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Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Regulation 3(2)

SCHEDULE 2Schedule to be Substituted as Schedule 2 to the Principal Regulations

Regulation 2(2)

SCHEDULE 2Criteria for the Classification of Genetically Modified Organisms

Part ICriteria for the classification of genetically modified organisms into Group I

A genetically modified micro-organism is classified into Group I when all of the following criteria are satisfied:—

(1) The recipient or parental micro-organism is unlikely to cause disease to humans, animals or plants.

(2) The nature of the vector and the insert is such that they do not endow the genetically modified micro-organism with a phenotype likely to cause disease to humans, animals or plants, or likely to cause adverse effects in the environment.

(3) The genetically modified micro-organism is unlikely to cause disease to humans, animals or plants and is unlikely to cause adverse effects in the environment.

Part IICriteria for the classification of organisms other than micro-organisms

An organism which satisfies the criteria of this Part is a genetically modified organism—

(a)which is not a micro-organism; and

(b)which is as safe in the containment facility as any recipient or parental organism.

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