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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Advertisement of applications for consent to release

12.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), a person who makes an application for a consent to release genetically modified organisms shall, not more than ten days after he sends that application to the Department, cause to be published in at least three newspapers to be specified by the Department a notice containing the following information –

(a)the name and address of the applicant,

(b)the general description of the organisms to be released,

(c)the location and purpose of the release,

(d)the intended date or dates of the release,

(e)a statement that information about the application will be placed on the register by the Department within twelve days of its receipt of the application,

(f)the means by which that register can be inspected,

(g)a statement that the Department will consider any representations made to it relating to risks of damage to the environment posed by the release of the genetically modified organisms within a period which it shall specify in accordance with these Regulations

and shall immediately send copies of the newspapers containing the advertisement to the Department.

(2) A notice published under paragraph (1) need not contain the information referred to in sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) of that paragraph insofar as the First Simplified Procedure (crop plants) Decision does not require that information to be submitted with the application and that information is not submitted with the application.

(3) An applicant for consent shall ascertain from the Department the level of detail on the location of the release which will be placed on the register and shall include the same level of detail in the notice to be published under paragraph (1).

(4) A person who makes an application for a consent to release genetically modified organisms shall, not more than ten days after he sends that application to the Department, give to the following persons notice in writing that he has made the application and shall include in such notice the information prescribed in paragraph (1)(a) to (g), save in so far as paragraph (2) permits such information to be excluded from the notice referred to in paragraph (1) –

(a)the district council for the area or areas of each proposed release,

(b)the owner or owners of the site or sites of each proposed release, if a person other than the applicant,

(c)each member of the genetic modification safety committee established by the applicant under regulation 16 of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001(1),

(d)the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,

and shall immediately send to the Department copies of the notices.

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