Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

04/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/21/2021 12:43

Comments Welcome on USDA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Regulatory Oversight of Certain Animals Developed Using Genetic Engineering

Published: Apr 21, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a Federal Register notice on March 8, 2021, reopening the comment period for the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) regarding whether to establish regulations for the movement of certain animals modified or developed using genetic engineering. USDA welcomes your comments on this ANPR through May 7, 2021.

Under the contemplated regulatory framework described in the ANPR, USDA would establish flexible, forward-looking, risk-proportionate, science-based regulations that provide a predictable pathway to commercialization for certain farm animals (cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses, mules, or other equines, catfish, and poultry) developed using genetic engineering intended for agricultural purposes.

If you would like to submit a comment, you may do so through May 7, 2021, at our online comment portal:

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