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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AC31 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering 
Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. This rule will affect persons involved in the importation, interstate movement, or release into the environment of genetically engineered plants and certain other genetically engineered organisms. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 340   
Legal Authority: 7 USC 7701 to 7772    7 USC 7781 to 7786    31 USC 9701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement  01/23/2004  69 FR 3271   
Comment Period End  03/23/2004    
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement  07/17/2007  72 FR 39021   
Comment Period End  09/11/2007    
NPRM  10/09/2008  73 FR 60007   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/24/2008    
Correction  11/10/2008  73 FR 66563   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  01/16/2009  74 FR 2907   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/17/2009    
NPRM; Notice of Public Scoping Session  03/11/2009  74 FR 10517   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  04/13/2009  74 FR 16797   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/29/2009    
Final Rule  06/00/2014 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Andrea Huberty
Branch Chief, Policy, Program, and Regulatory Consultation Branch, Policy Coordination Program, BRS
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 147,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
Phone:301 851-3880