How to dispose of the soil contaminated with the seeds of Sosnovsky’s hogweed and how to correctly calculate the dispersion of emissions of harmful substances in the atmospheric air? These and many other issues of environmental expertise were discussed by the participants of the round table with the participation of specialized specialists from the Glavgosexpertiza of Russia and representatives of expert bodies of the CIS countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. The event was organized as part of the execution paragraph 2.2 of the Resolution VI International Conference “Development of the Institute of Construction Expertise”.
“Over the past year, a lot has changed in our countries and around the world. At the same time, the importance of all issues related to nature conservation, ensuring environmental and sanitary and epidemiological safety remains unchanged. Moreover, against the backdrop of ongoing global changes, these problems are becoming even more relevant, so I would like our multilateral cooperation in this format to continue to develop actively, enriching all of us with useful experience in assessing the environmental safety of facilities.”– emphasized Svetlana Balashova, Deputy Head of the Glavgosexpertiza of Russia, opening the round table meeting.
One of the most important aspects of such cooperation is the examination in the “one window” mode, Svetlana Balashova believes. Oksana Rodivilova, Head of the Department of Ecological Expertise of the Glavgosexpertiza of Russia, told the participants of the round table in more detail about the new procedure. The service for the simultaneous conduct of environmental and state construction expertise is provided from September 1, 2022 in accordance with Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2366. At the moment, 126 objects have been submitted for consideration by Glavgosexpertiza and Rosprirodnadzor. “The new procedure saves time for customers, but on the other hand, it increases their responsibility, since a simultaneous receipt of a positive opinion is possible only if the project documentation is of impeccable quality and there are no comments from both departments”, – said Oksana Rodivilova, answering the questions of foreign colleagues about the principles of work and the advantages of the “one window” mode. The new mechanism aroused interest among all participants of the round table, so the parties agreed to continue the dialogue on this topic and promote the exchange of methodological base and practical experience in assessing the environmental safety of objects.
In turn, the experts of Glavgosexpertiza were interested in the experience of Belarusian colleagues in the fight against cow parsnip in urban areas. So, for example, for developers in Minsk there is a mandatory requirement: if the seeds of Sosnowsky’s hogweed are found at the land allotment site, then various measures are required for such soil: from pouring contaminated areas with “clean” soil during earthworks to the removal of contaminated soils to specialized landfills.
During the round table, representatives of Glavgosexpertiza also shared with foreign colleagues their experience in evaluating the results of engineering surveys, considering design solutions for facilities in areas with special conditions for the use of territories, as well as in terms of compliance with environmental, sanitary and epidemiological requirements and other mandatory requirements stipulated by Russian legislation.
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