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18B.285 EXPERIMENTAL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PESTICIDE PRODUCT
REGISTRATION.
    Subdivision 1. Requirement. (a) A person may not use, distribute, or conduct release
experiments with a genetically engineered pesticide in any amount in the state until it is registered
under this section or section 18B.26. Use, distribution, or release of a genetically engineered
pesticide must be registered under this section until the commissioner determines by rule or
order that the genetically engineered pesticide may be subject to section 18B.26. Experimental
genetically engineered pesticide product registrations expire on December 31 of each year and
may be renewed on or before that date.
(b) After reviewing a completed application, the commissioner may issue an experimental
genetically engineered pesticide product registration if the commissioner determines that the
applicant has adequately demonstrated that the proposed release does not have the potential for
unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. The commissioner may prescribe terms and
conditions, including, but not limited to, the period for the experimental genetically engineered
pesticide product registration, the amount or number of genetically engineered pesticide product
to be used, monitoring activities, department inspection schedules, reporting of experiment
results, and experiment termination procedures. A person may not violate terms or conditions of
a registration issued under this section. After an experimental genetically engineered pesticide
product registration is issued, the commissioner may revoke or change the registration at any time
if the commissioner finds that its terms or conditions are being violated or are inadequate to avoid
unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.
(c) The commissioner may deny issuance of an experimental genetically engineered pesticide
product registration if the commissioner determines that the use to be made of the pesticide under
the proposed terms and conditions may cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.
    Subd. 2. Application. A person must file an application for experimental genetically
engineered pesticide product registration with the commissioner. An application to register an
experimental genetically engineered pesticide product must include:
(1) the name and address of the applicant;
(2) any United States Environmental Protection Agency regulatory application or approval
document required under federal law or rule;
(3) the purpose or objectives of the product;
(4) an experimental genetically engineered pesticide product use label;
(5) the name, address, and telephone number of cooperators or participants in this state;
(6) the amount of material to be shipped or used in this state; and
(7) other information requested by the commissioner.
    Subd. 3. Application fee. An application for registration of an experimental genetically
engineered pesticide product must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $125.
History: 1991 c 250 s 10