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Withdrawal of an EA for Field Release of GE Diamondback Moths

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the withdrawal of an environmental assessment (EA) associated with a permitted environmental release of GE diamondback moths. The moths are genetically engineered for repressible female lethality and to express red fluorescence as a marker.  While APHIS reached a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) in connection with this permitted release and posted that FONSI on our Web site, the public was not notified via a second notice in the Federal Register. Therefore, we are withdrawing the EA and FONSI associated with the August 28, 2014, notice.

Permit No. 13-297-102r Related Documents

Federal Register Notice of Withdrawal

Federal Register Notice of EA

Environmental Assessment (EA)

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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