Comments Sought on Field Release of Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths

The Animal and Plant Healthy Inspect Service (APHIS) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting comments on an environmental assessment prepared in connection with a permit application for the field release of diamondback moths that have been genetically engineered for repressible female lethality and to express red fluorescence as a marker. The notice appeared in the Federal Register (82 FR 18416, April 19, 2017).

The text of the APHIS notice can be found at the following link:

Comments must be submitted by May 19, 2017.  All questions about these solicitations should be directed to the point of contact listed in the APHIS solicitation.


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