White House Announcement on the Regulation of Biotechnology
For Release: September 15, 2016
View updated information (January 4, 2017)
Today the White House posted a blog unveiling two documents as part of the Administration’s continuing effort to modernize the federal regulatory system for biotechnology products as well as clarify various roles of the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture in evaluating new biotechnologies.
Proposed Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (PDF) (60 pp, 1.73 MB, About PDF) to clarify current roles and responsibilities, open public comment.
National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products (PDF) (19 pp, 572.19 K, About PDF) to set forth a vision for ensuring that the federal regulatory system is equipped to assess efficiently the risks, if any, associated with future products of biotechnology.