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Document ID (ISN)60498
CIS number 93-1074
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 1990
Convention or series no. 90/220/CEE 90/220/EEC
Title Council Directive 90/220/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms [CEC]
Original title Directive 90/220/CEE du Conseil, du 23 avril 1990, relative à la dissémination volontaire d'organismes génétiquement modifiés dans l'environnement [CCE] [in French]
Bibliographic information 8 May 1990, Vol.33, No.L.117, p.15-27.
Abstract The objective of this Directive is to approximate the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member States and to protect human health and the environment when carrying out the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment and placing on the market products containing GMOs. Definitions, obligation of notification and detailed information about the content of the notification, role of competent authorities in the evaluation of the notification and written consent to proceed to the release or to the placing on the market of products containing GMOs by the competent authority. Setting up by the Commission of a system of exchange of the information contained in the notifications. Annexes: techniques of genetic modification referred to in the directive, information required in the notification.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; European Communities; biological hazards; neighbourhood protection; genetic engineering
Descriptors (secondary) microorganisms; directive; authorization of dangerous work; hazard evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards