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Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Register of notifications

24.—(1) The competent authority shall maintain a register of every notification submitted under regulations 9 to 12.

(2) The register referred to in paragraph (1) shall contain—

(a)in relation to every notification submitted under regulations 9 to 12—

(i)the name, address and telephone number and any fax number and any e-mail address of the notifier,

(ii)the date on which the receipt of the notification was acknowledged by the Executive, and

(iii)if the competent authority receives details of a matter referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) of regulation 15(2) or in regulation 15(3) or regulation 15(4), confirmation that such details have been received;

(b)in relation to each notification submitted under regulation 10(1), 11(1) or 12(1), the date of any cessation of the activity involving genetic modification to which the notification relates.

(3) The register referred to in paragraph (1) shall also contain—

(a)in relation to each notification submitted under regulation 9(1)—

(i)the information specified in paragraphs (d) to (g), (h)(ii) and (h)(iii) of Schedule 5, and

(ii)if the competent authority has been informed of an accident under regulation 21 at the premises to which the notification relates, confirmation that the information has been received;

(b)in relation to each nofication submitted under regulation 10(1), the information specified in paragraph 1(e) to (l) of Part I of Schedule 6;

(c)in relation to each notification submitted under regulation 11(1)—

(i)the information specified in paragraph 2(e) to (m) of Part II of Schedule 6 and,

(ii)if appropriate, confirmation that a consent under regulation 11(3) or regulation 11(4), as the case may be, has been granted;

(d)in relation to each notification submitted under regulation 12(1), the information specified in paragraph 3(e) to (k) of Part III of Schedule 6,

but the register shall not contain any information which the competent authority has decided shall be kept confidential under regulation 22(2)(b) or shall be withheld under regulation 22(8).

(4) Information shall be entered in the register within 14 days of its receipt by the competent authority, except that, where a notifier has requested that certain information—

(a)be kept confidential in accordance with regulation 22(2); or

(b)be withheld in accordance with regulation 22(8),

that information shall be entered in the register not less than 14 days and not more than 28 days following the day on which the competent authority informed the notifier of its decision not to keep that information confidential or not to withhold that information, as the case may be.

(5) Where a person withdraws a notification under regulation 15(7), information relating to that notification, which has been entered in the register, shall be removed from the register by the competent authority.

(6) The competent authority may remove from the register—

(a)information relating to an activity involving genetic modification ten years after being notified in accordance with regulation 15(2)(d) or (e) that the activity has ceased; and

(b)information relating to premises ten years after being notified in accordance with regulation 15(2)(c) of a decision no longer to use such premises for the purposes of undertaking any activity involving genetic modification.

(7) Copies of the register shall be maintained at the offices of the Executive at 83 Ladas Drive, Belfast BT6 9FR.

(8) The copies of the register shall be open to inspection by members of the public at any reasonable time.

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