On September 15, 2016, 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 . These two documents also clarify various roles of the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture in evaluating new biotechnologies.
These two documents are:
- Proposed Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnologyto clarify current roles and responsibilities, open public comment.
- National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products 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.