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The Genetically Modified Organisms(Contained Use) Regulations 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

    4. 4.Meaning of “work” and “at work”

    5. 5.Modification of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

  3. PART II RISK ASSESSMENT AND NOTIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES INVOLVING GENETIC MODIFICATION

    1. 6.Risk assessment of activities involving genetically modified micro-organisms

    2. 7.Risk assessment of activities involving genetically modified organisms other than micro-organisms

    3. 8.Review and recording of risk assessments

    4. 9.Notification of the intention to use premises for the first time for activities involving genetic modification

    5. 10.Notification of class 2 activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms

    6. 11.Notification of class 3 or class 4 activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms

    7. 12.Notification of activities involving genetic modification of organisms other than micro-organisms

    8. 13.Notifications to the joint competent authority and of connected programmes of work

    9. 14.Duties on receiving notifications and additional information

    10. 15.Additional provisions relating to notifications

  4. PART III CONDUCT OF ACTIVITIES INVOLVING GENETIC MODIFICATION

    1. 16.Establishment of a genetic modification safety committee

    2. 17.Principles of occupational and environmental safety

    3. 18.Containment and control measures for activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms

    4. 19.Containment and control measures for activities involving genetic modification of organisms other than micro-organisms

    5. 20.Emergency plans

    6. 21.Information relating to accidents

  5. PART IV DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY

    1. 22.Disclosure of information provided pursuant to regulations 9 to 15

    2. 23.Disclosure of information provided pursuant to regulation 21

    3. 24.Register of notifications

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 25.Exemption certificates

    2. 26.Enforcement and civil liability

    3. 27.Fees for notifications and applications

    4. 28.Transitional provisions

    5. 29.Appeals

    6. 30.Extension outside Great Britain

    7. 31.Revocations, amendments and savings

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CLASSES OF ACTIVITY INVOLVING GENETIC MODIFICATION

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. PART I EXAMPLES OF TECHNIQUES CONSTITUTING GENETIC MODIFICATION

        1. 1.Examples of the techniques which constitute genetic modification which are...

      2. PART II TECHNIQUES WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO RESULT IN GENETIC MODIFICATION

        1. 2.The following techniques are not considered to result in genetic...

      3. PART III TECHNIQUES TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS DO NOT APPLY

        1. 3.These Regulations (except regulation 17) shall not apply to the...

        2. 4.In paragraph 3— (a) “self-cloning” means the removal of nucleic...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. PART I MATTERS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN CARRYING OUT ANASSESSMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGULATION 6

        1. 1.The following matters shall be taken into account in carrying...

        2. 2.In paragraph 1, “potentially harmful effects” includes—

      2. PART II STEPS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN CARRYING OUT AN ASSESSMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGULATION 6

        1. 3.An assessment carried out for the purposes of regulation 6...

        2. 4.To assign an activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms to...

        3. 5.In paragraph 4, “selected containment measure” means an appropriate containment...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      1. PART I MATTERS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN CARRYING OUT AN ASSESSMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGULATION 7

        1. 1.The following matters shall be taken into account in carrying...

        2. 2.In paragraph 1, “potentially harmful effects” includes—

      2. PART II STEPS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN CARRYING OUT AN ASSESSMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGULATION 7

        1. 3.An assessment carried out for the purposes of regulation 7...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A NOTIFICATION UNDER REGULATION 9(1)

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      1. PART I INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A NOTIFICATION UNDERREGULATION 10(1)

        1. 1.A notification required for the purposes of regulation 10(1) shall...

      2. PART II INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A NOTIFICATION UNDER REGULATION 11(1)

        1. 2.A notification required for the purposes of regulation 11(1) shall...

      3. PART III INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A NOTIFICATION UNDER REGULATION 12(1)

        1. 3.A notification required for the purposes of regulation 12(1) shall...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF GOOD MICROBIOLOGICAL PRACTICE AND OF GOOD OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HYGIENE

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      CONTAINMENT MEASURES

      1. PART I

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “GMMs” means genetically modified micro-organisms; “HEPA” means...

        2. 2.For the purposes of this Schedule, where, in the final...

        3. 3.For the purposes of this Schedule— (a) Table 1a describes...

      2. PART II

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      FEES FOR NOTIFICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Risk assessment

      3. 3.Notification of premises

      4. 4.Notification of activities involving genetic modification

      5. 5.Notification of proposed activities involving genetic modification

      6. 6.Duties on receiving notifications and additional information

      7. 7.Additional provisions relating to notification

      8. 8.Emergency Plans

      9. 9.Disclosure of information

      10. 10.Register of notifications

      11. 11.Reference to previous notification

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      APPEALS

      1. PART I

        1. 1.In this Schedule— (a) “appeal” means an appeal under regulation...

        2. 2.The appropriate person shall direct that an appeal shall be...

        3. 3.Before the determination of an appeal, the appointed person shall...

        4. 4.An appointed person may give such directions as he thinks...

        5. 5.The appropriate person may pay to an appointed person such...

      2. PART II

        1. 6.An appeal brought pursuant to regulation 29(3) shall be heard...

        2. 7.(1) Subject to the following sub-paragraphs of this paragraph, a...

        3. 8.(1) Not later than 28 days before the date of...

        4. 9.(1) The parties shall be entitled to appear at the...

        5. 10.(1) Where a government department has expressed in writing to...

        6. 11.(1) Except as otherwise provided in this Part of this...

        7. 12.(1) The appointed person may make an inspection of the...

        8. 13.(1) Where, after the close of the hearing, the appointed...

        9. 14.The appointed person shall notify the decision on the appeal,...

  8. Explanatory Note

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