Certification of a Facility - Australian Government

Description

You will require this certification if you intend to operate a facility for the containment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The purpose of certification is to satisfy the Regulator that the proposed facility meets the Regulator's requirements for physical containment of GMOs.

This certification applies regardless of whether the facility is a laboratory, plant house, insectary, animal house or another type of facility.

The conditions of certification also satisfy the Regulator that certain procedures will be observed to ensure the safety of workers with GMOs.

Please consult with the Agency for full details on the conditions of this certification.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An organisation may seek certification of a facility by applying to the Regulator.

In order for a facility to be certified, an applicant must meet the Regulator's criteria for certification, as set out in the Regulator's Guidelines.

The application form sets out a number of questions to be answered by applicants. The questions will seek responses from the applicant to ensure that the criteria for certification detailed in the Guidelines are met.

You must meet any ongoing specified information and reporting requirements. Please consult the Contact Officer for full details.

Duration

As specified by the Agency.

Fees

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Task Type Description
Apply Application

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2000 AG

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulations 2001 AG

Approval time

90 working days.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Evaluation Branch

Contact details

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Enquiries

Evaluation Branch

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Department of Health

Phone: 1800 181 030
Fax: 02 6271 4202
Email: ogtr.applications@health.gov.au