H.R.2031 - Expediting Agriculture Through Science Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8] (Introduced 05/26/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||06/08/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2031 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/26/2011)
Expediting Agriculture Through Science Act or EATS Act - Amends the Plant Protection Act to include biotechnology products among the plant pests that a person may petition the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to have added or removed from regulations allowing such products' importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce without a permit.
Revises provisions regarding the Secretary's response to such a petition to require the Secretary to: (1) determine whether to approve such petition not later than 180 days after the petition's receipt, with two permitted 30-day extensions; (2) notify the petitioner of such extensions; and (3) provide a denied petitioner with denial information and an opportunity to remedy deficiencies.
Deems a petition approved if the Secretary has not made a determination to approve the petition by the end of the 240-day period beginning on the date of the petition's receipt.