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Public Comments Invited regarding the Approval of Type 1 Use Regulation of Living Modified Organisms

November 11, 2009

The MOE received 5 applications (cotton and maize) for approval of the conditions (the organism's name, the terms and its use, etc.) concerning the use of Living Modified Organisms submitted by the applicants ("Type 1 Use Regulation") in accordance with the Law Concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity through Regulations on the Use of Living Modified Organisms (Law No. 97 of 2003).
The MOE intends to approve these said "Regulations" recognizing that the use of the organisms would have no adverse effects that could pose an unacceptable risk of impairment to the preservation of species or populations of wild fauna or flora, and that no other adverse effect on biological diversity could arise. This judgment was made taking into account the content of consultation with experts.

The MOE invites comments from the public regarding the approval of the Regulations. Comments will be accepted from November 11, 2009 to December 11, 2009.
All procedures related to this invitation for public comments will be conducted in Japanese and all comments should be submitted in Japanese.

For further information, please visit the MOE web page (in Japanese) at

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