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Brief overview on the recent waste management legislation and the AEB lobbying activities in this respect

Background information on waste management legislation

New Law on amendments to the Federal Law on Production and Consumption Waste and certain legal acts (law on waste management) came into force as of January 1, 2015.

Further to lobbying activities of the business community including the Association of European Businesses (AEB) producers/importers have been granted a transitional period for 2015 since the Government adopted zero recycling normatives for goods. However, for the majority of goods producers/importers have already to implement responsibility in accordance with the Law starting from 2016.

According to the Law producers/importers have two options. They can implement responsibility by their own (by building their own infrastructure, concluding agreements with waste management (WM) operators, a regional operator, any legal entity or individual entrepreneur dealing with WM or through establishing an association (a union) to which they can delegate fulfillment of recycling normatives. The other option is to pay an ecological fee to the federal budget.

Producers/importers have to declare goods for recycling and report about fulfillment of recycling normatives by April 1 to Rosprirodnadzor (The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service). If they choose to pay an ecological fee to the federal budget (also via Rosprirodnadzor) it has to be done by April 15. There is a set of documents regulating the whole WM process, some of them (decrees on the list of goods for recycling, reporting on fulfillment of recycling normatives, declaration of goods, recycling normatives) are now under revision since several aspects are not covered clearly enough in the legislation.

AEB lobbying actions on waste management

The AEB has been active in the field of waste management legislation for several years. For these purposes the AEB established a cross-industrial Working Group on Waste Management which prepares positions on the question and participates in discussions with state authorities. The intensive work is also carried out in the industrial committees (SHES, crop protection, home appliances, tires producers, retail, others) with an accent on industries’ specifics.

Some industries in the AEB have already launched or are strongly considering launching pilot projects on implementation of waste management responsibility. The AEB is also in close contact with recycling companies and takes efforts in setting up interaction between producers/importers, recycling companies and other interested companies dealing with waste management.

The AEB cooperates closely with the RF Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Ministry of Construction and Housing Utilities, Ministry of Economic Development, the Federal Antimonopoly Service and other state bodies responsible for implementation of waste management responsibility who ask for the AEB expertise and best practices from other countries. In this respect the AEB having expertise in lobbying in the waste management field is also a platform for a dialogue between different industries and state authorities.

For more information please contact Maya Limonnikova, AEB Legal Advisor, maya.limonnikova@aebrus.ru

Additional materials on waste management

  • AEB events on waste management
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Meeting with Rosprirodnadzor on 26 December, 2016

Meeting with Rosprirodnadzor on 17 November, 2016

http://rpn.gov.ru/node/27468

AEB Conference “WASTE MANAGEMENT: THE NEW RUSSIAN WASTE LEGISLATION AND ITS PRACTICAL STEPS”, 2016

http://www.aebrus.ru/en/aeb-events/detail.php?ELEMENT_ID=3504501

Round Table “New waste management regulation and its impact on business”, 2015

http://www.aebrus.ru/en/aeb-events/detail.php?ELEMENT_ID=1737693

http://www.aebrus.ru/en/aeb-committees-and-working-groups/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=14092

  • Laws

Federal Law №89-FZ https://rg.ru/1998/06/30/utilizaciya-dok.html

Federal Law №458-FZ https://rg.ru/2014/12/31/othody-dok.html

Federal Law №404-FZ http://www.kremlin.ru/acts/bank/40409

  • Decrees and other documents

Decree on the list of goods for recycling http://government.ru/docs/19831/

Decree on recycling normatives

http://government.ru/media/files/BqlX2fLb9r6fAZepAAoAaAoDT9UNFBvU.pdf

Decree on declaration of the released goods http://government.ru/docs/all/104777/

Decree on reporting of fulfillment of recycling normatives

http://government.ru/media/files/AZIfAtAcektc5waPqyhgkVHtTramX40r.pdf

Decree on the ecological fee rate

http://government.ru/media/files/LqJN7wXUMbwfpgkKwMqqd6NIOep6Ya8R.pdf

Decree on the order on collection of the ecological fee

http://www.mnr.gov.ru/activities/detail.php?ID=142750&spetial=Y

Decree on the order of implementation of responsibility http://government.ru/docs/21376/

Decree on licensing of activities in the waste management field

http://government.ru/docs/19994/

Decree on selection of regional operators

http://government.ru/docs/24462/

Decree on the unique state system of waste counting (EGAIS)

http://government.ru/media/files/WSuGVRqa1g53mautrrZXIaPWc90hg3Ew.pdf

Recommended recycling act forms:

http://54.rpn.gov.ru/sites/default/files/%D0%9A%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F/akt_1.pdf 

http://54.rpn.gov.ru/sites/default/files/%D0%9A%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F/akt_2.pdf

  • Explanations of the state bodies

Waste management responsibility questions 

news from Rosprirodnadzor website http://rpn.gov.ru/node/27600

a court decision http://www.mos-sud.ru/ms/369/act/as/?id=2752938&year=2016

Rosprirodnadzor’s explanations on implementation of the Law http://rpn.gov.ru/node/851

Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology’s explanations regarding ecological fee payment and declaration of goods, packaging http://www.mnr.gov.ru/regulatory/detail.php?ID=142214

  • Amendments to the important bylaws (ongoing, as of October 19, 2016):

List of goods for recycling http://regulation.gov.ru/projects/List/AdvancedSearch#npa=46467

Declaration http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=49489

Reporting http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=49483

Recyclinhg normatives http://regulation.gov.ru/projects/List/AdvancedSearch#npa=52935 -

  • Recent articles and videos

Росприроднадзор доводит до сведения заинтересованных лиц рекомендованные формы актов утилизации отходов http://54.rpn.gov.ru/node/28774

Руководитель Росприроднадзора принял участие в расширенном заседании Комитета Госдумы по экологии и охране окружающей среды http://rpn.gov.ru/node/28141

Рассмотрена новая «дорожная карта» реформы в сфере обращения с коммунальными отходами http://www.komitet2-21.km.duma.gov.ru/site.xp/052057124050050050057.html

Ольга Тимофеева: «Реформа в сфере управления отходами поставлена под жесткий парламентский контроль» http://www.komitet2-21.km.duma.gov.ru/site.xp/052052124050050050055.html

В рамках Московской экорезиденции обсуждены правовые основы для развития вторичной переработки отходов http://www.komitet2-21.km.duma.gov.ru/site.xp/052052124050050049055.html


http://www.vedomosti.ru/economics/articles/2016/11/30/667495-othodov-nelzya-zahoronit

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3155413

http://www.vedomosti.ru/business/articles/2016/10/14/660906-pivovari-butilki

http://www.vedomosti.ru/economics/articles/2016/10/19/661534-pererabotku-othodov

http://www.komitet2-21.km.duma.gov.ru/site.xp/052052124050050049053.html

https://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/9361/episode_id/1335133/video_id/1523086/

https://rg.ru/2016/09/28/sergej-donskoj-chislo-levyh-svalok-v-20-raz-prevyshaet-chislo-legalnyh.html

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2923542




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