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Scoping Meeting on Proposed Rule for Biotechnology Regulations

Biotechnology Meetings

On March 13, 2009, APHIS held a public scoping session at its Riverdale, Md., facility to discuss the agenda and format for public meeting(s) to be held in April 2009 on a proposed rule to revise existing regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. The scoping session served to identify the full range of topics for the agenda as well as to solicit recommendations from participants regarding collaborative meeting formats that would best ensure focused, substantive dialogue at the April meeting(s). Transcripts of the March scoping session and April public meeting(s) will be made part of the rulemaking record. In order to ensure all transcriptions are available for public consideration, APHIS is extending the comment period for the proposed rule, which currently closes on March 17, until 60 days following the April meeting(s).

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