Adopted occupational exposure requirements
Draft Government Decree approved Requirements for Lighting Devices and Electric Bulbs used in AC Circuits for Lighting.
The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has introduced for a stakeholder consultation a proposal that would impose energy efficiency requirements for electric light bulbs and other lighting devices.
Belarus is planning to implement the National Action Plan on the Development of the Green Economy up to 2020. This plan calls for a number of regulatory changes, as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection has recently announced.
In particular, the Ministry plans to amend the legislation on public procurement of goods and services with the aim to promote “green” procurement.
LawNo. 1728-VIII of 3 November 2016 extends the moratorium on scheduled state inspections of organisations by state authorities until 31 December 2017. The moratorium means that no organization is to be subject to any scheduled state inspection (e.g. checking compliance with environmental, occupational safety or another legislation). However, the moratorim does not apply to non-scheduled inspections of organisations.
Regulatory Decree issued by the High Court of Kazakhstan explains how the courts should interpret the current environmental legislation. It also explains the main principles of evaluating environmental damage. The Decree also stresses which circumstances must be taken into consideration by the courts in order for them to issue judgements on environmental law issues.
In order answer this question, one should go to the official website of the General Prosecution Office of the Russian Federation. The service that can be accessed via this website (presently launched in the testing mode) allows you to check whether your organization will be visited by any state inspectors in 2017. The service will also give you the information on which dates your company is to be inspected and how long the inspection will last. The service will also inform you on subject of each inspection (e.g.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MinPrirody) has proposed amendments clarifying that if a company operates at least one facility or unit that is subject to the federal environmental supervision (as opposed to regional environmental supervision), the whole company would be subject to the federal environmental supervision.