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Australian OGTR - Invitation to comment on a field trial of genetically modified white clover


Australia
November 16, 2020

The Gene Technology Regulator is assessing an application from PTM Solutions Australia Pty Ltd to conduct a field trial of white clover genetically modified for increased condensed tannins in leaves. The trial is proposed to take place at up to four sites per year, with a maximum total area of one hectare per year, over five and a half years. Sites will be selected from 117 local government areas in NSW, Vic., Qld and WA. The GM white clover grown in this field trial would not be used for human food or animal feed.

The Regulator has prepared a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for this application and welcomes written submissions on issues relating to the protection of human health and safety and the environment prior to making a decision on whether or not to issue the licence. The consultation RARMP and related information can be obtained via the contacts below. Submissions should reference DIR 176 and be received by 5 January 2021.

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
MDP 54 GPO Box 9848 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Telephone: 1800 181 030   OGTR Website

E-mail: ogtr@health.gov.au


DIR 176 documents

The following documents are available for DIR 176:

Invitation to comment

The document invites written submissions from the public on the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (consultation version) prepared by the Regulator as part of the assessment of this application. It explains how the public can access or obtain the consultation documents and the due date for submissions.

PDF format - 105 KB
DOCX format - 42 KB

Questions and Answers on consultation on Risk Assessment

A series of questions and corresponding answers on the licence application and the Regulator’s assessment and proposed limits and controls for this application. It also explains how the public can access or obtain the consultation documents, due date for submissions and next steps in the decision making process.

PDF format - 85 KB
DOCX format - 25 KB

Summary of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (consultation version)

The document summarises the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.

PDF format - 173 KB
DOCX format - 46 KB

Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (consultation version)

The document details the risk assessment and risk management plan prepared as part of the Regulator’s decision making process for this application. It explains the risk assessment context, provides an assessment of risks posed by the GMO(s), details whether any of those risks require management and lists the proposed licence conditions.

PDF format - 1185 KB
DOCX format - 597 KB

Reference Material

Risk Analysis Framework for licence applications to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (2013)

The biology of Trifolium repens L. (white clover)



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Website: http://www.ogtr.gov.au

Published: November 16, 2020

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