Russia: Adopted Occupational Safety Rules for Food Production Facilities

As of 1 January 2021, facilities involved in production of certain types of food in Russia, are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules. The rules apply to facilities involved into production of bread and bakery, pasta, baking yeast, sugar, black treacle, confectionery products, food concentrates, starch, fruit and vegetable products, juices, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, dairy, meat as well as fat and oil products.

Russia: Adopted ecodesign requirements for lights and luminaries

As of 1 January 2021, manufacturers and importers of lighting devices and electrical AC lamps used for lighting purposes are required to comply with the adopted ecodesign requirements. The requirements were adopted by Decree No.2255 of 24 December 2020 (the Decree). The adopted Decree ceases to be valid 24 months after the date of entry into force of the EAEU technical regulation "On requirements for the energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices" (TR EAEU 048/2019), but no later than January 1, 2026.

Russia: Adopted occupational safety rules in construction

As of 1 January 2021, organisations performing construction, renovation and refurbishment activities in Russia are required to comply with the revised set of occupational safety rules.

The rules apply to all organisations and sole traders, regardless of the form of incorporation.

Russia: EPR – Form and submission rules for the environmental charge calculation

Importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) and recycling targets (e.g. electronic equipment, textiles and some types of packaging) will have to submit the environmental charge calculation form in accordance with the rules adopted by Order No. 920 of 13 July 2020.

Russia: Revised registration procedure for major hazard facilities

As of 1 January 2021, organisations intending to register major hazard facilities (MHFs) in the Russian state MHF registry, are required to follow the revised registration procedure. The adoption of the revised registration procedure does not impact any existing and valid registrations.

The adopted registration procedure applies to all organisations intending to operate any MHIs in the Russian Federation.

Russia: Revised licencing requirements for chemically hazardous facilities

As of 1 January 2021, operators applying for a new or updated licence for the operation of major hazard facilities with a chemical hazard, must comply with the revised licencing procedure. The adopted procedure will not require any immediate actions from the holders of existing valid licences.

The adopted procedure sets out:

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.