The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) extended deregulation to two lines of genetically engineered (GE) potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Company for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars on October 28, 2016. APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in other GE potatoes.
APHIS prepared a plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA), preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and a preliminary determination of nonregulated status that were available for a 30-day public review and comment period from September 23, 2016 to October 24, 2016. APHIS received no new information during the public comment period and prepared a final FONSI and Determination.
To view related documents or the public comments APHIS received on this docket, please see APHIS Docket No. APHIS-2016-0067.