Russia: Office facilities are not “environmental polluters”

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.

Russia. Issue 13 September 2016

Draft list of harmful or hazardous agents and types of work requiring compulsory medical examination of workers

Uzbekistan, Issue 11 July 2016

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.

Russia: Issue 17 June 2016

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.

Russia: Proposal to postpone compulsory registration for environmental polluters

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).

Registration of environmental polluters in Russia

Environmental polluters

According to the Russian legislation, “environmental polluters” are all companies that have a negative impact on the environment. Such companies are required to have themselves registered as environmental polluters (for the first time - before 31 December 2016).

Russia. Issue 16 May 2016

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.

Ukraine: authorities will not be checking environmental complaints made by organisations

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.