The third public meeting on "Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products," will be held on March 30, 2016, at the University of California, Davis Conference Center, Davis, California. The meeting will include case studies of hypothetical biotechnology products. In addition, we have updated the agenda to include time for breakout sessions focusing on three general themes relevant to the tasks assigned to the EPA, FDA, and USDA in the July 2015 Executive Office of the President memorandum. Those themes are: Governance; Education, Communication, and Outreach; and Improving Regulatory Certainty.
Upon arrival at the meeting, attendees will be asked to sign up to participate in a breakout session for one of the themes. Summarized input from the breakout sessions will be shared in the plenary session and be part of the public meeting transcript that is added to the docket.
Those planning to attend either in person or via the web are asked to register in advance.
There will be several opportunities for questions and answers to clarify the information presented during the case studies. The agenda for this meeting also provides time for general public comments from those attending the meeting in person. Those planning to provide comment are asked to indicate their desire to comment when they register on USDA’s web site prior to the public meeting. Public comments made at this meeting will be submitted to the docket as part of the official meeting transcript.
Additional details on the March 30, 2016, public meeting, including the updated agenda, breakout session questions, and how to participate are available on the