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AHTEG Action Plan 2010- 2012

Tentative timeline for the tasks of the AHTEG and Open-ended Online Forum

as per Annex III to the report of the Third Meeting of the AHTEG, Mexico City, 30 May - 3 June 2011

Timeframe Revision of the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms Revision of the list of background materials Development of new guidance Main responsibility
2011
4 – 10 June Finalization of the 3rd AHTEG meeting report     AHTEG Chair & Rapporteur in consultation with SCBD
6 June – 8 July     First draft of the guidance SWG Chairs in consultation with SWGs
6 June – 15 July   Revision of the common format for submission of background materials to be linked to the Guidance   SCBD in consultation with the AHTEG Bureau
18 – 25 June Online discussion on the Annex: Use of Terms     AHTEG
18 June – 2 July Consolidation of suggested amendments     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
4 July Online circulation of the Revised Chair’s draft of the Guidance     SCBD
11 July     Online circulation of the draft guidance to the SWGs SCBD
15 July - 31 August   Implementation of the changes to the common format for submission of documents to be linked to the Guidance   SCBD
18 - 29 July Provision of concrete text proposals to the Revised Chair’s draft of the Guidance     Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
18 - 29 July     Provision of comments to the draft guidance AHTEG SWGs
1 - 26 August     Consolidation of comments SWG Chairs
1 August - 9 September Consolidation of suggested amendments     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
29 August     Online circulation of the 1st draft guidance SCBD
1 September   Notification to National Focal Points, organizations and BCH users for submission of additional background materials to be linked to the Guidance   SCBD
1 Semptember - ongoing   Submission of background materials to be linked to the Guidance   National Focal Points, organizations and BCH users
1 Semptember - ongoing   Assessment and validation of submitted background materials to be linked to the Guidance   AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
5 – 16 September     Provision of comments to the 1st draft guidance Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
12 September Online circulation of the Revised Chair’s draft of the Guidance     SCBD
12 September – 15 December Testing of the draft revised Guidance     SCBD, AHTEG, Parties
19 September – 14 October     Consolidation of comments SWG Chairs in consultation with SWGs
19 September – 15 December Revision on the basis of the comments provided during the testing of the draft revised Guidance     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
17 October     Online circulation of 2nd draft guidance SCBD
24 October – 4 November     Provision of concrete text proposals to the 2nd draft guidance Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
7 November – 13 January     Consolidation of comments SWG Chairs in consultation with SWGs
28 November – 2 December Online exchange of experiences from the testing phase     Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
2 – 15 December Consolidation of suggested amendments     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
16 December – 15 January Scientific editing     Consultant
2012
16 January Online circulation of the draft revised Guidance   Online circulation of 3rd draft guidance SCBD
23 January – 3 February Online discussion Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
27 February – 30 March Real-time online regional conferences Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
7 – 11 May Fourth meeting of the AHTEG AHTEG
14 June – 1 July Scientific editing Consultant under the supervision of the AHTEG Chair