As of 28 August 2017, revised greenhouse gas emission factors apply to facilities performing certain types of activity, including energy generation, production of cement, ammonia, phosphorus, etc. Greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission factors are set in the CO2 equivalent and are to be used to estimate emissions arising from producing a certain product unit.
As of 29 August 2017, senior managers and heads of major hazard facilities will take the required occupational health and safety and industrial safety examination in accordance with the adopted regulation. The regulation imposes obligations on the state agencies that conduct the examinations. The examination is to be conducted by the Committee of Industrial Development and Industrial Safety (of the Ministry of Investments and Development) of Kazakhstan.
Draft Decision was published on 30 June 2017 that aims to adopt the program for developing interstate standards that containing rules and methods for tests, research and measurements (including sample taking rules) necessary for the implementation of the requirements of the EAEU Technical Regulation on Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (TR EAEU 037/2016).
The Eurasian Economic Commission has published, on 8 August 2017, a draft agreement that would establish the legal framework for the common system of labelling products with control (identification) signs.
If the agreement is adopted, it would put in place a system where certain products will be marked with an “identification means” or a “material carrier” which will be used for product identification purposes.
When the Rules enter into force, all employers will be required to follow them when developing their internal occupational health and safety instructions. The Rules were adopted by Order No. 526 of 30 March 2017 and will enter into force from the date of their official publication. As at 21 August 2017, the Order has not been officially published.
All organisations that perform “waste management activities” in Russia involving industrial and consumer wastes, are required to use a revised statistical reporting form for the period starting from 1 January 2017.
“Waste management activities” include collection, accumulation, transportation, processing, utilisation, neutralisation and disposal of wastes.
As of 27 July 2017, individual air emission limits set for facilities and their emission sources (so-called “PDV projects”), are to be valid for 7 years, instead of 5.
Any facility emitting polluting substances into the ambient air is required to develop individual air emission limits (PDV Project) and to have it approved with the environmental authorities.