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Petitions

Petitions

A person may petition the agency that a particular regulated article is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk, and, therefore, is no longer regulated under the plant pest provisions of the Plant Protection Act or the regulations at 7 CFR part 340. The petitioner is required to provide information under § 340.6(c)(4) related to plant pest risk that the agency may use to determine whether the regulated article is unlikely to present a greater plant pest risk than the unmodified organism. A GE organism is no longer subject to the regulatory requirements of 7 CFR part 340 or the plant pest provisions of the Plant Protection Act when APHIS determines that it is unlikely to post a plant pest risk.

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View Guidance and Resources for Petitions |

APHIS' Improved Petition Process 
In November 2011, APHIS announced plans to improve the agency's process for making determinations on petitions for nonregulated status for GE organisms.

| Learn more about APHIS' Improved Petition Process  |

Additional Information
If you can't find answers to your questions about the petition process here, please contact a BRS biotechnologist by sending your questions to biotechquery@aphis.usda.gov.

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