Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

Conditional release of new organisms

Heading: inserted, on 30 October 2003, by section 20 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 54).

38A Application for approval to import or release new organism with controls

(1)

A person may apply to the Authority for a conditional release approval to import for release or to release from containment a new organism with controls.

(2)

An application for a conditional release approval must be in the approved form and must include—

(a)

all prescribed information (if any); and

(b)

information on all occasions where the organism has been considered by the government of any prescribed State or country or by any prescribed organisation and the results of the consideration; and

(c)

the identification of the organism; and

(d)

any likely inseparable organisms; and

(e)

all the possible adverse effects of the organism on the environment; and

(f)

the affinities of the organism with other organisms in New Zealand; and

(g)

the proposed use for the organism; and

(h)

the controls that the applicant proposes the organism would be subject to on its release.

(3)

The Authority may, by written notice given to the applicant, require the applicant to verify an application by statutory declaration.

(4)

Any applicant may, by written notice to the Authority, withdraw the application at any time.

Section 38A: inserted, on 30 October 2003, by section 20 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 54).