National Node of the BCH
Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2007-09-18 09:35 UTC (cpbs.malta@era.org.mt)
Date of last update
2010-05-05 08:09 UTC (cpbs.malta@era.org.mt)
Date of publication
2010-05-05 08:09 UTC (cpbs.malta@era.org.mt)

General Information
  • Malta
  • Malta
Title of document
Biosafety Co-ordinating Committee Regulations, 2002 (L.N. 290 of 2002 )
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Regulation or administrative measure
Subject areas
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
To set up according to legislation a National Biosafety Committee

The Biosafety Co-ordinating Committee`s aim is to achieve an integrated approach on biosafety, the contained use of GMMs, the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs and the placing on the market of GMOs, in order to achieve a high level of protection of human health and the environment. The main function of the BCC is to advise The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) and the Minister responsible for Rural Affairs and the Environment on environmental implications of GMOs.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
LN_290_2002_E.pdf (2 MB)
LN 290 of 2002 - Biosafety Co-ordinating Committee Regulations 2002, English version
LN_290_2002_M.pdf (1 MB)
LN 290 of 2002 - Biosafety Co-ordinating Committee Regulations 2002, Maltese version
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
Malta, MRS 1000
Phone:+356 2290 7101 / 7102
Fax:+356 2290 2295
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