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: 2012-17161]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0024]
Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.; Availability of petition, plant pest risk assessment, and environmental assessment for determination of nonregulated status of corn genetically engineered for insect resistance
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., seeking a determination of nonregulated status of corn designated as SYN-05307-1, which has been genetically engineered for resistance to corn rootworm, an insect pest of corn. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. We are soliciting comments on whether this genetically engineered corn is likely to pose a plant pest risk. We are making available for public comment the Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., petition, our plant pest risk assessment, and our draft environmental assessment for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 11, 2012.