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Record information and status
Record ID
111896
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-04-04 07:28 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2017-05-09 09:35 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
6786-01-0107 (adv. 42010-0107); Decision regarding the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) T120-7 and T252, issued by the German Competent Authority
Date of the decision
1999-07-13
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
PLANTA
PLANTA Angewandte Pflanzengenetik und Biotechnologie GmbH
Grimsehlstraße 31
Einbeck
Germany, 37574
Phone:+49 5561-3110
Fax:+49 5561-311243
Email:info@kws.de
Url:http://www.kws.de
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 loss of seeds must be prevented during transport.
-  All machines that have been used on the release site have to be thoroughly cleaned on the release site.
-  The genetically modified plants must be removed and inactivated before flowering.
-  For seed production, plants compatible with sugarbeet must be removed in an area of 1000 m around the field site. This area may be reduced to 500 m if the field site is surrounded by a 5 m mantle crop (Hemp) or if construction measures are put in place to reduce the distribution of pollen.
-  All remaining fertile plant material has to be destroyed by disruption of their germination capacity.
-  Plant material remaining on the field site after harvest has to be destroyed and dug into the soil.
-  On the fields that were used for seed production the release site and a 5 m mantle area surrounding the field must be regularly inspected for transgenic volunteer sugarbeets for three years. This period has to be extended for another year if volunteer sugarbeet plants are found in the last year of the control period. Emerging volunteer plants have to be removed and destroyed before flowering.
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 tolerance
PLANTA Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide tolerance
PLANTA Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Risk assessment
6786-01-0107 (adv. 42010-0107) Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.), T120-7 and T252, issued by the German Competent Authority
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide tolerance
PLANTA

Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide tolerance
PLANTA

Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Additional Information
Additional Information
-  type of decision: field trial
-  LMO: T252 and T120-7
-  legal basis: Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act)
-  scope: test of field performance of LMO
-  authorization valid from 13 July 1999 to 31 December 2006
-  locations: 3 experimental fields located in 3 villages in Germany.
-  size: max. 1,5 ha/site/year;
-  max. 60.000 LMO

-  There is no Summary Notification Information Format available on the Internet (WebSNIF) for B/DE/99/107

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.