Russia

Russia: Adopted occupational exposure limits for harmful substances in the air of working zone

As of 4 May 2018, organisations are to observe the revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) for 2495 substances. A Decree adopted on 13 February 2018 sets out maximum allowable concentrations (MACs) for 2495 harmful substances in the air of working zone.

The adopted revised OELs are compulsory for all types of organisations regardless of ownership and corporate structure.

Russia: Adopted list of products subject to compulsory identification marking

Starting from 1 January 2019 manufacturers or importers of products included into the adopted List are required to ensure that these products bear the required identification marks. The list indicates when dates when the requirement to place identification marks enters into force for each product group.

The list of products includes:

Russia: Clarification on some waste management issues

Federal Service on the Supervision of the Use of Natural Resources (RosPrirodNadzor) which is the Russian environmental law enforcement agency has issued a clarification letter on a number of waste management issues.

Russia: Adopted Regulation on issuing clinical trial permits

As of 21 April 2018, developers of pharmaceuticals (the Applicants) are required to follow the adopted procedure if they wish to obtain a permit for a clinical trial for their pharmaceuticals.

The state agency responsible for issuing clinical trial permits is the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

Russia: Prohibition of sale of certain alcohol containing products has been renewed

As of 20 April 2018, retail sellers of ethanol-containing products are to be subject to the renewed restriction (prohibition) of sale of ethanol-containing non-foods, food additives and food flavourings. This prohibition applies to products where the content of ethanol exceeding 28% and which are sold at a price that is below the retail price (for 0.5l) of alcoholic drinks with the content of alcohol exceeding 28%.

Russia: Amended regulation on drug precursors

As of 29 September 2018, the lists of regulated drug precursors are to be amended. For example, for 1-phenyl-2-nitropropene, that is included into the list of controlled precursors, the requirement to its controlled concentration will be removed (currently – 15% or more).

Russia: Energy efficiency requirements for buildings and structures

As of 6 April 2018, organisations performing planning, renovation, capital refurbishment and operation of heated buildings and structures have to comply with the adopted energy efficiency requirements. The requirements apply to buildings and structures that are heated and equipped with heat-consuming installations, electric receivers, water-separating devices or devices operating on natural gas, with the aim of providing consumers with energy resources and utilities.

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