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The construction and operation, the substantial modification of genetic engineering plants of safety level 1 to 4 as well as further genetic engineering work of safety levels 2 to 4 require the notification/registration confirmation or the approval of the responsible genetic engineering authority.

Genetic engineering plants of safety levels 1 to 4 are facilities in which genetic engineering work is carried out in a closed system in order to limit the contact of the organisms used with humans and the environment and to ensure a level of safety appropriate to the hazard potential.

You may only carry out genetic engineering work in genetic engineering plants.

As the operator of a genetic engineering plant, you must notify, notify or have approved the construction and operation of the plant as well as further genetic engineering work with the competent authority, depending on the safety level. The competent authority shall acknowledge receipt of the application without delay.

The approval procedure in accordance with § 10 of the Genetic Engineering Act requires a written application. This must be accompanied by all documents that are necessary for the notification, registration or approval (see form information).

  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Preconditions

  • Zuverlässigkeit des Betreibers und weiteren verantwortlichen Personen
  • Sachkunde der o.g. Personen
  • Pflichtenerfüllung
  • Sicherheitsstufen und entsprechende Vorkehrungen, dass keine schädlichen Einwirkungen auf die Rechtsgüter zu erwarten
  • keine Verbote nach Kriegswaffenkontrollgesetz entgegenstehen
  • andere öffentlich-rechtliche Vorschriften und Belange des Arbeitsschutzes der Errichtung und dem Betrieb der gentechnischen Anlage nicht entgegenstehen
  • Legal requirements for approval according to § 11 GenTG
  • Legal requirements for display or registration
  • Genetic engineering: Lower Saxony's industrial inspectorate

Related Links

  • § 8 Act on the Regulation of Genetic Engineering (GenTG)
  • Section 9 Law on the Regulation of Genetic Engineering (GenTG)
  • Section 10 Law regulating genetic engineering (GenTG)
  • Section 12 Law on the Regulation of Genetic Engineering (GenTG)

Modification of genetic engineering plants of safety levels 1 to 4 and further genetic engineering work of safety levels 2-4:
Construction and operation of a genetic engineering plant or the substantial modification of a genetic engineering plant are subject to notification (S1), notification (S2) or approval (S3-4), depending on the safety level. The execution of further genetic engineering work is subject to notification (S2) or approval (S3-4). When you apply for a permit, you will receive a notification.


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Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection, Unit 32

Last update or date of publication
17.11.2020