On May 14, 2020, APHIS announced its final SECURE rule to update its biotechnology regulations. As part of this effort, APHIS followed the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, which included publishing a Notice of Intent, a Proposed Rule, and an Environmental Impact Statement, and gathering public comments throughout that process.
APHIS received and reviewed over 6,100 comments during the rulemaking process before publishing the final rule.
Official documents published throughout the rulemaking process can be found below.
THE EIS PROCESS
THE FINAL RULE
PREVIOUS RULEMAKING EFFORTS