Washington, DC, USA
July 13, 2012
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 135 (Friday, July 13, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17134]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0032]
Dow AgroSciences LLC; Availability of petition for determination of nonregulated status of soybean genetically engineered for herbicide tolerance
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received a petition from Dow AgroSciences LLC (DAS) seeking a determination of nonregulated status of soybean designated as DAS-44406-6, which has been genetically engineered for tolerance to broadleaf herbicides in the phenoxy auxin group (such as the herbicide 2,4-D) and the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically
engineered organisms and products. We are making the DAS petition available for review and comment to help us identify potential environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts that APHIS may determine should be considered in our evaluation of the petition.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 11, 2012.