Bulgaria Harmonizes National GMO Legislation with EU Law
The revisions particularize the safety measures under which GMOs are included in the list referred to in Article 2 (3) of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act
At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers adopted a Decree to Amend and Supplement the Ordinance on the Contained Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), the Government Information Service said. The amendments honour Bulgaria's commitments, as a EU Member State, to fully align its national legislation with EU law.
The revisions particularize the safety measures under which GMOs are included in the list referred to in Article 2 (3) of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, establish the criteria for classification of the contained use of GMO, as well as the particulars that must be stated in an application for registration of premises for contained use of GMO and an application for contained use of GMO.
The bulk of the clauses amending and supplementing the Ordinance is intended to eliminate non-conformities in the transposition of Directive 2009/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms.