The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MinPrirody) has published the plan of measures aimed at the fulfillment by the Russian Federation of its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (the POPs Convention). The POPs Convention aims to eliminate or restrict manufacturer and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has adopted the “Roadmap” that contains a plan for the revision of a number of statutory instruments containing occupational health and safety requirements.
List of harmful and/or hazardous conditions and works requiring preliminary and regular medical examinations
As of 26 September 2017, a number of important amendments to fire safety regulations enter into force in Russia. The amendments to the fire safety requirements have been introduced by Decree No. 947 of 20 September 2016.
Separate fire safety instructions are also compulsory for category A and B premises
A letter issued by the Russian environmental protection authority (RosPrirodNadzor) No. AC-10-02-36/13739 dated 28 June 2017, explains that it is the trademark owner who is responsible for compliance with the recycling targets or for paying the environmental charge in relation to products and packaging they have placed on the Russian market.
The existing labour law clearly defines what kind of penalties employers are allowed to apply to their employees. The employer may only impose financial or disciplinary sanctions in cases set out by the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (Article 137). In such cases it is lawful for an employer to deduct certain amounts from an employee’s salary.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology has drafted amendments to the Law on Industrial and Consumer Wates No. 89-FZ. The amendments would clarify that manufacturers and importers of product components (rather than finished products) or any materials that are to be used for manufacturing other goods will not have to comply with any recycling targets within the extended producer responsibility (EPR) concept.
Draft law that would amend the Law on Consumer Protection and the Law on Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population has been proposed by the Government of the Russian Federation. According to the proposed amendments the market surveillance authority (RosPotrebNadzor) will be allowed to make test purchases as a part of market surveillance activities with the purpose of checking compliance with the applicable sanitary and epidemiological requirements.
The guidance is recommended for all organisations that emit radioactive substances into the ambient air from stationary air emission sources.
The guidance contains methods for monitoring air emissions of radioactive substances. Organisations may use monitoring methods other than those set out by the guidance, provided that the use of such methods has been justified.