As of 15 March 2018, organisations operating underground gas storage facilities are required to comply with the adopted safety rules. The rules contain requirements aimed at ensuring industrial safety, preventing accidents at hazardous industrial facilities operating underground gas storage facilities (HIF UGSF), where dangerous substances are produced, used, stored, transported, including those capable of forming explosive mixtures.
As of 21 March 2018, facilities operating infield pipelines are required to comply with the adopted industrial safety rules.
The rules impose requirements aimed at ensuring industrial safety, preventing accidents and incidents at major hazard facilities during the operation of infield pipelines of oil, gas and gas condensate fields, including reservoir pressure maintenance system pipelines.
Starting from 1 January 2018 manufacturers and importers of products included into the revised list of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations are obliged to comply with the utilisation targets set for such products and packaging or to pay the environmental charge.
The adopted list replaces the list adopted by Government Direction No. 1886-p dated 24 September 2015.
Starting from 2018, importers and manufacturers of products subject to utilisation targets (within the extended producer responsibility - EPR – concept) are required to comply with the revised utilisation targets.
The highest targets (25% for 2018 and 45% for 2020) have been set for corrugated paper and paperboard and corrugated paper and cardboard packaging.
As of 20 January 2018, organisations emitting polluting substances in the ambient air must ensure that their emissions do not cause the concentrations of such substances to exceed the set concentration limits in the adjoining urban and countryside residential areas.
The maximum allowable concentrations have been set for around 700 polluting substances, such as NOx, SOx, ammonia, acetaldehyde, barium, benz(a)pyrene, benzene, etc.
As of 20 January 2018, coal and oil shale mining and processing facilities are required to comply with the adopted Model Regulation on the industrial safety management system. Such organisations must use the provision of the adopted Model Regulation for the purposes of developing their internal documentation regulating industrial safety management.