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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD54 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard 

On July 29, 2016, the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 was amended to establish a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (Law) (Pub. L. 114-216). Pursuant to the law, this NPRM will propose requirements that, if finalized, will serve as a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard for bioengineered food and food that may be bioengineered.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1285   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-216    7 U.S.C. 1621 to 1627   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

This action is mandated by Pub. L. 114-216.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

The authority for this action is provided by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 as amended by Pub. L. 114-216.


The alternatives will be identified during the drafting stage and the public will be given the opportunity to comment on alternatives.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

This rule will fulfill the mandate of Pub. L. 114-216. The specific costs and benefits will be determined during the drafting of the proposed rule. AMS is striving to fulfill the mandate while minimizing the burden on the regulated community.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2017 
Final Action  07/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Arthur Neal
Deputy Administrator, Federal Grain Inspection Service
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 690-1300