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Public Comments Invited regarding Approval of Regulation for Living Modified Organisms: Type 1 Use.

November 12, 2007

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) received one application requesting approval of conditions (such as the organism' name, contents of use) regarding use of Living Modified Organisms ("Type 1 Use Regulation"). This matter is 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, 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. The intended decision was based on consultations with experts in the related field.

The MOE invites comments from the public regarding the approval of the Regulations. Comments will be accepted from November 12, 2007 to December 12, 2007.
All procedures related to this invitation for public comments will be conducted in Japanese. Comments must also be submitted in Japanese.

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