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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014

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Emergency plans

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21.—(1) Where an assessment carried out under regulation 5(1) shows that, as a result of any reasonably foreseeable accident—

(a)the health or safety of persons outside the premises in which the contained use is undertaken is liable to be seriously affected; or

(b)there is a risk of serious damage to the environment from the contained use,

a person responsible for the contained use must ensure that, before the contained use commences, a suitable emergency plan is prepared with a view to securing the health and safety of those persons or the protection of the environment or both.

(2) Where an assessment carried out under regulation 6(1) shows that, as a result of any reasonably foreseeable accident, the health or safety of persons outside the premises in which the contained use is undertaken is liable to be seriously affected, a person responsible for the contained use must ensure that, before the contained use commences, a suitable emergency plan is prepared with a view to securing the health and safety of those persons.

(3) An emergency plan must—

(a)include the measures to be taken in the event of an accident to which the plan relates; and

(b)be reviewed and, where necessary, revised at suitably regular intervals.

(4) A person responsible for the contained use which is the subject of an emergency plan must—

(a)inform the emergency services, and any body or authority liable to be affected by an accident to which the plan relates, of the contents of the plan and of any relevant revisions; and

(b)make information about the plan and any such revisions publicly available.

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