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DIR 160

Limited and controlled release of perennial ryegrass genetically modified for fructan biosynthesis

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 160
Licence status:
Current
Category:
Agricultural
Release:
Limited and controlled
Organisation:

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Parent organism:

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

Modified trait:

Composition – animal nutrition, Yield, Selectable marker – antibiotic resistance

Licence issue date:
Description:

This licence allows Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to conduct a limited and controlled release of perennial ryegrass genetically modified for fructan biosynthesis in Australia. Two genes, both derived from perennial ryegrass, have been introduced into the GM perennial ryegrass plants. The genetic modifications lead to increased plant nutritional quality and biomass production.

A range of licence conditions have been imposed to limit the size, location and duration of the release, and to require training for all people who work with the GM perennial ryegrass. Control measures include conditions to minimise dispersal of GM seed and GM pollen by growing the GM perennial ryegrass plants in a plastic and steel mesh polyhouse which is surrounded by a monitoring and isolation zone, to securely transport and store the GM seed, and to inspect the trial site after completion of the trial to ensure all GM plants are destroyed.

The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.

Date application received:
RARMP open for public consultation:
RARMP closed for public consultation:

Documents

Licence decision - notification

Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.

Licence decision - Q&A

FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - summary

A summary of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - full version

The final risk assessment and management plan prepared to support the Regulator's decision. It describes the GMO(s) and proposed work with the GMO(s) and provides an assessment of potential risks posed by the GMO(s). It also includes a summary of submissions received during the public consultation process.

Licence conditions

Sets out the licence conditions imposed by the Regulator, including the licence holder’s general and specific obligations and reporting requirements.

Trial site listing

Status Crop status updated Date planted GPS coordinates Local government area Trial site area (ha) Trial site number Trial site state
Post-harvest monitoring -37.833014 142.071794,-37.833194 142.071842,-37.833203 142.071775,-37.833025 142.071714 Southern Grampians 0.014 1 VIC