| | english | español | français |
  Home|RARM Portal|AHTEG|Past Activities of the AHTEG|Online Discussions|SWG Post-release Monitoring   Printer-friendly version

SGW on Monitoring of LMOs Released into the Environment

Return to the list of threads...
Forum closed. No more comments will be accepted on this forum.
Item 4: The description of the proposed Monitoring Plan [#2597]
Item 4: The description of the proposed Monitoring Plan

(see lines 453-460 of the intial draft):

1. The identification and prioritization of hazards and scenarios for monitoring, including determination of the relevant indicators and parameters,

2. The identification and selection of monitoring methods,

3. The selection of monitoring sites and regions,

4. The establishment of relevant baselines.

Some members requested a discussion on whether these points were adequate to address the needs within a Monitoring Plan, or whether another schematic overview would be more suitable. 

I invite your views on any of these points here.
posted on 2011-08-11 20:07 UTC by David Quist
RE: Item 4: The description of the proposed Monitoring Plan (reply of Hans Bermans) [#2610]
Basically, we probably agree that these are the issues – it all depends on how this is further worked out in detail.

1. The identification and prioritization of hazards and scenarios for monitoring, including determination of the relevant indicators and parameters,
Here, as in the other issues, there is a clear difference between CSM and GS.
Broadly speaking, for CSM this all follows from the risk assessment that has been done; for GS how you handle these issues depends on prioritization, etc., in your environmental policies.

These differences in approach to CSM and GS will also determine the approaches in 2. The identification and selection of monitoring methods, 3. The selection of monitoring sites and regions, 4. The establishment of relevant baselines.
posted on 2011-08-18 15:10 UTC by Mr. Hans Bergmans, PRRI
RE: Item 4: The description of the proposed Monitoring Plan (reply of Hans Bermans) [#2623]
There are two different strategies, one for CSM based on the risk assessment and the other for GS based on defined protection goals and already established monitoring strategies of the country
posted on 2011-08-18 21:52 UTC by Ms. Esmeralda Prat, CLI representation
RE: Item 4: The description of the proposed Monitoring Plan [#2638]
This paragraph would benefit if these points were discussed - where relevant - in the context of CSM as well as GS. Point 1 for example is only relevant to CSM.

Piet
posted on 2011-08-18 22:39 UTC by Mr. Piet van der Meer, Ghent University, Belgium
RE: Item 4: The description of the proposed Monitoring Plan [#2651]
I think that we need to clearly separated CSM and GS for decing what goes to the proposed monitoring plan. To me only issues 2 and 3 might be common to both monitoring strategies but with different aproaches since for CSM you decide 2 and 3 in terms of risk hypothesis while for GS you define 2 and 3 in terms of already stablished protection goals, not necessarily related to an aplication for the release to the environment of an LMO.
Issue 1 ”The identification and prioritization of hazards and scenarios for monitoring, including determination of the relevant indicators and parameters” needs further clarification in terms that it would be the identification of riks (adverse effects that could happen and have consecuences), this far we already passed the stage of identifiying hazards, since monitoring derives from the RA. Furthermore this issue is relevant for the proposed monitoring plan in CSM, not for GS.
The 4th issue “The establishment of relevant baselines” it could say something like “The identification of relevant baselines” because to my understanding the monitoring plan will not include to generate the baseline information, so this needs further clarification before we can decide how to make it part of the monitoring plan as well as if it goes on the CSM.

I agree with Piet. Let´s try not to introduce new terminology that is not in the Protocol, monitoring plan which to me includes the description (how) of the monitoring activities (what) needed (why), should be enough.
posted on 2011-08-19 05:01 UTC by Ms. Sol Ortiz García, Mexico