Waste management/ waste generation

Russia. Issue 23 August 2016.

It is not required to additionally confirm waste hazard class for wastes included into the Federal Classification Catalogue of Wastes

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has confirmed that it is not required to undergo the procedure of waste hazard class confirmation for any type of waste included into the Federal Classification Catalogue of Wastes (FKKO)

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.


Kazakhstan Introduces Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Product manufacturers and importers will have to organize collection, treatment, transportation, use and utilization of wastes generated from the use of these products. This requirement was initially introduced by the Environmental Code of Kazakhstan.  At the first stage, the requirement only applies to the automotive industry producers and manufacturers, such as those importing vehicles, tyres, accumulators, motor oils, etc.