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I, DR ROLAND JOSEPH SMITH, the Gene Technology Regulator, acting under paragraph 27(d) of the Gene Technology Act 2000, hereby issue these guidelines.

Dated this 2nd day of June 2011

Gene Technology Regulator

Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs

made under the Gene Technology Act 2000

Name of Guidelines

These Guidelines are the Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs


Firstly, these guidelines are issued for the purposes of paragraph 13(3)(b) of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001.

Secondly, these guidelines may also be invoked as necessary or convenient in the performance of the Regulator’s functions under section 27 of Gene Technology Act 2000 (‘the Act’), and in the exercise of the Regulator’s powers under section 28 of the Act.

In particular these guidelines may be invoked for the purposes of the imposition of licence conditions in accordance with section 61 of the Act and of certification conditions in accordance with section 86 of the Act.


These Guidelines commence on 1 September 2011.

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