Rule amends regulations of certain genetically engineered organisms
The final rule of USDA’s Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms regulation is scheduled to be published in Monday’s Federal Register. The rule amends regulations regarding the movement (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically engineered organisms in response to advances in genetic engineering.
According to USDA, this final rule, which marks the first comprehensive revision of the regulations since they were established in 1987, provides a clear, predictable, and efficient regulatory pathway for innovators, facilitating the development of genetically engineered organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks.
The rule will take effect 90 days after date of publication. Visit here for more information.