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Document ID (ISN)60499
CIS number 93-1075
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 1990
Convention or series no. 90/219/CEE 90/219/EEC
Title Council Directive 90/219/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms [CEC]
Original title Directive 90/219/CEE du Conseil, du 23 avril 1990, relative à l'utilisation confinée de micro-organismes génétiquement modifiés [CCE] [in French]
Bibliographic information 8 May 1990, Vol.33, No.L.117, p.1-14.
Abstract This Directive lays down common measures for the contained use of genetically modified microorganisms with a view to protecting human health and environment. After a definition of the scope of the Directive and a classification of microorganisms and related operations, provisions specify principles of good occupational safety and hygiene practice, users' obligations (notifications with detailed information about the content of the notification, record keeping of work carried out), the role and attributions of the competent authorities, the obligation to provide information to the public, and in case of an accident to persons liable to be affected by the accident, to the competent authorities and to the Commission. Annexes: techniques of genetic modifications, criteria for classifying genetically modified microorganisms, safety assessment parameters to be taken into account, containment measures, different types of required information.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; European Communities; biological hazards; genetic engineering; containment; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; directive; authorization of dangerous work
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) Ionizing radiation
Biological hazards