147. The risk assessment of risk scenarios listed in Chapter 2 concluded that there are negligible risks to people and the environment from the proposed trial of GM cotton. These risk scenarios were considered in the context of the scale of the proposed release (a maximum cumulative area of 78 ha on up to six sites per year between May 2012 and May 2015), the proposed containment measures (Chapter 1, Section 3), and the receiving environment (Chapter 1, Section 6), and considering both the short and the long term. The Risk Analysis Framework (OGTR 2009), which guides the risk assessment and risk management process, defines negligible risks as insubstantial with no present need to invoke actions for their mitigation. Therefore, no conditions are imposed to treat these negligible risks.