EPA proposes SNUR on genetically-modified microorganism


Source: EPA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes SNUR on genetically-modified microorganism

EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the genetically modified microorganism identified generically as Trichoderma reesei (T. reesei). This microorganism was the subject of a Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN). EPA believes this action is necessary because the use of this genetically modified T. reesei under certain conditions may be hazardous to human health and the environment. This proposed rule would also establish a mechanism to allow EPA to evaluate an intended use and its conditions, and to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs, if EPA determines it may be hazardous.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 13, 2012.

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