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Country's Decision or any other Communication (DEC)

published: 31 Jan 2017 last updated: 05 Nov 2020
Amendment
No
General information
6786-01-0079 (adv. 42010.0079); Decision regarding the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), 5 independent lines of 2 different transformation events, issued by the German Competent Authority
EN
21 Apr 1998
Yes
Subject of the decision, notification, communication or declaration
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according to Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment
No
No
Yes
No
No
Result of the decision
Approval of the import and/or use of the LMO(s) with 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 and has to be kept separately from non transgenic plant material. 
-  All remaining fertile plant material has to be destroyed by disruption of their germination capacity.
-  After harvest and in the following year, the first 15 - 20 cm of upper soil of the release site have to be loosened up. Potato tubers that emerge during that procedure have to be manually collected, removed, and destroyed by disruption of their germination capacity.
-  The release site must be inspected for transgenic volunteer potatoes at least once every four weeks. The inspection period has to be extended for another year if potato volunteers were observed.
-  After the end of the field trial no plant species must be cultivated on the release site that impairs the detection of transgenic potato volunteers.
EN
To comply with requirements of Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act): reduce possibility of GMO spread/establishment.
EN
Information sharing with other databases
No
No
No
No
No
LMO identification & risk assessment
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-111613-1 Living Modified Organism Potato modified for reduced sucrose synthesis
    Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung | Changes in quality and/or metabolite content (Carbohydrates), Resistance to antibiotics (Kanamycin, Neomycin)
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-111612-1 Living Modified Organism Potato modified for increased sucrose synthesis
    Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung | Changes in quality and/or metabolite content (Carbohydrates), Resistance to antibiotics (Kanamycin, Neomycin)
  • BCH-RA-DE-111632-3 Risk Assessment generated by a regulatory process 6786-01-0079 (adv. 42010.0079); Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) 5 independent lines of 2 different transformation events, issued by the German Competent Authority
    Potato modified for reduced sucrose synthesis | Resistance to antibiotics, Changes in quality and/or metabolite content | Potato modified for increased sucrose synthesis | Resistance to antibiotics, Changes in quality and/or metabolite content
Document on the decision, communication, notification or declaration
Additional Information
-  type of decision: field trial
-  LMO:  5 independent lines of 2 different transformation events
-  legal basis: Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act)
-  scope: test of field performance of LMO
-  authorization valid from 21 April 1998 to 31 December 1999
-  locations: 1 experimental field located in 1 village in Germany, for details refer to the German LMO/GMO location register (https://apps2.bvl.bund.de/stareg_web/localeSwitch.do?language=en&page=/showflaechen.do?)
-  size: 468 m²/site/year
-  max. 500 LMO/site/year

-  There is no Summary Notification Information Format available on the Internet (WebSNIF) for B/DE/97/79

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.
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