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)