Chemicals (industrial and household)
The EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate approved the extension of transitional period for the EEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Explosive Substances and Products Made on the Basis of Such Substances in the part regulating labelling of such products and substances. The TR regulates the circulation of explosive products used in coal, petrochemical, gas and some other industries.
The substance called 1-Dimethylamino-2-propanol has been moved from the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is prohibited in Russia into the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is regulated and controlled. The maximum concentration of this substance has been increased from 15% to 40%.
The corresponding amendments have also been made to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Draft Federal Law that would amend the Tax Code of the Russian Federation would impose excises on alcohol-containing perfumery and cosmetic products, regardless of product size and alcohol content.
If the draft law is adopted, it would set the excise amount as RUR 523 for 1 liter of anhydrous ethyl alcohol contained in ethyl alcohol, alcohol and alcohol-containing products.
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.
Adopted licensing requirements for facilities performing fire-protection works
Facilities performing fire protection works, such as service and repair and service of automatic fire fighting installations (foam, powder, aerosol, water, etc.), fire alarm systems, evacuation systems, smoke protection systems, etc., are required to comply with the adopted requirements. These requirements relate to the minimum qualification of service personnel as well as organizational and technical requirements.
Amended Technical Regulation on the Safety of Machinery and Equipment (TR TS 010/2011)
The list of products subject to conformity assessment in a form of certification has been amended to exclude “Technological equipment for trading facilities and public catering facilities”.
The list of products subject to conformity assessment in a form of issuing a Declaration of Conformity has been revised to include: