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Record information and status
Record ID
111644
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-02-02 11:06 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2020-11-05 13:03 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2020-11-06 08:36 UTC (nina.opitz@bmel.bund.de)

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General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Germany
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49-(0)3018-445-6500
Fax:+49-(0)3018-445-6099
Email:german_bch@bvl.bund.de
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
6786-01-0065 (adv. 42010.0065); Decision regarding the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified petunia (Petunia hybrida) RL01-17, issued by the German Competent Authority
Date of the decision
1997-04-29
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
Yes
Jurisdiction
  • Germany
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
No
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
No
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
MPIPZ
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ)
Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10
50829 Köln
Köln
Germany
Phone:+49 221 5062-0
Fax:+49 221 5062-674
Email:prag@mpipz.mpg.de
Url:Homepage of the MPIPZ
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
After the field trial all remaining fertile plant material has to be destroyed by disruption of their germination capacity.
After the field trial and in the following year the release site must be inspected for transgenic volunteer petunia. Volunteer petunia have to be destroyed. After the end of the field trial no plant species must be cultivated on the release site that impairs the detection of transgenic petunia volunteers.
Reasons
To comply with requirements of Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act): reduce possibility of GMO spread/establishment.
Does the decision involve field trials?
Yes
Does the decision involve commercial release?
No
LMO identification
Petunia with a modified flower colour
MPIPZ Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Pigmentation / Coloration Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Risk assessment
6786-01-0065 (adv. 42010.0065); Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified petunia (Petunia hybrida) RL01-17, issued by the German Competent Authority
Petunia with a modified flower colour
MPIPZ

Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Pigmentation / Coloration
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Additional Information
Additional Information
-  type of decision: field trial
-  LMO: RL01-17
-  legal basis: Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act)
-  scope: test of field performance of LMO
-  authorization valid from 29 April 1997 to 31 December 1999
-  locations: 1 experimental field located in 1 village in Germany, for details refer to the German LMO/GMO location register ( https://apps2.bvl.bund.de/stareg_web/localeSwitch.do?language=en&page=/showflaechen.do?)
-  size: 25 m²/site/year
-  max. 20 LMO/site/year

-  There is no Summary Notification Information Format available on the Internet (WebSNIF) for B/DE/97/65

The decision on this deliberate release was made by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The RKI was the competent national authority for the German Gene Technology Act before the competences were transferred to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit, BVL) on April 1st 2004. Deliberate releases that were authorized by the RKI prior to this date are now handled by the BVL.