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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

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