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Notification is an administratively-streamlined alternative to the permit. The genetically engineered (GE) plant must meet specified eligibility criteria, and the introduction must meet certain pre-defined performance standards.

Submit a Notification via ePermits
ePermits is a web-based system that allows users to submit import /interstate movement/transit/release permit applications, track applications, apply for renewals and amendments, and receive copies of their permits.  APHIS now accepts notification applications online through ePermits. Applicants are encouraged to use the ePermits system.  Learn more about ePermits.

Guidance for Notifications
APHIS BRS revised the BRS User's Guide: Notifications in March 2011 to clarify the submission process.  This guide also covers reporting requirements, and location and termination information.


Additional Information
If you can't find answers to your questions about the notification process here, please contact a BRS biotechnologist by sending your questions to

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