Stockholm Convention (the POPs Convention) is an international treaty that sets out a set of measures aimed at restriction or prohibition of POPs emissions as a result of their intentional or non-intentional use. The aim of the treaty is to protect human health and the environment from the negative impact of persistent organic pollutants.
The manual is recommended to be applied when inspecting the technical condition of vertical cylindrical steel overground isothermal tanks used or storage of liquefied hydrocarbon gases and liquid ammonia at a temperature not lower than minus 105 degrees Celsius and an overpressure not exceeding 0.02 MPa.
As of 16 May 2018, importers and exporters of certain products and substances are required to obtain an import or export license. The revised list of products the import and export of which is subject to licensing was adopted by Decree No. 708 of 2 November 2017.
The list of products and substances subject to import and/or export licensing includes the name of the designated authority that issues the relevant licences.
The list includes:
The substance called 1-Dimethylamino-2-propanol has been moved from the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is prohibited in Russia into the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is regulated and controlled. The maximum concentration of this substance has been increased from 15% to 40%.
The corresponding amendments have also been made to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The Draft Law on Chemical Safety was proposed by the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia. The draft law aims to create a consolidated legal framework in the area of chemical safety.
The draft proposes to introduce a number of new definitions, such as “hazardous chemical factor”, “chemical threat”, “acceptable chemical risk”, “chemical safety”, “hazardous chemical substance”, “hazardous persistent chemical compounds”, etc.