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The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 357 approves the registration process of agrochemicals in Russia. The Federal Law based on the “Production and consumption waste”, in compliance with Article 14 every legal entity and individual entrepreneurs who are involved in the generation of waste of I-IV danger class in the business are obligated to confirm the assignment of waste to a particular class of hazard class it belongs to the process that has established executive authority performing state regulation in the field of environmental protection. The information on origin, characteristic, composition of waste and specific conditions of waste disposal technologies, facilities, use, disposal and the classification of waste materials to a particular class of danger to the environment needs to be provided by the manufacturer to the respective body.   

The agrochemicals used in Russia for the protection of crop and yield improvement, the process of registration in quite long process with complexity.   

The law of Russian Federation “About safe handling of pesticides and agrochemicals” governs the regulation of agrochemicals that regulates the registration process and approval.   

The Federal Law based on " Production and Consumption Waste" and "On approval of the Federal Waste Classifier ", belonging to the order of the MNR of Russia No.786 differentiates waste based on its origin, physical state, aggregative, hazardous properties and environmental hazard class (Article 4.1). The Federal Phytosanitary and veterinary surveillance service which is also known as Rosselkhoznadzor belonging to the MOA of the Russian Federation takes part in monitoring phytosanitary and veterinary conditions in Russia and enforce legal requirements and action for the same. The Federal agency for the technical metrology and regulation belonging to Ministry of industry and trade helps in the management of processing, assessing and servicing for the determination of products to national certification criteria and standards. 

 

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The chemical substances that are sold in the market must be registered in the Russian Federation. The requirement of the registration is mandatory for the main legal act in the field of environmental protection that is “On Protection of the Environment” (10.01.2002, No. 7 –FZ), Federal Act of the Russian Federation. Basically, there are two types of registration that are,   

Temporary registration that is valid for 2 or 5-3 years and includes biological efficiency trials and process of the application. The second type of registration is the permanent registration that is issued for 10 years.   

The registration cost depends on the type of pests and crops on the label. The general cost varies around $90.000- $300.000, however in some exceptional it goes to $160, 0000 if there is a new molecule. The delay in paying the amount results in repeating the complete process along with the payment.   

During the process of registration, the indication of manufacturer is important. The producer or manufacturer for the registration process needs provide the data. In some case where the applicant and the manufacturer are a different person then it is necessary that the applicant has a contract with the manufacturer of the pesticide/agrochemical preparation he/she wishes to register.   

The general obligations for the products to contain in their label are it should have the name of the product, manufacturer data, net volume or weight, Composition, GMO related information, storage conditions, use-by-date or expiry date, production and packaging date, limitations to the use and Eurasian Conformity mark (EAC).  

For the transportation of waste belonging to classes I-IV the safety requirements refer to labelling requirements. The sae storage, use, transportation, disposal, testing and recycling of agrochemicals requires hygienic conditions with set of sanitary rules and regulation by the approval of State sanitary and epidemiological service of the Russian Federation.  

The Federal Law based on " Production and Consumption Waste" and "On approval of the Federal Waste Classifier ", belonging to the order of the MNR of Russia No.786 differentiates waste based on its origin, physical state, aggregative, hazardous properties and environmental hazard class (Article 4.1).  

The classification of waste depends on the level of negative impact on the environment established by the Federal Executive Authority that is responsible for the safe regulation for environment protection (ROSTEHNADZOR). The criteria for the classification of hazardous waste and regulations are developed by the Russian federation Natural resources and Ministry of Environment that approves for completing some documentation that includes methodology for drafting waste generation standards, FWC and waste disposal limits. The registration of waste generation, handling, and recycling in the housing system and for updating the relevant section of the state waste inventory was approved by the State construction and Committee for housing for the generation of waste coming out of rural and urban infrastructure.   

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