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Procedure for the submission of notifications and applications for authorization according to the containment ordinance (ContainO)
Anyone wishing to carry out an activity as defined by the ContainO must, before commencing the activity:
Notifications, authorisation applications, or modifications of notifications and applications can be submitted in two ways:
1. via the Internet through the
2. by post, using Word forms
For reasons of authenticity, each new notification or each new authorisation application must be submitted as a signed document. When submitting via the Internet, the main form or the signature form can be printed out and signed. When submitting Word documents, all forms and appendices should be printed out and, where required, signed.
The contact address is:
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Federal Coordination Centre for Biotechnology
Tel. 031 323 55 99
Fax: 031 324 79 78
After receipt of a notification or authorisation application, the procedure continues as follows:
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