Recent new organisms decisions

Decisions on New Organisms applications made within the last couple of months

Decisions on New Organisms applications in Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Decisions were made on the following new organism applications in this period:

APP203434 by Auckland Zoo to import 1 species of freshwater crocodile, 8 species of turtles and 1 species of tortoise into zoo containment. Decision: Approved with Controls and decision notified on 05 December 2017

APP203165 by Malaghan Institute of Medical Research to make mice strains using constructs through microinjection. Decision: Approved with controls and decision notified on 19 December 2017

APP203448 by Lifetech Laboratories to have the plant Carex phyllocephala 'Spark Plug' recognised as an approved plant for release. Decision: Approved and decision notified on 16 January 2018

APP203479 by Bloomz New Zealand Ltd to determine whether Vitis cordifolia is a new organism under section 26 of the HSNO Act. Decision: Determination Made and decision notified on 17 January 2018

Decisions on new organism applications - delegated authority to Institutional Biological Safety Committees (IBSC)

No decisions made by institutions acting under delegated powers from the EPA.

Withdrawn new organism applications

No new organism applications, previously notified, were withdrawn in this period.

Amendments to new organism approvals

APP202274 by Bioteliga Limited to make a minor or technical amendment. Decision: Approved with controls and decision notified on 06 December 2017

Amendments to new organism approvals - delegated authority to IBSCs

APP203462 by University of Auckland to make a minor or technical amendment (GMO17-UA008) Decision: Approved with controls and decision notified on 30 January 2018

GMD02064 by Massey University - Palmerston North to make a minor or technical amendment (GMO02/MU007) Decision: Approved with controls and decision notified on  31 January 2018