions for nonregulated status. The DEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of one corn and two soybean varieties genetically engineered (GE) by Dow AgroSciences, LLC (Dow) to be resistant to the herbicide known as 2,4-D.

APHIS will consider all public comments made during the virtual meeting and through www.Regulations.gov before finalizing the DEIS and preliminary plant pest risk assessment, and making its final regulatory decision on the Dow petitions. The Agency made the DEIS available for public viewing on January 3, 2014, and opened a 45-day public comment period on January 10, 2014. This comment period will close February 24, 2014.

Interested parties may leave also written comments now through February 24, 2014, at www.Regulations.gov.


After attending the Virtual Public Meeting, please take a moment to complete our brief survey. Thanks!