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Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs


Issue of new Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs

With effect on and from 1 September 2011, the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has issued a new guideline, Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs (Version 1.1).

The Gene Technology Regulations 2001 (the Regulations, as amended 1 September 2011), require that any notifiable low risk dealing (NLRD) involving transportation, storage or disposal of a GMO outside of certified facilities be conducted in accordance with the Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs unless the Gene Technology Regulator (‘the Regulator’) has agreed otherwise in writing.

The Regulator may also require compliance with the Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs as a condition of a licence, or of a certification, or as part of a direction given under section 146 of the Act and equivalent provisions of corresponding State law.

Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs (HTML)
Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs (RTF 798 KB)
Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs (PDF 300 KB)


Previously issued Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs

The Regulator issued Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs on 1 July 2007. These guidelines are still operative where invoked in licence conditions or other instruments issued by the Regulator.

Guidelines for transport of GMOs v2.1 July 2007 (HTML)
Guidelines for transport of GMOs v2.1 July 2007 (RTF 458 KB)
Guidelines for transport of GMOs v2.1 July 2007 (PDF 109 KB)