The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) made available for public comment a petition from the Monsanto Company seeking deregulation for corn genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to the herbicides dicamba and glufosinate. The petition was available for a 60-day public review and comment period, which ended October 13, 2015.
APHIS made available a draft environmental assessment, preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), preliminary plant pest risk assessment (PPRA), and preliminary determination in response to a petition from the Monsanto Company requesting deregulation of this Monsanto corn (MON 87419). These documents were available for a 30-day public review and comment period, which ended March 8, 2016.
On March 23, 2016, APHIS announced the deregulation of this corn line and the availability of the final documents.
Docket No. APHIS-2015-0048 (Public comments and supporting materials)