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Document ID (ISN)102995
CIS number 03-1513
ISBN(s) 0-11-018676-1; 0-11-039273-6 (amendment)
Year 2000
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 2000 No.2831 Statutory Instruments 2002 No.63
Title Health and Safety - The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 + Amendment (2002) [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information The Stationery Office Ltd (TSO), PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN, United Kingdom, 2000, 2002. 43p. + 4p. (amendment). Price: GBP 6.50 + 1.75 (amendment).
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Abstract The purpose of these Regulations is the protection of persons from risks arising from activities involving the contained use of genetically modified organisms (in the case of genetically modified micro-organisms, the protection of the environment is also provided for). They implement in Great Britain Council Directive 90/219/EEC (CIS 93-1075), as modified subsequently. Any activity involving the genetic modification of organisms is prohibited unless an appropriate risk assessment has been carried out. The Regulations also provide for: notification and duties of the competent authority; obligation to respect safety principles; application of containment measures; preparation of emergency plans; notification of accidents to the competent authority; granting of exemptions. The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 1992 (CIS 93-1072), together with their 1996 and 1998 amendments, are repealed. S.I. 2002 No.63 is a 2002 amendment that introduces confidentiality provisions in the interest of national security.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; microorganisms; biological hazards; containment; genetically modified organisms
Descriptors (secondary) notification of occupational accidents; law; emergency organization; 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
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Biological hazards