How to use this guide—
When an applicant has field tested a transgenic crop and accumulated enough data to show that it is free from any risk under 7 CFR 340, the applicant can petition the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture that a transgenic crop should no longer be considered a regulated article. The pages that follow represent a suggested format for submission of field test data to APHIS for deregulation of a transgenic crop.
Comments and issues that may need to be addressed by the applicant are in italics in the left margin adjacent to the portions of the sample permit to which they pertain.
APHIS took certain liberties in preparing the sample information and data presented in this publication. With the agronomic performance data and certain of the molecular biology data, material was condensed to ensure that the guide was a reasonable length and that the reader would be able to ascertain the kind of information APHIS expects to be provided in a petition.