USDA Makes Herbicide-Resistant GE Cotton Documents Available for Comment

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June 6, 2018

Dear BRS Stakeholder,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the preliminary determination of deregulation for a cotton variety genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to HPPD-inhibitor herbicides (e.g., isoxaflutole) and the herbicide glyphosate. Additionally, APHIS prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, preliminary Plant Pest Risk Assessment and preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, which will be available for a 30-day public comment period.

This notice may be viewed in the Federal Register at: Beginning tomorrow, members of the public will be able to submit comments for 30 days through July 6, 2018 at: Supporting documents are available now on the News and Information page of the BRS website.