Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998

Reprint
as at 29 July 1998

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Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998

(SR 1998/219)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of July 1998

Present:
The Right Hon Jenny Shipley presiding in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to section 140(1)(b) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998.

    (2) These regulations come into force on 29 July 1998.

2 Interpretation
3 Organisms not genetically modified
  • (1) For the purposes of the Act, the following organisms are not to be regarded as genetically modified:

    • (a) organisms that result solely from selection or natural regeneration, hand pollination, or other managed, controlled pollination:

    • (b) organisms that are regenerated from organs, tissues, or cell culture, including those produced through selection and propagation of somaclonal variants, embryo rescue, and cell fusion (including protoplast fusion or chemical or radiation treatments that cause changes in chromosome number or cause chromosome rearrangements):

    • (c) organisms that result solely from artificial insemination, superovulation, embryo transfer, or embryo splitting:

    • (d) organisms modified solely by—

      • (i) the movement of nucleic acids using physiological processes, including conjugation, transduction, and transformation; and

      • (ii) plasmid loss or spontaneous deletion:

    • (e) organisms resulting from spontaneous deletions, rearrangements, and amplifications within a single genome, including its extrachromosomal elements.

    (2) Despite anything in subclause (1)(d), if nucleic acid molecules produced using in vitro manipulation are transferred using any of the techniques referred to in subparagraph (i) or subparagraph (ii) of subclause (1)(d), the resulting organism is a genetically modified organism for the purposes of the Act.

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 29 July 1998, provide that certain organisms derived from specified processes are not to be considered as genetically modified for the purposes of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. Accordingly, such organisms do not require an approval under the Act as genetically modified organisms.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 July 1998.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 29 July 1998, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)