BRS Updates to Supplemental Permit Conditions

Thursday, March 08, 2018

APHIS issues permits for importation, interstate movement, or environmental release of certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Permit applications, which are carefully reviewed by APHIS scientists, provide details about the nature of the GE organism to be introduced and the conditions that will be used to prevent the spread and establishment of the organism in the environment. APHIS issues permits for the introduction of GE organisms that pose a plant pest risk, including plants, insects, or microbes.

As part of a permit, APHIS imposes standard conditions that must be met as part of the authorization. Supplemental permit conditions are requirements that APHIS adds to the standard requirements that apply to all permits.  These supplemental permit conditions are applied on a case-by-case basis based on the organism and type of authorization.

This workshop will explain changes that are targeted for implementation in June 2018.  These changes include:

  • eliminating language that is purely informational and not a USDA requirement,
  • revising language to clarify existing requirements, and
  • updating current requirements, including volunteer monitoring requirements for field trials. 

The workshop will also explain updates targeted for implementation in January 2019 regarding recordkeeping and reporting requirements for planting/release, field test, and volunteer monitoring reports. 


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