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Record information and status
Record ID
113461
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-05-26 06:04 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2018-05-26 06:04 UTC (bchnigeria@gmail.com)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Nigeria
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
NATIONAL BIOSAFETY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
National Parks Building, Umaru Musa Yar'adua Expressway, Airport Road
ABUJA, FCT-ABUJA
Nigeria
Phone:2348033147778
Fax:234-9-5234119
Email:biosafetyng@gmail.com
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
Ref. No. NBMA/CFT/006/Decision Document for a Permit for Confined Field Trial of Herbicide Tolerant (HT) Soy Bean issued to the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
Date of the decision
2018-05-14
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
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
National Biotechnology Development Agency
National Biotechnology Development Agency Abuja (NABDA)
Umaru Musa Yar'adua Express way, Airport Road, Lugbe
Abuja, FCT
Nigeria
Phone:+2348039696667
Email:ismailaumar72@yahoo.com
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
1. The Permit holder shall, at all times, remain an accredited or an affiliate of an accredited organisation and shall comply with its terms and conditions of the Permit.
2. This Permit does not authorise dealings with GMOs that are otherwise prohibited for marketing purposes.
3. This Permit remains in force until it is suspended, cancelled or surrendered or authorization period elapses. (No dealings with GMOs are authorised during any period of suspension).
4. The holder of this permit ('the permit holder') is National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
5. The persons covered by this permit are the permit holder and employees, agents or contractors of the permit holder and other persons who are, or have been, engaged or otherwise authorised by the permit holder to undertake any activity in connection with the dealings authorised by this permit.
6. The dealings authorised by this Permit are to conduct experiments with the GMOs, breed, propagate, grow, import, transport, and dispose of the GMOs and the possession, supply or use of the GMOs in the course of any of these dealings.
7. The Permit Holder shall notify the Agency as soon as practicable if any of the contact details of the project supervisor changes.
8. The Permit Holder shall ensure that all GMO materials are properly labelled in line with the provisions of the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015.
Note: please address correspondence to biosafetyng@gmail.com
Prior to issuing a Permit the Agency considers suitability of the applicant to hold a Permit. The following conditions address ongoing suitability of the Permit Holder.
8. The Permit Holder shall at all times comply with the content of the decision document.
9. The Permit Holder shall:
(a) inform the Agency in writing; of
i. The date for planting at least 2 weeks before commencement;
ii. any relevant conviction of the Permit Holder occurring after the issue of this Permit; and
iii. any revocation or suspension of a permit held by the Permit Holder under a law of the Nigerian Government, a State or a foreign country, being a law relating to the health and safety of people or the environment; and
iv. any event or circumstances occurring after the issue of this Permit that would affect the capacity of the holder of this Permit to meet the conditions thereto; and
(b) provide any information related to the Permit holder's ongoing suitability to hold a Permit, if requested, within the stipulated period.
9. The Permit Holder shall be able to access all Exclusion Zones (if any) and to access and control all Planting Areas, Pollen Traps (if any), Monitoring Zones (if any) and approved facilities to the extent necessary to comply with this Permit, for the duration of the life of the Permit.
The following conditions seek to ensure that persons conducting the dealings are aware of the Permit conditions and appropriate processes are in place to inform people of their obligations.
10. Prior to conducting any dealings with the GMOs, the Permit Holder shall provide to the Agency:
(a) names of all organisations and persons or functions or positions of the persons who will be covered by the Permit, with a description of their responsibilities; and
Note: Examples of functions or positions are 'trial manager', 'farm labourer' etc.
(b) detail of how the persons covered by the Permit will be informed of Permit conditions; and
(c) detail of how the Permit Holder will access all Exclusion Zones (if any), and access and control Planting Areas, Pollen Traps (if any), Monitoring Zones (if any) and approved facilities for the duration of the Permit; and
Note: this may include a description of any contracts, agreements, or other enforceable arrangements.
(d) written methodology to reliably detect the GMOs or the presence of the genetic modifications in a recipient organism, and to distinguish between categories of GMOs approved for release; and
(e) a Contingency Plan to respond to inadvertent presence of the GMOs outside an area that shall be inspected.
11. Any changes to the information provided under the immediately preceding condition shall be communicated in writing to the Agency within 7 days of the changes occurring.
12. The confined field trial site shall be inspected and approved by the Agency before commencing the trial.
13. The Permit Holder shall inform any person covered by this permit, to whom a particular condition of the permit applies, of the following:
(a) the particular condition (including any variations of it); and
(b) the cancellation or suspension of the permit; and
(c) the surrender of the permit
14. The Permit Holder shall not permit a person covered by this Permit to conduct any dealing unless:
(a) the person has been informed of any applicable permit conditions, including any variation of them;
(b) Trained on the dealing and
(c) the Permit Holder has obtained from the person an undertaken that the person:
i. has been informed by the Permit Holder of the Permit conditions including any variation of them; and
ii. has understood and agreed to be bound by the Permit conditions, or variation.
15. The Permit Holder shall:
(a) inform the persons covered by this Permit that any Personal Information relevant to the administration and/or enforcement of the Permit may be released to the Agency; and
(b) provide the Agency, if requested, with copies of the undertaken referred to in the immediately preceding condition.
Reasons
Permit was issued due to the capability of National Biotechnology Development Agency to carry out dealings with GM Soybean
Does the decision involve field trials?
Yes
Does the decision involve commercial release?
No
LMO identification
The item to which this reference refers is pending approval.
The item to which this reference refers is pending approval.
Risk assessment
Report of the National Biosafety Management Agency on assessment of the application by National Biotechnology Development Agency for Confined Field Trial if glyphosate-tolerant soybean
Roundup ready soy
Monsanto Company
Decision document
Decision document
Additional Information
Additional Information
None