Russia: Revised Procedure for Emergency Response Plans

As of 1 January 2021, organisations operating major hazard facilities are to develop the emergency response plans, required by the law, in accordance with a revised procedure. The adoption of the revised procedure will not impact the existing emergency response plans which are to remain valid and are to be revised only in cases, provided by the revised procedure.

Russia: Updated Environmental Pollution Fee Rates

As of 2021 organisations that operate stationary emission sources and/or discharge wastewater into water bodies and/or generate wastes and perform waste disposal operations are required to pay environmental pollution fees subject to the revised rates.

As of 2021, the environmental pollution fee rates are to be paid following the respective rates set for 2018 by Decree 913 of 13 September 2016 with the application of the coefficient that is equal 1.08.

Russia: Adopted set of fire safety rules on evacuation routes and exits

As of 19 September 2020, organisations constructing or renovating industrial or public premises or those developing technical documentation for buildings or structures are required to comply with the adopted Set of Rules SP 1.13130 “Fire protection systems. Evacuation routes and exits”.

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.