This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (New Organisms Forms and Information Requirements) Regulations 1998.
These regulations revoke forms prescribed by the principal regulations that will be replaced by forms approved by the Environmental Risk Management Authority, revoke the associated regulations, and update the form prescribed for a compliance order.
The revoked forms are—
form 1 (application for approval to import for release or release from containment new organism):
form 2 (application for approval to import new organism into containment):
form 3 (application for approval to develop in containment genetically modified organism):
form 4 (application for approval to field test (including large-scale fermentation) in containment new organism):
form 5 (application for approval to import or release from containment new organism in emergency):
form 6 (witness summons to Environmental Management Authority hearing).
Form 7 (compliance order) is updated to reflect amendments made to section 106 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 in 2003.
A consequential amendment is made to the Hazardous Substances (Forms and Information) Regulations 2001 to remove a reference to form 6, which is being replaced by an approved form.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 September 2010.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.