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

November 16, 2007

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) received three applications in request of approval for various conditions (such as the organism' name, contents of use) concerning the use of Living Modified Organisms ("Type 1 Use Regulation") in accordance with the Law Concerning 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. This judgment was made in consultation with experts.

The MOE invites comments from the public regarding approval of the regulations. Comments will be accepted from November 16, 2007 to December 16, 2007.
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 Ministry of the Environment website (in Japanese) (http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html).

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