USDA Issues Preliminary Deregulation Documents for Enlist Cotton
Regulatory review of Enlist cotton from Dow AgroSciences is moving forward.
On May 22, USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the availability for review of a preliminary regulatory determination, draft Environmental Assessment, preliminary Plant Pest Risk Assessment and preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) in response to a Dow AgroSciences petition to deregulate cotton genetically engineered for resistance to the herbicides 2,4-D and glufosinate.
These documents will be available for public review, and comments will be accepted for 30 days upon publication in the Federal Register. A final determination by APHIS is expected shortly after the conclusion of the comment period.
The documents can be accessed on the News and Information page of the APHIS Biotechnology website.
Source – USDA