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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Dow AgroSciences' 2,4-D-Resistant Crops

Dow's 2, 4-D Resistant Crops Draft Environmental Impact Statement Meeting

On January 29, 2014, APHIS held a virtual public meeting to receive comments on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for three petitions for nonregulated status. The DEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of one corn and two soybean varieties genetically engineered (GE) by Dow AgroSciences, LLC (Dow) to be resistant to the herbicide known as 2,4-D, and several other herbicides.

APHIS developed the DEIS after conducting a thorough scientific analysis and considering public comments received during a scoping process that helped inform the development of the DEIS. APHIS also held two public meetings during the scoping process, on June 26 and 27, 2013.

Transcripts and other materials are posted below.

Want to share your comment today? Public comments can also be submitted online from January 10, through February 24, 2014, at!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0042.

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Docket No. APHIS-2013-0044
Regulatory Analysis and Development, 
PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8,
4700 River Road, Unit 118
Riverdale, MD 20737–1238

January 29, 2014 Virtual Public Meeting Transcript (Full Size)

January 29, 2014 Virtual Public Meeting Transcript (Mini)

Dow 2,4-D-Resistant Crops - Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS

Dow 2,4-D-Resistant Crops Draft EIS

DEIS Appendices

Petition No. 11-234-01p

11-234-01p PPRA

Petition No. 09-349-01p

09-349-01p PPRA

09-349-01p Draft EA

Petition No. 09-233-01p

09-233-01p PPRA

09-233-01p Draft EA

June 26, 2013 Meeting Transcript

June 27, 2013 Meeting Transcript


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