|Document ID (ISN)||102995|
||0-11-018676-1; 0-11-039273-6 (amendment)
|Convention or series no.
||Statutory Instruments 2000 No.2831
Statutory Instruments 2002 No.63
||Health and Safety - The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 + Amendment (2002) [United Kingdom]
||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).
||http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002831.htm [in English]
http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2002/20020063.htmamendment [in English]
||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Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 1992 (CIS 93-1072), together with their 1996 and 1998 amendments, are repealed.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.
||United Kingdom; microorganisms; biological hazards; containment; genetically modified organisms
||notification of occupational accidents; law; emergency organization; hazard evaluation
||A - Laws, regulations, directives
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Standards and directives with the force of law
|Broad subject area(s)