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Confirmation Letters

The table below provides confirmation requests submitted to APHIS and APHIS’ corresponding response. The definitions for the exemption categories in the table are in the Table Key below. 

(b)(1): A change resulting from cellular repair of a targeted DNA break in the absence of an externally provided repair template

(b)(2): A targeted single base pair substitution

(b)(3): A gene known to occur in the plant’s gene pool, or a change in a targeted sequence to correspond to a known allele of such a gene or to a known structural variation present in the gene pool

(c): A plant-trait-mechanism of action combination that has been previously reviewed for risks to plant health and determined by APHIS not be regulated under this part, either via the Regulatory Status Review process or a petition submitted pursuant to the legacy part 340 regulations.

CR Number



Scientific Name


Exemption Category

Response Date

Confirmation Request

Confirmation Response

22-007-01cr Ball Horticultural Company
Petunia Petunia x hybrida
Altered Flower Color
(c) 5/27/2022 View Document View Document
21-356-01cr Tropic Biosciences UK LTD
Banana Musa acuminata
Altered Fruit Quality
(b)(1) 3/29/2022 View Document View Document
21-264-02cr PlantArcBio Ltd.
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum L.
Herbicide Resistant
(c) 12/28/2021 View Document View Document
PlantArcBio Ltd.
Glycine max L.
Herbicide Resistant
(c) 12/28/2021 View Document View Document
Agrivida, Inc.
Zea mays L.
Altered Seed Nutrient Availability
View Document View Document
21-141-01cr Tropic Biosciences UK LTD Potato Solanum tuberosum L. Altered Tuber Quality (c) 10/20/2021 View Document View Document
21-211-01cr Bayer U.S. – Crop Science
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum
Insect Resistant
(c) 8/31/2021 View Document View Document
21-161-01cr Dümmen NA, Inc
Petunia x hybrida
Altered Flower Color
(c) 8/25/2021 View Document View Document
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
NA Nicotiana attenuata
Herbivore and Fungal Susceptibility
(b)(1) 6/10/2021
View Document View Document
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
Apple Malus x domestica
Altered Fruit Quality
(c) 5/20/2021 View Document
View Document
Bioheuris, Inc.
Soybean Glycine max
Herbicide Resistant
(b)(2) 5/3/2021 View Document
View Document
Yield10 Bioscience
NA Camelina sativa
CBI (b)(1) 4/28/2021 View Document
View Document

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