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Syngenta Herbicide-Resistant Corn Petition to Extend Determination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) preliminarily determined that it will extend deregulation to a line of genetically engineered (GE) corn variety designated as MZHG0JG developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc.(Syngenta), that is resistant to the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate. APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated this GE trait in other GE corn plants. APHIS prepared a draft environmental assessment, preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and a preliminary determination of nonregulated status that was available for a 30-day public review and comment period from October 27, 2015, to November 27, 2015.

On December 2, 2015, USDA APHIS announced an extension of a determination of nonregulated status to Syngenta's MZHG0JG GE corn line that is resistant to the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate.

Final Documents

Final Environmental Assessment (EA)

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Determination of Nonregulated Status

Preliminary Documents

Federal Register Notice

Petition No. 15-124-01p

Extended from:

Petition No. 11-244-01p

Petition No. 11-342-01p

Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)

Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Preliminary Determination of Nonregulated Status

To view related documents and public comments received, go to this URL:!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0080.

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