USDA announces deregulation of Nuseed Americas’ GM canola with altered oil profile
Aug. 27, 2018
As part of the petition process, APHIS prepared a draft plant pest risk assessment (PRA) and a draft environmental assessment (EA). APHIS made these documents available for a 30-day public review and comment period on June 26, 2018. After considering the public comments, APHIS has determined it is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and is deregulating this variety of GE canola.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), APHIS conducted a thorough review of the potential environmental impacts and prepared a final EA. APHIS concluded in its final PRA that this variety of GE canola is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to agricultural crops or other plants in the United States.
The effective date of deregulation will be the date of publication in the Federal Register, August 27, 2018.
View the Final Environmental Assessment
View the Final Plant Pest Risk Assessment
View the Finding of No Significant Impact
View the Determintation of Nonregulated Status
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