The proposed draft Decree would add several types of products and packaging to the list of products and packaging subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR). In particular, draft Decree would add the following types of products and packaging to the list:
As of 1 January 2018, organisations that emit regulated hazardous substances into the ambient air, have to use the adopted methods for calculating the dispersion of air pollutant concentrations at the height of two meters from the ground level and at the distance not exceeding 100 km from the emission source as well as for vertical distribution of air pollutant concentrations.
The following methodologies have been adopted:
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology published draft order that would adopt revised templates for the notification forms used for transboundary waste movement operations and/or transboundary waste shipment operations.
The adoption of new forms does not require any immediate actions on part of waste senders, receivers or transporters.
Starting from 12 July 2017, organisations and sole traders are required to suspend, for 90 days, all retail sales of ethanol-containing nonfoods as well as alcohol-containing food additives and flavourings (except glass rinsing liquids, non-liquid alcohol-containing products as well as products packaged in a way that excludes the possibility of their oral consumption) with the content of ethanol exceeding 28% of the total product volume.
Published indexes for the calculation of discounts and surcharges for premiums payable for social insurance against occupational accidents and diseases for 2018
Indexes are set for each type of economic activity (over 1000 classes of economic activity altogether) and are to be used for the calculation of premiums payable in relation to occupational accidents and illnesses insurance.
As of 1 October 2017, all fire safety and environmental state inspectors are required to use special checklists in order to perform a scheduled inspection of an organization.
The checklists will contain questions that the inspectors are to ask the organisations in order to check compliance with environmental or fire safety regulations.
As of 27 June 2018 manufacturers and importers of heating radiators, heating convectors are required to perform certification of such radiators and convectors.
As of 27 December 2018 manufacturers and importers of heating insulation materials and construction mixtures and solutions are required to issue a declaration of conformity for their products.
The adopted Decree lists medical conditions that would disqualify a person from working marine, inland and mixed (river-sea) vessels. The list includes over 100 medical conditions, such as eyesight lower than 0,5 in either eye, stuttering, heart implants or transplants, glaucoma, certain lung diseases, etc.