GE grass Terms of Agreement made public

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a Memorandum of Understanding and a Memorandum of Agreement between APHIS and The Scotts Company LLC (Scotts).

The MOA was agreed upon to establish commitments pertaining to Scotts management of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate tolerant creeping bentgrass (GTCB). The MOA describes the terms of this agreement.

As outlined in the MOU, Scotts withdrew its GTCB petition and resubmitted a revised GTCB petition that more accurately documents the current science related to GTCB and its behavior in the environment.

APHIS made this petition available on Jan. 8, 2016, for a 60-day public comment period. To view supporting documents and submit public comments through March 8, 2016, visit the APHIS online public comment portal at:!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0096.