[Australian Government]Application for licence for intentional release of GMOs into the environment

[Australian Government]Application for licence for intentional release of GMOs into the environment

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Address: MDP 54 PO Box 100 Woden ACT 2606 Website: www.ogtr.gov.au Telephone: 1800 181 030 Facsimile: 02 6271 4202 APPLICATION FOR LICENCE FOR INTENTIONAL RELEASE OF GMOs INTO THE ENVIRONMENT: Application No. DIR 060/2005 SUMMARY INFORMATION Project Title: Propagation and trial of imported GM rose varieties Applicant: Florigene Limited Collingwood VIC 3066 Common name of the parent organism: Rose Scientific name of the parent organism: Rosa x hybrida Modified trait(s): Altered flower colour, selectable marker Identity of the gene(s) responsible for the modified trait(s): gene encoding flavonoid 3’, 5’ hydroxylase (F3’5’H) from black pansy ( Viola tricolor ) gene encoding anthocyanin 5-acyltransferase from torenia ( Torenia hybrida ) gene encoding dihydroflavonol reductase (DFR) from Iris ( Iris hollandica ) partial antisense/sense of gene encoding dihydroflavonol reductase (DFR) from rose nptII gene from Escherichia coli (selectable marker) Proposed Location(s) One site in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Victoria Proposed Release Size: 100 m 2 (0.01 ha) Proposed Release Dates: March 2006 to April 2008 Introduction The Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) took effect on 21 June 2001. The Act, supported by the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 , an inter-governmental agreement and corresponding legislation that is being enacted in each State and Territory, underpins Australia’s nationally consistent regulatory system for gene technology. Its objective is to protect the health and safety of people, and the environment, by identifying risks posed by or as a result of gene technology, and managing those risks by regulating certain dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Act establishes a statutory officer, the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator), to administer the legislation and make decisions under the legislation. The Regulator is supported by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), an Australian Government regulatory agency located within the Health and Ageing portfolio. The legislation sets out the requirements for considering applications for licences for dealings with GMOs and the matters that the Regulator must take into account before deciding whether, or not, to issue a licence.
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[Australian Government]Application for licence for intentional release of GMOs into the environment

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