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Petition to Extend Determination of Nonregulated Status to Non-Browning Apple

Petition to Extend Determination of Nonregulated Status to Non-Browning Apple

APHIS prepared a preliminary Determination with an accompanying plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA) and a preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to extend deregulation to a line of genetically engineered (GE) apple known as Arctic® Fuji, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc. (OSF).  This GE apple line is engineered for enzymatic browning resistance.  APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated this GE trait in other apples. These documents were available for public review and comment for 30 days from August 12, 2016 - September 12, 2016, on our public comment portal www.regulations.gov

On September 23, 2016, APHIS announced the availability of its final Determination and FONSI, which are posted below.


Final Documents

Petition No. 16-004-01p Determination and PPRSA

Petition No. 16-004-01p FONSI


Preliminary Documents 

See Docket No. APHIS-2016-0043 to view the notice, supporting documents, and public comments received.

Federal Register Notice:  Availability of Preliminary Documents

Petition No. 16-004-01p

Petition No. 16-004-01p Preliminary Extended Determination and Plant Pest Risk Similarity Assessment (PPRSA)

Petition No. 16-004-01p Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Extended from Petition No. 10-161-01p

Petition No. 10-161-01p Determination

Petition No. 10-161-01p Plant Pest Risk Assessment

Petition No. 10-161-01p Final Environmental Assessment (EA)

Petition No. 16-004-01p Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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