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

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General conditions on consents to release or market genetically modified organisms

29.—(1) Section 112 of the Act (consents: limitations and conditions) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) (power of Scottish Ministers to impose limitations and conditions) at the end insert “for the purpose of ensuring that all appropriate measures are taken to avoid damage to the environment which may arise from the activity permitted by the consent”.

(3) In subsection (5) (implied condition when releasing or marketing)–

(a)in paragraph (b) (obligation to notify Scottish Ministers of new information etc.)–

(i)before the word “of” where it appears for the second time insert “forthwith”;

(ii)omit subparagraph (ii); and

(iii)after that subparagraph insert–

(iii)any unforeseen event, occurring in connection with a release by him, which might affect the risks there are of damage to the environment being caused as a result of their being released;;

(b)for paragraph (c) (duty as regards preventing damage to environment) substitute–

(c)take such measures as are necessary to prevent damage to the environment being caused as a result of the release, or, as the case may be, the marketing of the organisms;; and

(c)after that paragraph insert–

(d)notify the Scottish Ministers forthwith of the measures (if any) taken as a result of new information becoming available or an unforeseen event occurring as described in paragraph (b)(iii); and

(e)in a case where new information becomes available or an unforeseen event so occurs, revise the information contained in his application for a consent accordingly and supply the revised information to the Scottish Ministers in such form and manner as they may specify..

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