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:

  • licensing requirements for the licence applicant;
  • licencing requirements for a licensee when carrying out a licensed type of activity;
  • list of documents to be submitted to the licensing authority by the license applicant;
  • a list of documents and information that must be submitted by the licensee to the licensing authority when intending to carry out the licensed type of activity (operation of a chemically hazardous facility) at the address of the place of its implementation that is not indicated in the license, as well as in the case of performing works that constitute the licensed type of activity, but that are not specified in the license.

The appendix to the adopted procedure contains a list of works performed at explosive and fire hazardous and chemically hazardous production facilities of I, II and III hazard classes.

This regulation comes into force on January 1, 2021 and is valid until January 1, 2027.

Law: Decree No. 1661 of 12 October 2020 on Licencing of the Operation of Major Hazard Facilities with a Chemical Hazard and Belonging to Class I, II and III Hazard Facilities