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Introduction of Genetically Engineered Organisms - Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement—July 2007
Agronomy Reports
  • Mary Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Blanchette, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Paul Christensen, Iowa State University
  • R. James Cook, Washington State University
  • John Cordts, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Terri Dunahay, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Rebecca Edelstein, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Samantha Floyd, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Paul Gepts, University of California, Davis
  • Susana Goggi, Iowa State University
  • Vickie Hage, St. John’s River Water Management District
  • Levis Handley, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Andrea Huberty, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Bruce MacBryde, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Virgil Meier, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Manjit Misra, Iowa State University
  • Therese Murtagh, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Clint Nesbitt, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Catherine Preston, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Steven G. Pueppke, Michigan State University
  • Andrew Roberts, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Robyn Rose, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Peter Schmeissner, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Carmen Soileau, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Rhey Solomon, Resource Solutions
  • Stephanie Stephens, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • John Turner, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Piet van der Meer
  • Michael Wach, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Michael Watson, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mark Westgate, Iowa State University
  • Jeffrey Wolt, Iowa State University
  • Christine Zakarka, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
7-1-2007
Abstract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the environmental introduction of genetically engineered (GE) organisms, including crop and noncrop plants, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and micro-organisms. APHIS regulations are grounded in the most up-to-date science and are designed to provide a level of oversight appropriate for the safe introduction of GE organisms. APHIS is considering whether revisions to its regulations are necessary. One purpose of such revisions would be to address current and future technological trends resulting in GE plants with which the agency is less familiar, such as plants with environmental stress tolerance or enhanced nutrition, and plants engineered for new purposes such as biofuels or for production of pharmaceutical or industrial compounds. Additionally, the regulations would be revised to ensure a high level of environmental protection, to create regulatory processes that are transparent to stakeholders and the public, to consider the efficient use of agency resources, to ensure that the level of oversight is commensurate with the risk, and to ensure conformity with obligations under international treaties and agreements, such as World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. To this end, this draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) was prepared to provide agency decisionmakers with a full range of regulatory alternatives and assist them in selecting a preferred alternative.

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Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mary Berenbaum, Michael Blanchette, Paul Christensen, R. James Cook, et al.. "Introduction of Genetically Engineered Organisms - Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement—July 2007" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/asusana-goggi/26/