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

March 12, 2012

The MOE received 1 application (oilseed rape) for approval of the conditions (the organism's name, the contents of the 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 "Regulations"; acknowledging that the use of the organisms would have no adverse effects that could pose an unacceptable risk of impairing 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 consultation with experts into account.

The MOE is inviting comments from the public regarding the approval of the Regulations. Comments will be accepted from March 12, 2012 to April 10, 2012.
All procedures related to this invitation for public comments will be conducted in Japanese. Comments must also be submitted in Japanese.

For further information, please visit the MOE web page (in Japanese) at http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html

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