Specialty Technical Publishers and AECOM Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the Russian Federation

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Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and AECOM announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for the Russian Federation. Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost-effective manner.

IAPC EHS Audit Protocols are prepared by AECOM in partnership with STP and focus on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. With a leading global EHS management consulting practice, AECOM has in-depth knowledge of local/regional EHS requirements and a worldwide technical expertise network.

STP and AECOM maintain leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 30 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available on CD-ROM in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through STP’s web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols’ custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management and and safety performance. In addition, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected legislation covered in the newly updated protocol include:

  • “Federal Law No. 96-FZ of May 4, 1999, on Protection of the Air”, as last amended by “Law No. 396-FZ of December 28, 2013,” revised the requirements related to emissions control and abatement equipment.
  • “Government Decree No.228 of March 24, 2014 on State Control Over Consumption and Use of Ozone Depleting Substances” introduces compliance dates for implementing bans on use and import of ozone depleting substances.
  • “MNR Order No.792 of September 30, 2011 on Approval of Procedure for Keeping of the Federal Waste Classification Cadaster” came into force on August 1, 2014. It replaces prior legislation relating to the Waste Catalogue.
  • “Government Decree No.712 of August 16, 2013 on The Procedure for Preparation of Waste Passports for Wastes of Class I-IV Hazard” came into force as of August 1, 2014 and revises the procedures and documentation relating to waste passports/manifests.
  • “Federal Law No 416-FZ of December 7, 2011 on Water Supply and Effluents Discharge,” as last amended by “Law No. 200-FZ of June 28, 2014” includes requirements relating to approval of norms of permissible discharge that will be in force starting January 1, 2015.
  • “Decree of GosGorTekhNadzor No.101 of March 12, 2013 on Approval of Safety Rules in the Oil and Gas Industry” replaced “Decree of GosGorTekhNadzor No. 76 of June 9, 2003, PB 03-605-03, Safety Rules for the Setting Up of Vertical Cylindrical Steel Storage Tanks for Oil and Oil Products,” with minor modifications.
  • “Federal Law No. 426-FZ of December 28, 2013 on Special Assessment of Working Conditions,” as amended by “Law No. 160-FZ of June 23, 2014,” replaced prior legislation and contains detailed lists of factors to be assessed.
  • “RosTekhNadzor Order No.533 of November 12, 2013 on Approval of Rules and Standards in Industrial Safety, Industrial Safety of Hazardous Facilities where Lifting Cranes are Used,” replaced the prior “GosGorTekhNadzor Order No. 398 of December 31, 1999.” The new Order modifies the requirements for hoisting and lifting equipment.
  • “Government Decree No. 272 of April 15, 2011 on Approval of the Rules for Goods Transportation by Vehicles,” as amended by “Decree No. 1208 of December 30, 2011,” implements the requirements of the “European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)” for travel in specific areas within the Russian Federation, including urban, suburban and intercity areas, as well as for transboundary transport of dangerous goods.
  • “Order No. 781 of RosTekhNadzor of December 26, 2012 on Approval of the Methodical Guidelines on Developing an Emergency Response Plan at Facilities that Use Explosive and Combustible Substances and Chemicals”; “Government Decree No.492 of June 10, 2013 on Licensing of Activity for Operation of Fire and Explosion and Chemical Hazard Industrial Facilities of Hazard Class I, II and III,” as amended by “Decree No.344 of April 15, 2014”; and “RosTekhNadzor Order No. 714 of December 12, 2012 On Approval of the Administrative Procedure of Licensing by RosTekhNadzor of Requirements to Operate Fire and Explosion Hazardous Facilities,” revise the requirements related to hazardous facilities, including those relating to licensing of fire and explosion hazardous facilities, formerly licensed separately.

For more information on all International EHS audit protocols offered by STP and AECOM, click here.

About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical education, electronic databases, investment information and specialty websites.

About AECOM
With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS, had revenue of $19.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at http://www.aecom.com.

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