DIR 190

Commercial release of Indian mustard genetically modified for herbicide tolerance (RF3)

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 190
Licence status:

BASF Australia Ltd

Parent organism:

Indian mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. & Coss.)

Modified trait:

Herbicide tolerance, Male fertility restoration

Licence issue date:

This licence authorises BASF Australia Ltd to commercially release Indian mustard genetically modified for herbicide tolerance. The GM Indian mustard is allowed to be grown in all Indian mustard growing areas in Australia, subject to restrictions in some Australian States and Territories for marketing reasons. Commercial Indian mustard production occurs on a small scale, mainly in central New South Wales and western Victoria.

The Regulator has not imposed any specific measures to manage risk, as the risk assessment concluded that this release of GM Indian mustard poses negligible risk to the health and safety of people or the environment. General conditions have been imposed to ensure that there is ongoing oversight of the release.

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

You can find out more about the biology of Indian mustard and how it is farmed in Australia in the biology document.

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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.

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