APHIS preliminarily determined it would extend deregulation to the Syngenta Company’s line of corn genetically engineered for both insect-resistance and glufosinate-ammonium resistance (MZIR098). The extension is based on similarity to Pioneer’s corn (event 4114) and other corn events which the Agency previously reviewed and deregulated.
APHIS prepared a preliminary determination with an accompanying plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA) and a preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI). Public comments were accepted from February 17 - March 18, 2016.
On March 23, 2016, APHIS announced the deregulation extension to this corn line and the availability of the final documents.
Docket No. APHIS-2016-0002 (Public comments and supporting documents)