USDA Announces Preliminary Extension of Deregulation to GE Canola

USDA Announces Preliminary Extension of Deregulation to GE Canola

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has preliminarily determined it will extend deregulation to Bayer CropScience’s canola genetically engineered (GE) for male sterility and herbicide resistance.

APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in other varieties of GE canola. We have prepared a plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA), draft environmental assessment (EA), preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and a preliminary determination of nonregulated status. These documents were published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2017, and will be available for a 30-day public review and comment period.

APHIS will consider all public comments received on or before May 12, 2017.

View the Petition

View the Preliminary Plant Pest Risk Assessment

View the Draft Environmental Assessment

View the Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact

View the Preliminary Determination of Nonregulated Status

View the Federal Register Notice

Submit a Public Comment


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