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

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Duties of the National Assembly for Wales on receiving applications for consent to release

21.  Following receipt of an application for consent to release genetically modified organisms the National Assembly for Wales shall—

(a)inform the applicant in writing of the date of receipt of the application;

(b)invite any person by means of a request placed on the register, to make representations to it relating to the release before the end of a period to be specified which shall not be less than sixty days from the date the application was received by it;

(c)ensure that within 30 days a summary of that application in the format established by the Commission under Article 11(1) of the Deliberate Release Directive is forwarded to the Commission;

(d)examine the application for its conformity with the requirements of the Act and of these regulations;

(e)evaluate the risks of damage being caused to the environment by the proposed release having regard to the environmental risk assessment; and

(f)take into account any representations relating to risks of damage being caused to the environment by the release made to it before the end of the period specified in accordance with paragraph (b) and any comments made by a competent authority or authorities of other Member States following the circulation to them by the Commission of the summary referred to in paragraph (c).

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