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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

The SECURE Rule Making Process

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.

DOCUMENTS ASSOCIATE WITH THE PROPOSED RULE 


THE EIS PROCESS

Learn About the EIS Process

THE FINAL RULE

​​​​​​​Learn More about the Final Rule 

PREVIOUS RULEMAKING EFFORTS

View Previous Regulatory Revision Efforts

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