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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2008-10-16 04:57 UTC (michael.eckerstorfer@umweltbundesamt.at)
Date of last update
2018-05-17 09:29 UTC (anita.greiter@umweltbundesamt.at)
Date of publication
2018-05-17 09:29 UTC (anita.greiter@umweltbundesamt.at)

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General Information
  • Austria
  • Lower Austria
Title of document
Lower Austrian Co-existence Act (NÖ Gentechnik-Vorsorgegesetz, LGBl. 6180-0, i.d.F. LGBl. Nr. 12/2018)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The law aims to ensure coexistence of various agricultural production systems (e.g. cultivation of GM crops, conventional crops, GM-free crops) and the safety of fauna and flora in the federal territory of Lower Austria.

The law regulates the cultivation of GMOs in the territory of Lower Austria, particularly with regard to the co-existence of various agricultural production systems.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
NÖ Gentechnik-Vorsorgegesetz.pdf (258 KB)
Niederösterreichisches Gentechnikvorsorgegesetz
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Stubenring 1
Austria, 1010
Phone:+43 1 71100
Fax:+43 1 71100-606503
Url:Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Radetzkystrasse 2
Austria, 1030
Phone:+43 1 71100-644486
Url:Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection