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

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Notification of activities involving genetic modification

4.—(1) Where a person had notified the Executive of his intention to undertake an activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in accordance with regulation 9(1) of the 1994 Regulations and immediately before the relevant date that person was entitled under the 1994 Regulations to undertake that activity, and where that activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms is in class 2, the requirements of regulation 10 shall be deemed to be satisfied in relation to that activity, provided that before 27th December 2001 that person submits to the competent authority a notification containing—

(a)in the case of an activity referred to in regulation 9(2)(a) of the 1994 Regulations, the information specified in Part I of Schedule 6;

(b)in the case of an activity referred to in regulation 9(3) or regulation 9(4)(a) of the 1994 Regulations, the information specified in paragraphs (c), (d), (l), (m), (o) and (p) of Part I of Schedule 6; and

(c)in the case of an activity referred to in regulation 9(5) of the 1994 Regulations, the information specified in paragraphs (c), (d), (l)(ii) and (p) of Part I of Schedule 6.

(2) Where a person had notified the Executive of his intention to undertake an activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in accordance with regulation 9(1) of the 1994 Regulations and immediately before the relevant date that person was entitled under the 1994 Regulations to undertake that activity, and where that activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms is in class 3 or class 4, the requirements of regulation 11 shall be deemed to be satisfied in relation to that activity, provided that—

(a)before 25th November 2001, that person submits to the competent authority a notification containing the information specified in Part II of Schedule 6; and

(b)before 27th December 2001, the competent authority gives its consent in writing to continue to undertake the activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in question.

(3) Where a person had notified the Executive of his intention to undertake an activity involving the genetic modification of organisms other than micro-organisms in accordance with regulation 9(1) of the 1994 Regulations and immediately before the relevant date that person was entitled under the 1994 Regulations to undertake that activity, the requirements of regulation 12 shall be deemed to be satisfied.

(4) Where a person submits a notification in accordance with this paragraph, he shall at the same time provide the competent authority with a short description of the activity involving genetic modification to which the notification relates.

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