Friday, March 25, 2016

Register for March 30 Public Meeting on Updating the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology

Register for March 30 Public Meeting on Updating the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology On March 30, 2016, a third public meeting on updating the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology will be held at the University of California, Davis, Conference Center in Davis, California. In July 2015, the White House issued the memorandum titled “Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products.” This memorandum initiated a process to modernize the federal regulatory system for products of biotechnology and establish mechanisms for periodically updating that system to ensure public confidence and prevent unnecessary barriers to future innovation and competitiveness. At this meeting, representatives from EPA, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will review progress made on efforts to modernize the regulatory system for biotechnology products and will illustrate the current roles and responsibilities of EPA, FDA, and USDA regarding biotechnology products by discussing case studies of hypothetical products. Those planning to attend either in person or via the Web are asked to register in advance. For additional information on the process for updating the regulation of biotechnology, see docket FDA-2015-N-3403 at regulations.gov. For information from EPA on the regulation of biotechnology, go to www.epa.gov/regulation-biotechnology-under-tsca-and-fifra.

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