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Explanatory Information - Certification of Physical Containment Facilities

This document provides further details on certification, how to get a facility certified and how to maintain a certification.

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Publication type:
Guidelines​
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Contents:

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION

  • Governing legislation
  • Purpose of certification
  • Certification and dealings with GMOs
  • Contents of the certification guidelines
  • Limits to coverage of the certification guidelines
  • Relationship between the certification guidelines and AS/NZS 2243.3
  • Compliance with other regulatory agencies
  • Compliance with other legislation

PART 2 – HOW TO GET A FACILITY CERTIFIED

  • Applying for certification
  • Choosing the physical containment level and facility type
  • Confidential commercial information
  • Requirements to be met before the application for certification can be approved
  • Floor plans
  • What to do if the requirements cannot be met or do not apply to the facility
  • Certification conditions
  • Assessment of applications for certification of facilities
  • Notification of decision

PART 3 – HOW TO MAINTAIN A CERTIFICATION

  • Compliance with conditions of certification

  • Behavioural requirements

  • Variation of certification conditions requested by the certification holder

  • Variation of certification conditions initiated by the Regulator

  • Suspension or cancellation of certification

  • Applications to modify certifications

  • Review of the Regulator’s decision

PART 4 – OTHER INFORMATION

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