The amendment applies to water users, both legal entities and individuals, whose rights to use water bodies were forcibly terminated by a court decision for the misuse of a water body or use of a water body in violation of the law. Such “bad” water users will be recorded in the special register. This register will also include information on the winners of the auction for the right to conclude a water use agreement, who evaded its conclusion and thus also became “bad” water users.
As of 1 January 2019, facilities discharging wastewater into centralized water discharge systems must do so on the basis of “wastewater composition norms” that are to be set individually for each facility.
The amendments adopted by Federal Law No. 225-FZ, clarify and define wastewater purification responsibilities of organisations using centralized wastewater discharge systems and organisations operating those systems.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology published draft order that would adopt revised templates for the notification forms used for transboundary waste movement operations and/or transboundary waste shipment operations.
The adoption of new forms does not require any immediate actions on part of waste senders, receivers or transporters.
A permit to drill a groundwater well is to be issued to organisations that perform such drilling and have the necessary technical capacity and sufficiently qualified personnel.
In order to apply for a permit, the applicant must submit a permit application to the local hydro-geological station. A permit is to be issued for each well separately.
Adopted methodology for calculating maximum allowable discharges
Starting from 28 February 2017 all organisations belonging to environmental hazard category I or II, discharging polluting substances into water bodies and required to calculate maximum allowable discharges of such substances, must use the adopted methodology for this calculation.