ACTION: Notice of workshop listening session and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the U.S. Department of
Agriculture is holding a 2-day, invitation-only workshop on
agricultural coexistence, the concurrent cultivation of conventional,
organic, identity-preserved, and genetically engineered crops
consistent with farmer choices and consumer preferences. The objective
of the workshop is to advance an understanding of agricultural
coexistence and discuss how to make coexistence achievable and a basic
consideration for all stakeholders. Workshop participants will
represent a broad range of interests and experience relating to
agricultural coexistence. The public is invited to listen to or watch
the workshop sessions via phone and/or Webcast, after which they will
have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposals discussed.
DATES: The workshop will be held on March 12-13, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Comments on the workshop will be accepted from March 13,
2015, through March 27, 2015.
ADDRESSES: Call-in and Webcast information is available at the
agricultural coexistence workshop Web page at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/!ut/p/a1/nVFNU4MwEP0tHjxmEkgk4Ug7foBKD9W25MJskyixFChEx57gem1aN3bzr739u1bLPEGywq-7Ds4W1dQDr0MchYL36fEj8ULFyQi8zBZxCtC6E0PyHoAOVMRGfnJ4sH3Zj3fhnekjhd3T2LJ04fZwFeY4mlqlzjCpxBU9guV3XlTOXy0m5baIXpIMctvWny8f52HcOdqaoS23ablBolNU4CxljRocaBYp6iCnOkdAAiAPVEBiujQcnxxOWfrl4dDyhkPATYCKUrPfAzy5JAry88KjkD3-yH4eDjPq0h3yHd78M-5m7oX9Ih2b2mKZHb1A2VTHxo!/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphiscontentlibrary%2Fsaaboutaphis%2Fsastakeholders%2Fctcoexistencemeeting.
You may submit comments following the workshop by either of the
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0047.
Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0047, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD,
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
Any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0047 or in our reading
room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th
Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room
hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799-7039
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Tadle, Program Analyst,
Planning, Evaluation, and Decision Support, PPD, APHIS, 4700 River Road
Unit 120, Riverdale, MD 20737, (301) 851-3140;