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Legacy Petition Process

Under the legacy rule, developers could submit a petition requesting an agency determination that a plant developed using a plant pest is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk, and therefore, is no longer subject to APHIS’ biotechnology regulations. The petition process was discontinued on October 1, 2021. See below for links to the petition table and petition resources. 

Under the revised rule, developers have the option of requesting a permit or a regulatory status review (RSR) of a plant developed using genetic engineering that has not been previously reviewed and determined to be nonregulated. 

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