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Russia: Handling used gas and oil pipes is considered waste management

The Federal Agency on the Supervision of the Use of Natural Resources has published a clarification on handling steel used oil and gas pipes.

The Agency explained that the Federal Classification Waste Catalogue (FKKO) includes a group of wastes called “used steel oil and gas pipes”. Therefore, such used pipes are considered as “wastes” and their handling is regulated by the Federal Law on Industrial and Consumer Wastes No. 89-FZ.

Russia: Safety requirements for the operation of x-ray inspection systems

As of 26 November 2017, all organisations that produce, sell, test, assemble, service or operate x-ray inspection installations with the maximum energy of up to 15 MeV (e.g. those used for luggage inspection) are required to comply with the adopted safety rules. The Rules to not apply to x-ray scanners used for the inspection of people.

The Rules impose requirements for:

Russia: Adopted requirements for lighting devices and electrical lamps

As of 1 July 2018, manufacturers and importers of lighting devices and electrical lamps used in AC circuits for lighting are required to comply with the adopted requirements. These requirements were adopted by Decree No. 1356 of 10 November 2017 that implements the provisions of Federal Law No. 261-FZ Energy Saving and Increasing Energy Efficiency and aims to reduce energy consumption and to initiate the gradual phase-out of less efficient lamps in Russia. 

Russia: Adopted plan for the fulfillment of obligations under the POPs Convention

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).

Russia: Upcoming changes in occupational health and safety legislation

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

Russia: Amendments to the Fire Safety Regulations

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

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