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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2008-11-19 04:51 UTC (lenka.chlebusova@enviro.gov.sk)
Date of last update
2013-03-26 12:51 UTC (natalia.mogelska@enviro.gov.sk)
Date of publication
2013-03-26 12:51 UTC (natalia.mogelska@enviro.gov.sk)

General Information
  • Slovakia
  • Slovakia
Title of document
Act No. 151/2002 Coll. as last amended by the Act No. 448/2012 Coll.
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Confidential Information
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Liability and redress
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The objective of this Act is to define an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health, and on transboundary movements, using GMO in contained use, GMO released into environment and GMO placed on the market.

This Act stipulates rights and responsibilities of users using genetic technologies and genetically modified organisms and competence of the Ministry of Environment of Slovak Republic and other state administration authorities.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
Unofficial documents
ACT GMO 2013.docx (68 KB)
The Act No. 151/2002 Coll. on the Use of Genetic Technologies and Genetically Modified Organisms, as last amended by the Act No. 448/2012 Coll.
This record has been amended by the following record(s):
Regulation No. 399/2005 Coll. as amended by the Regulation No. 312/2008 Coll. and Regulation No. 86/2013 Coll. implementing the Act on use of genetic technologies and GMOs
Contained use
Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Risk assessment and management
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Environment, Department of environmental risks and biosafety
Namestie L. Stura 1
Slovakia, 812 35
Phone:+421 2 5956 2400,+421 905 669 515
Fax:+421 2 5956 2508
Url:Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
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