Environmental: Licensing of Waste Handling Activities


On 28 March 2012 the Government issued Resolution No. 255 on licensing of waste handling activities.

Following the adoption of a new Federal Law “On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities”, the Resolution specifies the procedure for licensing of activities relating to collection, use, decontamination and disposal of hazardous waste. Activities relating to waste transportation are no longer subject to licensing. The Resolution also specifies a list of documents to be submitted by an applicant for obtaining a license as well as licensing requirements and terms for implementing waste handling activities. As before, the Federal Service on Supervision in the Sphere of Nature Use issues licenses for conducting these activities.

The Resolution will enter into force seven days after the date of its official publication and will abolish Government Resolution No. 524 dated 26 August 2006 on the same matter.

For further information please contact Igor Ostapets or Alexandra Schukina in the Moscow office of White & Case, tel + 7 495 787 3000 .