The State Regulatory Service Has Cancelled Validity of the Order of Ministry of Infrastructure On Mandatory Licensing of Railway Transportation of Hazardous Cargo
It came to knowledge, that starting from 21 November 2017 the second paragraph of sub-clause 1.11.3 and sixteenth paragraph of sub-clause 1.11.1 of clause 1.11 of Rules of Transportation of Hazardous Cargo adopted by the Order No. 156 of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Ukraine is void.
Particularly, this refers to the necessity of mandatory licensing of transactions related to transportation of hazardous cargo by the railway not only for the transport operators but also for senders/recipients of petroleum products.
Since the Ukrainian Oil & Gas Association has initiated the discussion about the illegitimate character of new requirements to the transportation services, the parties came to an oral agreement on postponing the effective date of the Order No. 156, and the State Regulatory Service has submitted its comments to the Ministry of Infrastructure obliging it to correct violations of the current legislation. Taking into account that this was not done within the term defined by the law, the effect of this legal and regulatory document has been suspended.
In recognition of the need to bring the current standards into compliance with European standards the Association insists on application of a more careful approach to changes of the mechanism of improvement of the hazardous cargo transportation safety, since ambiguous interpretations and contradictions in the legislative acts create a fertile ground for fraud and corruption.