The State Regulatory Service Sent a Letter to the Ministry of Infrastructure on the Need to Amend the Rules for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail.
On September 20, it became known that the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine, sent an official letter to the relevant department regarding the need to eliminate violations of the principles of the state regulatory policy and the current legislation of Ukraine, following a detailed examination of the amendments to the Regulations for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (Order No. 156).
As assumed by the experts of the Oil & Gas Association, the main comments of the SRS related to the need to introduce compulsory licensing not only for carriers, but also for senders/receivers of oil products, i. e. for subjects of economic activity not engaged in transportation of goods at all.
In addition, according to the amendments to the Law No. 222, paper licenses were abolished on January 1. Therefore, the official request of the Ukrzaliznytsia branches to the UOGA participants to provide a copy of this license contradicts this law. Furthermore, the state-owned enterprise PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia is not authorized to conduct such inspections, since the availability of the permits of licensees is controlled by the relevant state authorities.
Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Infrastructure, which requires licensing of rail carriage and dispatch of dangerous goods, are to be made within a period of two months. In case the decision of the State Regulatory Service is not performed, the validity of this law is suspended.
The Ukrainian Oil & Gas Association will continue to monitor the implementation of legislative provisions on this matter.