Hazardous materials and dangerous goods

GEORGIA: Adopted Rules for Handling PCBs and PCB-containing Oils

As of 20 December 2022, organisations handling or generating used oils or using electrical transformers or other equipment potentially containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Georgia are required to comply with the revised rules on handling polychlorinated biphenyls  (PCBs) and oils containing PCBs.

Moldova: adopted law on industrial emissions

Moldova: adopted law on industrial emissions

As of 21 October 2024, the law on industrial emissions enters into force in Moldova.

The law takes into consideration the provisions of the EU Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions as well as Directive (EU) 2015/2193 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants.

RUSSIA: Permits for drivers transporting dangerous goods remain valid until November 2020

The Ministry of Transport of Russia, the competent authority for the implementation in the Russian Federation of the provisions of the European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) has decided to extend the validity of certificates related to dangerous goods transportation. This decision was made in connection with the emerging epidemiological situation, as well as taking into account the provisions of multilateral agreement M324 to ADR.

Russia: Temporary suspension of ADR requirements on tanks

Until 1 January 2019, the requirements of subsections and of Annex A of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods of September 30, 1957 (ADR) concerning type approval certificates as well as requirements for the inspection and tests of tank-vehicles, demountable tanks, tank-containers, tank swap bodies battery-vehicles or MEGC will not apply in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Russia: Installing GLONASS navigation on vehicles transporting dangerous goods

As of 15 April 2018, owners of transport vehicles used for dangerous goods transportation are required to use the revised procedure for the installation of GLONASS navigation system on such vehicles. The requirement to install GLONASS navigation on vehicles transporting dangerous goods has existed before and is not a new one.

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).