Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Determination of New Organism

Pursuant to section 26(6) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (“Act”), the EPA hereby reissues its determination that eukaryotic organisms (domain Eukaryota) that have not previously been genetically modified and that are treated with externally applied double-stranded RNA molecules to induce a small interfering RNA (siRNA) response do not fulfil the definition of genetically modified organisms detailed in the Act and therefore are not genetically modified organisms in accordance with section 2A(1)(d) of the Act. This determination supercedes the determination issued on 1 May 2018.

Dated at Wellington this 30th day of June 2021.

Dr LOUISE MALONE, Chair, Decision-making Committee of the Authority.