Amendment Of The Genetically Modified Organisms In The Life Act

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Ģenētiski modificēto organismu aprites likumā

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/194600

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the movement of genetically modified organisms Act to make movement of genetically modified organisms Act (Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2008, no 1) follows: 1. Article 1: turn off paragraph 5, the words "and the veterinary medicinal product,";
Replace paragraph 8, the word "or" after the word "health" with the word "and";
exclude paragraph 9, the words "their limited time of use".
2. Add to article 3, paragraph 1, the words "including in relation to the specific ecosystem, which can affect the proliferation of genetically modified organisms".
3. Turn off the article 4 paragraph 2 of the second paragraph, the words "and veterinary medicine".
4. in article 5: first part of the expression (4) as follows: "4) lays down the requirements for the coexistence of genetically modified crops, as well as the monitoring and control procedures;"
make the third paragraph as follows: "(3) the Cabinet of Ministers may establish prohibitions and restrictions on the distribution of genetically modified organisms on the market in Latvia or in its territory, in accordance with the scientific basis for the distribution of genetically modified organisms can cause harm to human or animal health or to the environment or cause significant losses to Latvia or separate parts of its territory economic development. Ban said the European Commission is informed. "
5. in article 7: Add to paragraph 1 by the word "wired" with the words "publicly available";
make paragraph 3 by the following: "3) ensures the coexistence of genetically modified crops monitoring and control;".
6. in article 8 paragraph 1: turn off the introductory part, the words "as well as the cancelled";
turn off paragraph 1 subparagraph "b", the words "and" veterinary medicinal products;
Add to paragraph 2 with the words "as well as the legislation on genetically modified organisms in the environment or market monitoring and authorisation procedures, as well as the arrangements for providing information on the movement of genetically modified organisms and public involvement in the decision making process ';
Add to paragraph 3, after the word "wired" with the words "publicly available".
7. Turn off article 10, the words "and veterinary medicine".
8. Supplement article 12 with the words "and genetically modified crops".
9. in article 15: to supplement the first sentence of the first paragraph with the words "and monitoring programme";
to turn off the second part.
10. Supplement article 16, second paragraph, the words "or withdrawn".
11. Make the text in article 20 the following: "(1) to distribute genetically modified organisms in the environment, the person who has created a genetically modified organisms needed to receive food and veterinary service or Government agency authorization in accordance with the laws and regulations on the procedures for genetically modified organisms released into the environment or market monitoring and authorisation procedures, as well as the arrangements for providing information on the movement of genetically modified organisms and public involvement in the decision-making process.
(2) in order to distribute genetically modified organisms on the market, the person who has created a genetically modified organisms needed to receive food and veterinary service of the authorization in accordance with the laws and regulations on the procedures for genetically modified organisms released into the environment or market monitoring and authorisation procedures, as well as the arrangements for providing information on the movement of genetically modified organisms and public involvement in the decision-making process, or any other EU Member State competent authorities for authorisation , or European Parliament and Council Regulation No 1829/2003 lays down the permissions.
(3) the right to grow genetically modified crops are genetically modified crops growers registered person if the creator of a genetically modified organism is issued pursuant to the authorisation referred to in the second subparagraph. Genetically modified crop growers will ensure compliance with the rules of coexistence under the legislation on the coexistence of genetically modified crops and monitoring and control procedures. "
12. Turn off in article 21, the words "and veterinary medicine".
13. Make the text of article 22 the following: "(1) the Cabinet of Ministers pursuant to article 5 of this law a third might specify that genetically modified crops growing in Latvia or in its territory.
(2) the municipality on its own initiative or on the basis of the proposal of the person with the local binding rules might specify that genetically modified crops for the production of the respective administrative territory or in a part thereof.
(3) of this article, the prohibition referred to in the second subparagraph shall be fixed for a period of not less than five years.
(4) before this article referred to in the second subparagraph of rule making authorities shall inform the public and shall publish a notice of its intention to impose the ban on the newspaper "Latvian journal" and the local newspaper, but, if not, in another local newspaper, showing the area intended to impose ban on genetically modified crops, as well as public opinion, the proposal and the delivery location and the opposition deadline. Proposal and provide the opposition period may not be shorter than 30 days from the date of publication of the notice. Opposition is not submitted within the time limit fixed by the municipalities constituting consent prohibition.
(5) if the municipality received a written objection to the genetically modified crop ban, it assesses the objections and decide on specific areas, the inclusion of which expressed opposition, banned from the exclusion zone or provided for leaving it, taking into account the views of the majority of the public, proportionality and the principle of sustainable development.
(6) the municipality on this article the prohibition referred to in the second subparagraph shall inform the authorities of that territory, the administrative border with the area intended to impose ban on genetically modified crops, as well as the Ministry of agriculture, regional development and local government Ministry, the national environmental service of the relevant regional environmental management, as well as the national plant protection services, which include the information mentioned genetically modified crops breeder record. "
14. To supplement article 26 after number and the words "No 1829/2003 and" with the words "and the European Parliament".
15. To supplement the law with 26.1 article 26.1: "this article. Requirements for the marketing of foodstuffs containing genetically modified organisms, consisting of or derived from those products of food labelling in accordance with the laws and regulations contain the indication that these products contain genetically modified organisms, composed or derived from those outlets for sale placed aloof from other foods in such a way as to be easily identifiable. "
16. off the article 29.
17. Supplement article 30 the second subparagraph with the words "as well as that of human and animal health or the environment if the damage or there is an imminent threat that such damage could occur if the observed adverse changes in the environment due to the proliferation of genetically modified organism".
18. Article 33: make the second and the third part as follows: "(2) in the event of a threat to human and animal health or to the environment or breach the requirements of the laws, the right to set limits or prohibitions on genetically modified organisms in circulation are: 1) the food and Veterinary Office-the genetically modified organisms for limited use, distribution and market environment;
2) National Labour Inspectorate: the genetically modified organisms for limited use;
3) national environmental service — genetically modified organisms into the environment and genetically modified crops;
4) national plant protection services — genetically modified crops cultivation.
(3) national plant protection services shall have the right to cancel the registration of genetically modified crop growers in the registry if there is a breach of the legislation on genetically modified crops and coexistence. "
to supplement the article with the fourth paragraph as follows: "(4) the food and Veterinary Office has the right to revoke the authorization of genetically modified organisms for limited use, distribution and market environment, if there is a breach of the genetically modified organism within the regulatory legislation."
19. transitional provisions be supplemented with paragraph 4 by the following: "4. Until the date of entry into force of this law, article 5, first subparagraph, point 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers referred to in the regulations governing the requirements for coexistence of genetically modified crops, as well as the monitoring and control procedures, but no longer than up to 2010 to July 1, applies to Cabinet 15 January 2008 rules No 30" rules on requirements for genetically modified crops to ensure coexistence as well as the monitoring and control procedures ", to the extent they do not conflict with this Act."
The Parliament adopted the law of 18 June 2009.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga 2009 g. on 9 July, the Editorial Note: the law shall enter into force on 23 July 2009.