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USDA Makes Herbicide-Resistant GE Cotton Documents Available for Comment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the preliminary determination of deregulation for a cotton variety genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to HPPD-inhibitor herbicides (e.g., isoxaflutole) and the herbicide glyphosate. Additionally, APHIS prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, preliminary Plant Pest Risk Assessment and preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, which will be available for a 30-day public comment period.

This notice may be viewed in the Federal Register at: Beginning tomorrow, members of the public will be able to submit comments for 30 days through July 6, 2018 at: Supporting documents are available now on the News and Information page of the BRS website.

Submit a Public Comment

View the Federal Register Notice

View the Draft Environmental Assessment

View the Preliminary Plant Pest Risk Assessment

View the Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact

View the Preliminary Determination of Nonregulated Status

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