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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE63 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Regulation of the Movement of Animals Modified or Produced by Genetic Engineering 

We are soliciting public comment regarding whether to establish regulations for the movement of animals modified or produced by genetic engineering. Under the regulatory framework being contemplated, USDA would promulgate regulations using the authorities granted to the Department through the Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA), the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). Pursuant to these authorities, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would conduct a safety assessment of organisms developed using genetic engineering that may increase an animal’s susceptibility to pests or diseases of livestock, including zoonotic diseases, or ability to transmit the same. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would conduct a pre-slaughter food safety assessment to ensure that the slaughter and processing of animals developed using genetic engineering would not result in a product that is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food.   

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR ch I subchapter C    9 CFR ch II subchapter E     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301, et seq.    21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.    21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/28/2020  85 FR 84269   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/26/2021 
ANPRM Comment Period Reopened  03/08/2021  86 FR 13221   
ANPRM Comment Period End  05/07/2021 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 0579-AE60  Related Agencies: Joint: USDA/FSIS; 
Agency Contact:
Alan Pearson
Assistant Deputy Administrator, Biotechnology Regulatory Services
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 98,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238
Phone:301 851-3944