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Country's Decision or any other Communication
Record information and status
Record ID
111894
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-04-04 07:23 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2017-05-09 09:34 UTC (222@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
6786-01-0099 (adv. 42010-0099); Decision regarding the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris), different independent lines, issued by the German Competent Authority
Date of the decision
1999-05-07
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
Dieckmann Seeds
Dieckmann GmbH & Co. KG
Koverden 1
31737 Rinteln
Germany
Rinteln
Germany, 31737
Phone:+49 5152 699 71-0
Fax:+49 5152 699 71-29
Email:info@dieckmann-seeds.de
Url:Dieckmann Seeds
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
Fertile plant material has to be transported and stored in closed and clearly labelled repositories at any time outside the release site and laboratory. The label needs to distinctively describe the LMO. When transporting sugarbeet seeds the dispersal of seeds has to be prevented.
Tools used for sowing on the release site have to be cleaned in order to minimize the unintended dispersal of seeds.

If the genetically modified plants are not transferred to a genetic engineering facility the plant material remaining on the field site has to be dug into the upper soil of the field; fertile plant material may be transported into a laboratory if the germination capacity is disrupted in the course of the analyses.

After completion of the field trial the release site and the surrounding area (5 m) have to be inspected for one year regularly, at least every four weeks. Sugarbeet volunteers need to be removed or inactivated before flowering. The soil must not be dug over in the year of the control period.
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
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide and fungus resistance
Dieckmann Seeds Resistance to diseases and pests - Fungi Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Risk assessment
6786-01-0099 (adv. 42010-0099) Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified common beet (Beta vulgaris) TAD13, TAD18, TAD28, TAD33 and TAD44, issued by the German Competent Authority
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide and fungus resistance
Dieckmann Seeds

Resistance to diseases and pests - Fungi
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Additional Information
Additional Information
-  type of decision: field trial
-  LMO: TAD13, TAD18, TAD28, TAD33 and TAD44
-  legal basis: Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act)
-  scope: test of field performance of LMO
-  authorization valid from 07 May 1999 to 31 December 2004
-  locations: 1 experimental field located in 1 village in Germany.
-  size:0,6 ha/site/year;
-  max. 60.000 LMO in total

-  There is no Summary Notification Information Format available on the Internet (WebSNIF) for B/DE/99/99

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.