USDA, APHIS Seeks Comments on  Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of  Genetically Engineered Organisms

On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a proposed rule revising its regulations on the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. The regulations were first established in 1987. This is the first comprehensive revision of the regulations, which are being updated to include advances in genetic engineering and the risks posed by such organisms. APHIS is seeking any relevant data on possible impacts to small business. Comments are due by June 19, 2017.

Read the proposed rule and submit comments here.

Advocacy contact: Prianka Sharma(link sends e-mail) at (202) 205-6938.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017