Hazardous materials and dangerous goods
Until 1 January 2019, the requirements of subsections 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 of Annex A of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods of September 30, 1957 (ADR) concerning type approval certificates as well as requirements for the inspection and tests of tank-vehicles, demountable tanks, tank-containers, tank swap bodies battery-vehicles or MEGC will not apply in the territory of the Russian Federation.
As of 15 April 2018, owners of transport vehicles used for dangerous goods transportation are required to use the revised procedure for the installation of GLONASS navigation system on such vehicles. The requirement to install GLONASS navigation on vehicles transporting dangerous goods has existed before and is not a new one.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MinPrirody) has published the plan of measures aimed at the fulfillment by the Russian Federation of its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (the POPs Convention). The POPs Convention aims to eliminate or restrict manufacturer and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Facilities that participate in transportation of radioactive materials as senders, receivers and/or transporters are recommended to use the adopted Manual for the development of their internal program on the implementation of radiation protection measures during any transportation of radioactive materials.
What will be checked during a state labour safety inspection?
The Draft Law on Chemical Safety was proposed by the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia. The draft law aims to create a consolidated legal framework in the area of chemical safety.
The draft proposes to introduce a number of new definitions, such as “hazardous chemical factor”, “chemical threat”, “acceptable chemical risk”, “chemical safety”, “hazardous chemical substance”, “hazardous persistent chemical compounds”, etc.
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.