Public Board Meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: New Technologies for Agriculture Production and Research

Meet The Board | Agenda |National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC December, 6, 2016 The Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) is the major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources.

S. 3068: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

S. 3068 Provides FY2017 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. Provides appropriations to the EPA. Provides appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service. Provides appropriations to Interior for: the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement,and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Funding for the USGS would increase by $6.1 million. Provides appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Biotechnology Working Group of the National Science and Technology Council: Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee Update

The primary agencies that regulate the products of biotechnology—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have: updated the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (Coordinated Framework) by clarifying current roles and responsibilities; developed a long-term strategy to ensure that the Federal regulatory system is equipped to efficiently assess the risks, if any, of the future products of biotechnology; and commissioned an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products to support this effort.

Forum of Scientific Society Leaders on Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects- December 7, 2016, Registration Required

EPA, FDA, and USDA have commissioned an independent study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products, to support the National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Biotechnology Products. Representatives of more than 12 scientific societies will meet to explore the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report.