Types of Approval
The HSNO Act prohibits the importation, development, field testing, or release of a new organism, unless it is in accordance with an approval issued under the Act.
There are a number of types of approvals:
- An approval to import for release or release from contaminant any new organism (full release approval)
- A conditional release approval to import for release or release from containment a new organism (conditional release approval)
- An approval to import for release or to release from containment a qualifying organism
- An approval to import any new organism into containment, field test any new organism in containment, or develop any new organism in containment (containment approval or field test approval)
- An approval to import any new organism for release in an emergency, or release any new organism from containment in an emergency (emergency release approval)
Section 25 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Section 27 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Section 2 defines “qualifying organism” to mean a new organism that is or is contained in a qualifying medicine or qualifying veterinary medicine. This type of approval is not discussed in this guide.
Last updated at 12:22PM on February 25, 2015