New Stakeholder Engagement on APHIS Biotechnology Regulation
In a stakeholder message sent on February 27, 2015, and a Federal Register notice published on March 4, 2015, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the withdrawal of its 2008 proposed rule that would have amended the regulations for certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms, and plans for stakeholder engagement regarding biotechnology regulation.
USDA APHIS created a website to serve as a resource on upcoming engagement initiatives. Stakeholders can visit our Engagement on APHIS Biotech Regulations webpage for find background information, associated documents, and details on how to provide input on the future of biotechnology regulation.
This engagement begins with this opportunity to provide written comments on the questions listed below through June 22, 2015. To submit a written comment on this docket (APHIS-2015-0036) at regulations.gov, click here. (Verbal comments were taken in a series of webinars in May 2015, transcripts of which may be found at the bottom of this page.)
APHIS seeks input on the following questions:
Webinars for verbal comments were held:
Wednesday, May 6, 6-9 pm EDT
Tuesday, May 12, 5-8 pm EDT
Wednesday, May 20, 4-7 pm EDT
You may view all historical documents related to the 2008 Proposed Rule to amend 7 CFR part 340 by clicking here.