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Document ID (ISN)60482
CIS number 93-1072
ISBN(s) 0-11-025332-9
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1992 No.3217
Title Environmental Protection - The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 23p. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract These Regulations give effect in Great Britain to Council Directive 90/219/EEC. Contents: interpretation and general; notification of and consent for activities involving genetic modification (prohibition of certain kinds of work with genetically modified organisms outside containment, risk assessment, notifications, consents); conduct of activities involving genetic modification; disclosure of information notified and publicity; additional duties of the Health and Safety Executive; exemptions, etc. In schedules: definition of genetic modification; criteria for the classification of organisms; parameters to be taken into account in risk assessments; information required for notifications; containment measures for micro-organisms of Group II (i.e. those not complying with guidelines set out in Part II of the schedule which gives effect to Commission Decision 91/448/EEC). The 1989 Genetic Manipulation Regulations (see CIS 89-1763) are revoked.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; biological hazards; containment; genetic engineering
Descriptors (secondary) European Communities; microorganisms; law; authorization of dangerous work; replaced; hazard evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Biological hazards