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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
40711
Status
Published
Date of creation
2007-09-18 08:43 UTC (cpbs.malta@era.org.mt)
Date of last update
2011-08-01 08:14 UTC (cpbs.malta@era.org.mt)
Date of publication
2011-08-01 08:15 UTC (cpbs.malta@era.org.mt)

General Information
Country
  • Malta
Jurisdiction
  • Malta
Title of document
Deliberate Release into the Environment of Genetically Modified Organisms Regulations, 2010 (L.N. 485 of 2010 repealing L.N. 170 of 2002)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Transposition to Maltese Law of EU Directive 2001/18/EC on the Deliberate Release into the environment of genetically modified organisms

The legislation adopts a step-by-step approval process on a case-by-case assessment of the risks to human health and the environment before any GMO can be released into the environment.
Date of entry into force
2010-11-16
Document details
Document text
EN
http://www.mepa.org.mt/file.aspx?f=5399
English and Maltese Verison of LN 485 of 2010
Unofficial documents
EN
Booklet- ReleaseGMOsEnvironment-21Dec05.pdf (239 KB)
Deliberate Release information booklet for applicants
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Mr. Darrin Stevens
Unit Manager
Unit C - Ecosystems Management, Environment Protection Directorate
Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA)
P.O. Box 200
Marsa
Malta, MRS 1000
Phone:+356 2290 7101 / 7102
Fax:+356 2290 2295
Email:cpbs.malta@mepa.org.mt
Url:http://www.mepa.org.mt
Additional Information
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