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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Information to be contained in application for consent to release

11.—(1) An application for a consent to release genetically modified organisms must contain–

(a)the information prescribed in–

(i)Schedule 2, where the application is for consent to release any genetically modified higher plant; or

(ii)Schedule 3 in any other case,

to the extent that such information is appropriate to the nature and scale of the release or application;

(b)information on data or results from any previous release of the organisms, or the same combination of organisms, which has been carried out by the applicant, and information from any previous application for the release of the organisms, or of the same combination of organisms, which the applicant has made to any competent authority of any Member State (including the Scottish Ministers) in accordance with Article 6 of the Deliberate Release Directive or Article 5 of the 1990 Directive;

(c)an environmental risk assessment prepared in accordance with regulation 6; and

(d)a summary, in the format established by the Commission under Articles 11(1) and 30(2) of the Deliberate Release Directive, of the information contained in the application.

(2) The application may contain–

(a)data or results from an application for consent to release genetically modified organisms previously made by some other person, provided that where the data or results are confidential a copy of that person’s agreement in writing is contained in the application; and

(b)any other information which the applicant considers is relevant.

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