Surrendering

If PC1 or PC2 certification is no longer required, The Australian National University must surrender the facility certification.

Please advise the Secretary of the Recombinant DNA Monitoring Committee:

  • What actions have been taken to remove GMOs requiring containment from the facility, either by transportation to another certified facility or by destruction
  • That all surfaces and equipment in the facility that were used to handle GMOs have been decontaminated. Facilities to be surrendered must be completely free of laboratory debris
  • PLEASE NOTE: No structural modification or demolition is permitted in facilities awaiting decertification. Alterations that affect the integrity of containment are not allowed in an OGTR Certified Facility until formal notification of decertification has been received from the OGTR.
  • OGTR stickers must not be removed from the facility until formal notification of decertification has been received from the OGTR.

Once the facility is ready for surrender, the Secretary will arrange an inspection of the area. Once the inspection is complete, the Secretary will advise the Regulator that the transport, storage and disposal of GMOs has been in accordance with the guidelines and the facility is free of all GMOs. The OGTR will then notify the Secretary when the surrender of the certification is effective.

The Secretary will notify the facility manager of the completed surrender. All OGTR stickers must be removed from the facility at this time.