The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced three public comment meetings on proposed revisions to 7 CFR Part 340 regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. Meetings will take place at the following locations:
- June 6 – Kansas City, MO APHIS Center for Animal Welfare
- June 13 – Davis, CA University of California Davis Conference Center
- June 16 – Riverdale, MD USDA Center at Riverside
You can register to attend any of the above meetings by clicking here.
The announcement also included a call for industry stakeholders to submit public comments ahead of the meetings. To submit a public comment, click here. The deadline for public comment is June 19. More information on the proposed rule, direct contact information, and in-depth supplementary information can be found here. Additionally, related information and official documents are available online in the Docket Folder here.