Kazakhstan. Issue 9 January 2017

Amended industrial safety rules for uranium mining facilities

Law: Order No. 635 of 29 August 2016 Amending Order No. 297 of 26 December 2014 Adopting Industrial Safety Rules for Uranium Mining and Processing Facilities

Amended safety rules for the operation of consumer electrical installations

The amendments revise the definition of overhead works. “Overhead works” are those performed at the height of at least 2 meters above the ground or a surface (previously – at least 5 meters). The amendments also revise the provisions on medical examination of workers.

Law: Order No. 470 of 2 November 2016 Amending Order No. 222 of 19 March 2015 Adopting Occupational Safety Rules for the Operation of Consumer Electrical Installations

Amended legislation regulating emissions trading schemes.

Law: Order No. 496 of 17 November 2016 Amending Certain Orders of the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan

Adopted common classification system for water quality in water bodies

Water quality in a water body may belong to one of the five classes, depending on its physical/chemical and hydro-morphological characteristics. Class 1 water is suitable for all types of water use and is considered “very good quality”. Class 2 water is suitable for all purposes except drinking purposes. Class 3 is suitable for industrial and some other purposes. Class 4 is suitable only for industrial purposes. Class 5 is suitable for energy purposes and transport.

Law: Order No. 151 of 9 November 2016 on the Adoption of the Common Classification System for Water Quality in Water Bodies

Amended rules for recording consumption of ozone depleting substances

Law: Order No. 491 of 15 November 2016 Amending Order No. 285 of 15 April 2015 on the Rules for Record Keeping of Consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances

Adopted rules for obtaining approvals for the construction or installation of facilities as well as for the performance of construction and other works on water bodies or within water protection zones as well as for the performance.


Law: Order No. 380 of 1 September 2016 on the Adoption of the Rules for Obtaining Approvals for the Construction of Facilities and Other Installations as well as for the Performance of Construction Works on Water Bodies or within Water Protection Zones