USDA HOLDS BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATORY STAKEHOLDER MEETING
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2009--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that it will be holding a stakeholder meeting to discuss its current biotechnology regulatory activities on Nov. 17, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Riverdale, Md.
BRS staff will share information about: the program’s new organizational roles;
e-Permits online system; the notification and permit scientific review process as well as compliance activities. The staff will also engage stakeholders in discussions about the implementation of the Biotechnology Quality Management System, improvements in developing National Environmental Policy Act analyses and the process for petitioning the Agency for nonregulated status. BRS will consider the input received at this meeting when implementing these program activities.
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