Rs 172.327.8 Order Of 20 November 1996 On The Federal Commission Of Experts On Biosafety

Original Language Title: RS 172.327.8 Ordonnance du 20 novembre 1996 sur la Commission fédérale d’experts pour la sécurité biologique

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172.327.8 Swiss Ordinance on the Federal Expert Commission for biosafety of November 20, 1996 (State March 1, 2015) the federal Council, view the art. 22, al. 1, of the Act of 21 March 2003 on genetic engineering, view of art. 57 c, al. 2, of the Act of 21 March 1997 on the Organization of Government and administration, stop: Section 1 status and tasks art. 1 principle of the Federal Commission of experts for biosafety (SECB) is a permanent consultative commission within the meaning of art 8, al. 2, of the order of 25 November 1998 on the Organization of Government and administration.
It operates in the field of genetic engineering and biotechnology to ensure the protection of man and the environment, including that: a. the population against communicable diseases; b. health workers; c. animals and plants, their communities and their biotopes and the fertility of the soil.

RS 172.010.1 new content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Art. 2 function of Council the SECB advises: a. the federal Council and the services that are subordinated to the development of regulations, directives and recommendations; b. federal authorities and cantonal authorities for the enforcement of federal regulations.

It gives its opinion on the applications for leave to: a. use confined to genetically modified organisms, pathogenic or exotic; b. the experimental releases of genetically modified organisms, pathogenic or exotic; c. the putting on the market of genetically modified, pathogenic or exotic bodies.

New content according to section 1 of Schedule 5 of the O on the contained use of May 9, 2012, in force since June 1, 2012 (RO 2012 2777).

Art. 3 information...
The SECB informs the public on a regular basis on issues of a general nature in connection with its activity, including new scientific knowledge and research needs.
She may make known to the public its opinion on applications for leave, however only after the authorities have made their decision and as long as they have given their consent.

Repealed by no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, with effect from March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).
New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Section 2 Commission art. 4 composition the SECB consists of experts not belonging to the public administration, that: a. have specific knowledge, particularly in the following areas: 1. genetic engineering and biotechnology (e.g. molecular biology, microbiology, genetic, biochemistry), 2. environment (e.g. Ecology, Botanic, zoology, Agronomy), 3. Health (e.g., pathology, epidemiology, hygiene, toxicology, veterinary science), and (b) represent the various interests involved, including those: 1 high schools (teaching and research), 2. economic environments, 3. Agriculture and forestry, 4. organizations for the protection of the environment, 5. the consumer organisations.

Art. 5members and Presidency the SECB has fifteen members.
The federal Council appoints the members of the commission and chooses the president and the Vice President among them.

New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Art. 6 repealed by no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, with effect from March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Section 3 Organization art. 7 meetings before end of October of each year, the SECB fixed the dates of its meetings for the following year and shall communicate them on request.
The Chairman shall convene meetings of the SECB members. It can invite other people, in particular: a. the representatives of the authorities; b. external experts in administration; c. people having applied for permission.

Art. 8 preparation of files and appeal to a third party the SECB may entrust the preparation of dossiers in committees, members or the secretariat.
When she lacks sufficient specific knowledge on important issues, she can appeal to third parties, within the limits of the annual appropriation allocated.

New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).
New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Art. 9 obligation to inform federal and cantonal authorities dealing with biosafety have the obligation to provide any information necessary for the performance of its mandate to the SECB.
When the SECB considers it necessary to know the places to be able to decide on an application for leave, she can make herself on the spot or ask the authority to grant permissions to schedule a visit.

Art. 10 reviews the SECB writes a notice duly motivated on queries that are presented to him.
When members of the SECB fail to formulate a joint opinion on important issues, the notice must expose the various opinions and their motivation and give the proportion of the votes.
Reviews of the SECB bear the signature of the Chairman and the secretariat.

Art. 11 decisions and vote the SECB makes decisions according to the will of the majority of the members present.
The speaker vote with other members; If there is equality, his vote is decisive.
Invited guests and representatives of the authorities do not have the right to vote.

Art. Function 12Secret all members of the commission and all the people which the SECB appealed to accomplish his task are bound to secrecy, insofar as they don't have not been unbound expressly secret said by the federal Department of the environment, transport, energy and communication.

New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Art. 13 disqualification mandatory when the SECB takes position on the tasks, in particular on requests for permission, its members must recuse himself: a. If they have a personal interest in the case; b. If they represent one of the parties; c. If it is possible that they are for any other reason, concerned by the record.

If there is no agreement on the objection, the president forwards the file for decision to the competent authority in the matter.
Are reserved the provisions on disqualification in the event of legal proceedings.

Art. 14 Copyright Council federal as well as services that are subordinate to it are licensed, if required by the interests of the authorities, to use the work done by the members of the SECB in the activities of the latter, although these works are protected by copyright.
The right of use includes translation, reproduction, publication, dissemination in national languages and those of international organizations and international meetings, recording on computer support documents or extracts of documents, as well as archiving on microfilm.
The author of the document may be entitled to additional compensation if his paper is used for commercial purposes.

Section 4 Secretariat art. 15. the secretariat is subordinated to the president of the SECB in terms of the specific material, and the federal Office for the environment in terms of administration.
The secretariat performs the administrative tasks of the SECB and ensures contacts and collaboration with the authorities concerned.
He supervises the activity of the members of the SECB in accordance with the instructions of the president.
He writes a record of each meeting and sends it to the members of the SECB as well as to the authorities concerned.

New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

Section 5 entry into force art. 16. this order comes into force on January 1, 1997.

1997 6 RS RS 172.010 814.91 RO

New content according to no I 1 of the O of Jan. 28. 2015 on adaptations of O in the field of the environment, related in particular to the programme agreements concluded for the period 2016 to 2019, in effect since March 1, 2015 (RO 2015 427).

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