Pursuant to Section 141(1) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 (“the Regulations”).
The consultation document outlines two proposed amendments to the Regulations:
- correct drafting errors in clause 3(1)(b) of the Regulations, identified by the High Court in a judgment in 2014; and
- clarify that the Regulations cover any organisms created using chemical and radiation treatments in use for mutagenesis on or before 29 July 1998.
A copy of the consultation document and further information about this consultation is available on the Environmental Protection Authority website
Submissions close on 11 December 2015 at 5.00pm.
For further information about the consultation process, contact the Environmental Protection Authority by email at
Dated at Wellington this 30th day of October 2015.
MARK PATCHETT, Acting Under Delegated Authority of the Environmental Protection Authority.