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

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1.  In this Schedule—

GMMs” means genetically modified micro-organisms;

HEPA” means High Efficiency Particulate Air;

“inactivation” means the complete or partial destruction of GMMs so as to ensure that any contact between the GMMs and humans or the environment is limited to an extent commensurate with the risks identified in the risk assessment and to provide a high level of protection for humans and the environment;

“plant growth facilities” means a structure, whether permanent or impermanent, designed and used principally for growing plants in a controlled and protected environment; and

“risk assessment” means the assessment carried out in accordance with regulation 6.

2.  For the purposes of this Schedule, where, in the final column of Table 1b or Table 1c, a measure is specified as—

(a)a modification, it shall be read in substitution for the relevant measure in Table 1a;

(b)additional, it shall be read as an addition to the measures in Table 1a, subject to the substitution, where appropriate, of an individual measure in Table 1a by a measure specified as a modification in the Table in question.

3.  For the purposes of this Schedule—

(a)Table 1a describes containment measures applicable to activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in laboratories;

(b)Table 1a, read with Table 1b, describes containment measures applicable to activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in plant growth facilities;

(c)Table 1a, read with Table 1c, describes containment measures applicable to activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in animal units;

(d)Table 2 describes containment measures applicable to activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms in premises other than those referred to in Tables 1a, 1b and 1c.

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