Guidelines and Forms for Certifications of Physical Containment Facilities

Under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act), the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) may issue technical and procedural guidelines in relation to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) (under section 27 of the Act), in relation to certification of facilities to specified containment levels (section 90) and in relation to accreditation of organisations (section 98). The Act, the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 or instruments issued by the Regulator can require compliance with these guidelines in conducting dealings with GMOs or in obtaining and maintaining certification or accreditation.

Guidelines
Type Guideline
Transport storage and disposal of GMOs guideline

Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs

The Regulator issued Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs on 1 July 2007. These guidelines are still operative where invoked in licence conditions or other instruments issued by the Regulator.

Transport storage and disposal of GMOs guideline

Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs

The (the Regulations, as amended 1 September 2011), require that any notifiable low risk dealing (NLRD) involving transportation, storage or disposal of a GMO outside of certified facilities be conducted in accordance with the Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs unless the Gene Technology Regulator (‘the Regulator’) has agreed otherwise in writing.