About the 2017 Proposed Rule that was Withdrawn
On November 7, 2017, APHIS announced the withdrawal of the proposed rule to revise the agency’s biotechnology regulations that had been published in January. The proposed rule was open for a 150-day comment period from January 19, 2017 until June 19, 2017 on Regulations.gov, where over 200 submissions were received. In addition, APHIS held three public meetings during the open comment period. USDA APHIS withdrew the rule to re-engage with stakeholders to determine the most effective, science-based approach for regulating the products of modern biotechnology while protecting plant health.
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Scientific Documents and Information Associated with the 2017 Proposed Rule
Register Notices Associated with the 2017 Proposed Rule
Announcements Associated with the 20017 Proposed Rule
Informational Documents Associated with the 2017 Proposed Rule
Public Participation Documents Associated with the 2017 Proposed Rule