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FDA Extends Comment Period on Notice to Determine Scope for the Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Produce Safety Rule

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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - Food and Drug Administration

November 15, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the “Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule: Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption,” which appeared in the August 19, 2013 Federal Register. Comments on the scope of issues FDA should include in the Environmental Impact Statement may be submitted until March 15, 2014. Comments were originally due by November 15, 2013.

Submit comments electronically on http://www.regulations.gov, using the docket number FDA-2011-N-0921. 

To submit comments by mail, send to FDA at:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All submissions must include the agency name and docket number FDA-2011-N-0921.

For Additional Information:

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, Extension of Comment Period