Regulations relating to impact assessment pursuant to the Gene Technology Act

These regulations govern the content and processing of impact assessments required for deliberate release of genetically modified organisms that is subject to the duty to obtain approval pursuant to section 10, cf section 11, of the Gene Technology Act. They also govern the duty of applicants to carry out investigations during and after deliberate release in order to elucidate its effects, and to report to the authority responsible for granting approval (the competent authority) on the results of such investigations.

The regulations also apply if an impact assessment is required in connection with approval of contained use pursuant to section 8 of the Gene Technology Act.