Version 2.1 – issued 1 September 2006



These guidelines contain the requirements for certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) Large Scale Facility pursuant to section 90 of the Gene Technology Act 2000.

Certified PC2 Large Scale Facilities are to be used to contain dealings when there is greater than or equal to 25 litres of culture of any one GMO.

The Conditions of Certification detail the usual conditions that will apply to a PC2 Large Scale Facility pursuant to section 86 of the Act and are attached to this document.

The standards that are referenced in the requirements and conditions are also attached to this document.

A separate document - Explanatory Information on Guidelines for Certification of Physical Containment Facilities - contains details about the process of certification.

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) will inspect PC2 Large Scale facilities prior to any decision on an application for certification.