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The Maxine Singer Papers

Title:
[Cover memorandum about a Berkeley, California biohazards ordinance] pdf (34,279 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Cover memorandum about a Berkeley, California biohazards ordinance]
Number of Image Pages:
1 (34,279 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1977
Creator:
[City of Berkeley, California]
Source:
Original Repository: Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Legislation as Topic
Hazardous Substances
Exhibit Category:
Risk, Regulation, and Scientific Citizenship: The Controversy over Recombinant DNA Research
Relation:
Metadata Record Ordinance No. 5010: Regulating the Use of Hazardous Biological Research in the City of Berkeley (October 21, 1977) pdf (297,511 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DJBBKY.pdf
Box Number: 39
Folder Number: 4
Unique Identifier:
DJBBKX
Document Type:
Memorandums
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Recombinant DNA File, 1972-1980, n.d.
SubSeries: Reference Material
Folder: 1979 November-1980, n.d.
Transcript:
Attached is a copy of the Berkeley, California biohazards ordinance that was adopted by the City Council in October, 1977.
In effect, this ordinance requires that potentially hazardous biological research or application of such research may not be commenced without the permit issued by the City Council. No permit may be issued for more than one year however, they may be issued for a shorter period. The applicant must pay a fee of $100 for each permit. In order to be eligible for approval, an applicant must comply with the NIH Guidelines, any pertinent federal legislation plus any additional requirements promulgated by the Berkeley Department of Health. The only technical expertise mandated in the ordinance is consultation with the University of California biohazards committee.
In sum, this is a second tier of regulation on top of all federal regs. A third tier could appear if the state promulgates regulations.
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2008-09-09
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