Notifications Process Overview
Applicants may continue to use this process through April 4, 2021
Under the preexisting regulations, applicants could submit a notification (an administratively streamlined alternative to a permit) to advise of the use of certain regulated plants. To qualify for a notification, the plant developed using genetic engineering must meet specified criteria, and the activities involving the plant must meet certain pre-defined performance standards. Applicants may still use the notification process until April 4, 2021. The revised regulations discontinue the notification process beginning April 5, 2021.
ePermits is a web-based system that allows users to request authorization (through a permit or notification) to proceed with an importation, interstate movement, or environmentally release of an organism developed using genetic engineering. Users can submit applications, track applications, apply for renewals and amendments, and receive copies of their permits and notifications. ePermits will be retired in 2021, at which point eFile will be the only online method to submit applications for permits.