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Classes of Dealings with GMOs

There are four classes of dealings with GMOs, based on the level of risk to the community and environment.

Exempt dealings

What are Exempt dealings?

LBC approval is required for all exempt dealings. Approval must be obtained prior to commencing the project.

Exempt dealings must be contained within a facility and must not be released into the environment. They do not need to be conducted in an OGTR certified facility.

To determine if the dealing is exempt, check

Overview of exempt dealing approval process

Notifiable Low Risk Dealings (NLRDs)

What are NLRDs?

LBC approval is required for all NLRDs. Approval must be obtained prior to commencing the project.

NLRDs must be conducted within an OGTR Certified Facility (ie. PC2 NLRDs must be conducted in an OGTR certified PC2 facility).

For NLRDs, transport, storage and disposal of GMOs must be undertaken in accordance with the Guidelines for Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs

To determine if the dealing is an NLRD, check

Overview of NLRD approval process

 

Dealings Not involving Intentional Release (DNIR) of a GMO into the environment

What are DNIRs?

The LBC evaluates the proposal and if appropriate, forwards the application to the OGTR for approval and licensing. DNIRs must be licensed by the OGTR.

DNIRs must be conducted in OGTR Certified Facility as specified in the licence.

For DNIRs, transport, storage and disposal of GMOs must be undertaken in accordance with the Guidelines for Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs and must comply with any specific licence requirements.

To determine if the dealing is a DNIR, check

Overview of DNIR approval process

 

Dealings involving Intentional Release into the environment (DIRs)

What are DIRs?

The LBC evaluates the proposal and if appropriate, forwards the application to the OGTR. DIRs must be licensed by the OGTR.

There are currently no DIRs at Deakin.  If your research is likely to involve the release of GMOs into the environment, please inform the Biosafety & Biosecurity Team

 

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11th November 2011