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The biotechnology company Syngenta has petitioned the U.S. government to "deregulate" a genetically modified (GM) corn variety that produces a microbial enzyme to facilitate ethanol production. As part of the decision-making process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) and plant pest risk assessment for review and comment. It is also seeking addition public comment on Syngenta's petition. Reopening the comment period will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments on the petition.

Consideration will be given to comments received on or before July 6. Send two copies of postal mail or commercial delivery comments to Docket No. APHIS-2007-0016, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2007-0016. If you wish to submit a comment using the Internet go to the Federal eRule making portal at http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2007-0016. Comments are posted on the Regulations.gov Web site.

To read the entire press release visit: http://www.seedquest.com/News/releases/2009/june/26448.htm.

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