NEWS & DOCUMENTS
New dates set for SCRA Workshop. The SCRA announces that the nuts and bolts workshop will be held December 6-8, 2011, in Riverdale, Maryland. The workshop organized with collaboration from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service will provide crop developers with the information needed to begin developing regulatory dossiers for biotechnology-derived crops.
Biotech Plum approved by EPA. On 26 May 2010, the EPA issued the final rule that exempts from the requirement for a tolerance for residues of the coat protein of plum pox virus in or on stone fruit and almond when expressed by the plant-incorporated protectant, coat protein gene of plum pox virus. The final rule can be found here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-12579.htm
APHIS Stakeholder Meeting 2009. On 17 November 2009, the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) held an issue-focused meeting on biotechnology regulatory activities for stakeholders in Riverdale, Maryland. The transcript from the Stakeholder meeting is available for public viewing at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/meetings_stakeholder_1109.shtml