Pursuant to section 26 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (“Act”), the Environmental Protection Authority hereby determines that
replication-defective retroviral vectors (lacking gag, pol, and env genes); and
replication-defective adenoviral vectors (lacking E1 genes and which are derived from viruses of the genus Mastadenovirus)
are not new organisms for the purpose of the Act.
Dated at Wellington this 20th day of January 2016.
LOUISE MALONE, Chair, Decision-making Committee of the Authority.