Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Revised waste management rules

As of 28 December 2020, facilities generating wastes and performing waste management operations are required to comply with the revised set of waste management rules.

Kazakhstan: Adopted rules for maintaining the Registry of Prohibited Substances

As of 20 December 2020, the revised rules for maintaining the Kazakhstan Registry of Prohibited Substances start to apply.

The Rules provide that the competent authority responsible for creating and maintaining the Registry is the "Committee for Sanitary and Epidemiological Control of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan".

Kazakhstan: Rules for the importation, production and distribution of non-iodised salt

As of 3 December 2020, importers, manufacturers and distributors of non-iodised salt are required to comply with the adopted set of rules. The rules restrict the use of non-iodised salt with the purpose of prevention of iodine deficiency in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Rules say that the importation, production and sale of non-iodised salt in Kazakhstan is only allowed for:

EAEU: Adopted list of testing methods for disinfectants (biocidal products)

On 8 December 2020, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission made changes to the Unified Sanitary and Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements for Products Subject to Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision. The document is supplemented with a list of methods that are to be used for evaluating the effectiveness of disinfectants and biocides that are to be placed on the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) market.

KAZAKHSTAN: Revised Rules for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Manufacturers and importers pf products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Kazakhstan are required to comply with the revised version of the Rules on EPR obligations, including management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging.

The EPR obligations arise:

-          For manufacturers – from the moment a finished product has been recorded as such in the manufacturer’s internal records;

EAEU: Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment

As of 1 June 2012, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment into the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) are required to comply with the requirements set out in the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment (TR TS 019/2011) – the EAEU TR on PPE. 

Kazakhstan: Adopted occupational health requirements for laboratories where potentially hazardous chemicals are used

As of 1 January 2018, organisations operating laboratories where potentially hazardous chemical or biological substances are used are required to comply with the adopted health and safety requirements.

The adopted rules impose requirements for the construction, water supply, conditioning, ventilation as well as storage and transportation of materials and substances used in laboratories.

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