According to the clarification of the environmental authorities (RosPrirodNadzor), office operators that only generate and accumulate waste are not considered “environmental polluters” of any of the four categories and therefore, are not required to be registered in the Environmental Polluters Registry.
Appeal Mechanism Introduced for the Special Evaluation of Working Conditions (SOUT)
Draft list of harmful or hazardous agents and types of work requiring compulsory medical examination of workers
Cosmetics, petrochemicals, food and fabrics are subject to customs expert assessment
As of 23 May 2019 importers of products listed by Decree No. 2787 of 17 May 2016 must organise customs expert assessment in order to be able to import these products into Uzbekistan. The list includes perfumery and cosmetics, dairy products, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, oil and petrochemicals, brake fluids. organic solvents, paints and varnishes, etc.
Clarified criteria for identification of gas supply installations as major hazard facilities operated in Russia
Hazard class of a major hazard facility operating gas supply or gas distribution installation depends on the pressure of gas transported by such installations.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has published a proposal according to which all environmental polluters will have to register themselves later than it was initially planned. The proposal would move the registration deadline one year forward (i.e. to 31 December 2017 instead of 31 December 2016).
Amended law regulating Special Evaluation of Working Conditions (SOUT)
DRAFT Amendments to working time restrictions for drivers
The Ministry of Transport has proposed to optimize restrictions imposed on the working time of drivers. The amendments are to affect organisations and facilities that employ drivers operating vehicles belonging to such organisations and that are incorporated or registered in Russia.
State environmental inspection will only be investigating grounded environmental complaints made by individuals. The amendment to the procedure for environmental inspection of organisations was introduced by Order No. 101 of 16 March 2016. The amendment provides that a non-scheduled environmental inspection may only be conducted following a complaint of an individual (instead of “an individual or an organization” as before) regarding a breach of his or her lawful rights.