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Record ID
Date of creation
2007-09-07 07:06 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2021-06-08 09:28 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2021-06-08 17:27 UTC (nina.opitz@bmel.bund.de)

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General Information
  • Germany
  • Germany
Title of document
Ordinance on biosafety levels and safety measures for genetic engineering operations in genetic engineering facilities (Genetic Engineering Safety Ordinance)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Regulation or administrative measure
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Risk assessment and management
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Objective of this German Regulation [GenTSV] is the description of the principles of risk assessment and risk management of GMO used under conditions of contained use. Further objective is the contribution to risk management of GMO of deliberate releases.

Scopes of this German Regulation [GenTSV] are the contained use and deliberate releases of GMO.
It governs
• the safety requirements for the contained use of GMO
• the qualification requirements for staff responsible for projects under contained use and of deliberate releases of GMO
• administrative fines for infringements of the regulation.

The version of November 4th, 1990 was amended as of March 1st, 2021.
Date of entry into force
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Document text
Verordnung über die Sicherheitsstufen und Sicherheitsmaßnahmen bei gentechnischen Arbeiten in gentechnischen Anlagen (GenTSV) [Ordinance on biosafety levels and safety measures for genetic engineering operations in genetic engineering facilities]
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Germany, 10117
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)
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