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USDA Announces Determination of Nonregulated Status for Soybean Genetically Engineered for Resistance to Herbicide Imidazolinone



We are advising the public of our determination that a soybean event developed by BASF Plant Sciences, LP designated as BPS-CV127-9, which has been genetically engineered for resistance to treatment with imidazolinone herbicides, is no longer considered a regulated article under our regulations governing the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms. Our determination is based on our evaluation of data submitted by BASF Plant Sciences, LP in its petition for a determination of nonregulated status, our analysis of available scientific data, and comments received from the public in response to our previous notices announcing the availability of the petition for nonregulated status and its associated environmental assessment and plant pest risk assessment. This notice also announces the availability of our written determination and finding of no significant impact.