Mandatory requirements for control and supervision authorities are still being revised

18 april 2017

The Analytical Center held an expert discussion dedicated to the organizational aspects of making a plan of actions for the expert working group set up to revise mandatory requirements in the fields of environmental supervision and waste disposal supervision.

The Moderator of the event, Head of the Department for Legal Expertise of the Analytical Center, Marina Labozina, defined it a kick-off meeting prior to discussions in all the working groups of revising mandatory requirements for control and supervision authorities. This idea was supported by Irina Starovoitova, Director of the Department for Constitutional Legislation, Federative Relations Development and Local Self-Government at the Ministry of Justice: “We need to work out an optimal discussion model; so today’s session is some sort of a rehearsal of a working group meeting”. The Ministry of Justice supervises this matter, arranges meetings of all working groups, and its representatives are going to moderate all the discussions.

Having approved the algorithm of holding discussions, the specialists shared their views on several burning issues; and on double waste classification in the first place. The expert community, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources consider the unified classification to be a topical problem, and expressed their readiness to discuss it.

The experts agreed that there are multiple gaps in the legal framework of industrial ecology, as well as contradictions and even nonsense that should be eliminated.

“It is desirable to remove all excessive and repetitive licensing procedures that imply nothing but financial expenses,” said Vladimir Kitaikin, a representative of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Committee for Environment and Natural Resources Utilization. According to him, it is equally important to stop generating new gaps and contradictions that arise when passing new bills and regulations based on the existing ones, shortcomings of which are being discussed.

During the meeting experts reviewed several conflicts of law and analyzed relevant preventive measures.