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Date of creation
2007-09-02 12:51 UTC (UNEP-GEF)
Date of last update
2012-05-02 15:54 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-07 13:18 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

General Information
Identifying risks for applications under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Environmental Risk Management Authority: ERMA New Zealand
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
ERMA New Zealand
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
This guide is part of a series of technical guides produced by ERMA New Zealand to help people involved with the HSNO Act. It will be particularly helpful for those people who are reviewing applications (and that is the way it has been written), but it may also be useful for applicants and those people interested in HSNO related risks more generally. People with a less technical interest in HSNO are advised to start with the other series of documents we publish, especially:

·  the quick guides (aimed at a very general audience or for those making a first acquaintance with HSNO);
·  the user guides (aimed at those directly involved with HSNO but not a great degree of technical detail).

Publications in this technical series are not formally endorsed by ERMA New Zealand. They are intended to provide a technical point of reference. Most of the documents will be authored by a member of staff, but in other cases, there may be an external author.

This guide will be updated from time to time and is relevant for applications to:
·  import or manufacture a hazardous substance
·  import or manufacture a hazardous substance in containment
·  import, field test in containment, or release from containment a new organism (including genetically modified organisms) (GMOs)
·  import or develop a new organism (including GMOs) in containment
·  reassess an approved hazardous substance
Thematic areas
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
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Type of resource
  • Manual / Tutorial / FAQ / Dictionary
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United Nations Environment Program document: UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/2/9 ;