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Letter of Transmittal


The Hon Catherine King MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600


Dear Parliamentary Secretary

In accordance with section 136A of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act), I am pleased to present to you the Quarterly Report of the Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator, covering the period 1 April to 30 June 2012.

During this period two licences for dealings involving intentional release of GMOs and three licences for dealings not involving intentional release were issued, while 50 physical containment facilities were certified.

Routine monitoring activities for this quarter exceeded the target rate and no significant risks to either human health or the environment were identified.


Yours sincerely


Dr Joe Smith
Gene Technology Regulator

21 August 2012