4420.0040 GENETIC ENGINEERING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
The board or chair must provide guidance to the genetic engineering advisory committee in the form of a charge and through specific requests. No member of the advisory committee may receive the trade secret information contained in an application if that person is, or represents in any capacity, a person engaged in any business or enterprise in competition with the applicant or in which the trade secret information could be used for product development purposes. If an advisory committee member receives a copy of an application that contains information that has been determined to be trade secret information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13, that advisory committee member must treat that information as nonpublic data pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
The chair may direct the genetic engineering advisory committee to provide advice and comment about applications and of requests for exemptions and the preparation of draft release permit documents or any other aspect relating to a release pursuant to this chapter. The chair may appoint special members to the advisory committee to advise and comment on specific applications.
The board may direct the genetic engineering advisory committee to provide advice and make recommendations concerning development, revision, and enforcement of any rule or program initiated under chapter 4420 and Minnesota Statutes, sections 116C.92 to 116C.96.