Legislation

 

 

RA Laws on Waste Governance

# Title No Date
1 The Decision of the RA Government on Approving the Proposal for Signing the Agreement on “Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste Management Cooperation among CIS Member States” 604-Ա 24-May-2018
2 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Solid Waste Management Concept in Syunik Region of the Republic of Armenia 54 28-Dec-2017
3 Decision of the RA Government on the approval of 2017 extra-budgetary expenses of the Armavir Regional Administration for the project “Greener Armenia, Waste Sorting” courses and campaigns implemented in Armavir region of the Republic of Armenia by the Embassy of Czech Republic, as well as on making changes and amendments in 2017 state budget and 1313-N Decree of December 29, 2016 of the RA Government 1639-Ն 14-Dec-2017
4 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Solid Waste Management Concept in Lori Region of the Republic of Armenia 49 23-Nov-2017
5 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Solid Waste Management Concept in Shirak Region of the Republic of Armenia 38 7-Sept-2017
6 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session about the Approval of the Program on the Implementation of the Strategy for Solid Waste Management System in the Republic of Armenia 13 30-Mar-2017
7 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Strategy of Solid Waste Management System for 2017-2036 of the Republic of Armenia 49 Part 1 Part 2 8-Dec-2016
8 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on Confirmation of the List of Measures Enforcing the RA Law on Making Amendments to RA Law on Waste 786-Ա 28-Aug-2015
9 The Decision of  the RA Government on Providing State Control Act during the Export and Import of Precious metals, Precious Stones, Scrap and Waste of Precious Metals from the Territory of Armenia to Third Countries and from Third Countries to the Territory of Armenia 1331-Ն

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5-Nov-2015
10 The Decision of RA Government on Regulating the Export and Import of Precious metals, Precious Stones, Raw Precious Stones, Scrap and Waste of Precious Stones, Minerals and Concentrates of Precious Metals and Raw Materials Containing Precious Metals from the Territory of Armenia to Third Countries and from Third Countries to the Territory of Armenia 83-Ն 30-Jan-2015
11 Construction norms: “Urban planning. Urban and rural dwelling design and construction” 263-Ն 14-Oct-2014
12 The Decree of the RA Minister of Economy on Confirmation of the Procedure for Data Examination Submitted by the Applicant to Receive a Conclusion on the Outcome of Goods Imported as “Temporary Import for Recycling” after Recycling, as well as the Calculation of the Minimum Amount of Waste, Remnants and Wastage from Recycling 308-Ն 15-May-2013
13 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on the ratification of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management ԱԺՈ-060-Ն 21-Mar-2013
14 The Decisions of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case Concerning the Determination of the Issue Regarding the Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Signed on 5 September 1997 in Vienna with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-1069 22-Jan-2013
15 The Decree of the RA Minister of Healthcare on Establishment of Conduct of Registration in Pharmacies or Pharmacy Booths 05-Ն 1-Feb-2013
16 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Guidelines for Safe Installation and Neutralization of Consumer and Industrial Waste N 16

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26-Apr-2012
17 The Decision of the Yerevan Council of Elders on Confirming the Procedure for Calculating the of number of Taxpayers for Waste Collection, as well as Waste Collection Cost and the Method for Payment Collection 360-Ն 23-Dec-2011
18 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of Management Guide for Waste Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls 41

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20-Oct-2011
19 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Main Outline of the Landfill Locations in Lake Sevan Basin
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10-June-2011
20 The RA Law on Waste Disposal and Sanitary Cleaning ՀՕ-237-Ն 23-Jun-2011
21 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Waste and Atmosphere Emissions Management Agency within the Ministry of Nature Protection 1189-Ն 3-Sept-2010
22 The Decree of the RA Minister of Health on Approving the Hygiene Requirements N 2.1.7.002-09 Sanitary Rules and Norms for occupational safety of personnel performing work in the field of sanitary maintenance of settlements, collection, storage, transportation, processing, recycling, utilization, clearance and burial of waste, as well as sanitary protection of residential areas. 25-Ն 22-Dec-2009
23 The Decree of the RA Minister of Health on Confirmation of “Hygienic requirements for the use of hazardous chemical waste and the storage and transportation of hazardous chemicals” N 2.1.7.001-09 Sanitary Rules and Norms 20-Ն 29-Oct-2009
24 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of Terms of Safe Use of Construction and Demolition Waste 30 23-Jul-2009
25 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on Confirmation of Schedule of Implementation of Sanitary Cleaning and Waste Disposal in Yerevan in 2009 266-Ա 31-Mar-2009
26 The Decree of the RA Minister of Health on Confirmation of “Hygienic and anti-epidemic requirements for medical waste disposal” N 2.1.3-3 Sanitary Rules and Norms 03-Ն

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4-March-2008
27 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Confirmation of the Exemplary Form of Calculation of Projects of Waste Formation Standards and their Installation Thresholds 97-Ն

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27-Apr-2007
28 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Confirmation of the Exemplary Form of Waste Passport 19-Ն 2-Feb-2007
29 The Decision of the RA Government on the Establishment of Conduct of State Cadastre of Waste 144-Ն 18-Jan-2007
30 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Confirmation of the List of Waste Classified by the Level of Hazard 430-ՆPart 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 25-Dec-2006
31 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on the Approval of Landfill Registry Sheet and Registry Book Forms 387-Ն 24-Nov-2006
32 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Confirmation of the List of Consumer and Industrial waste (including Waste from Natural Resource Use) formed in the Area of the Republic of Armenia 342-ՆPart 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 26-Oct-2006
33 The Decision of the RA Government on Confirmation of Technical Regulations of Packaging Waste 1544-Ն 28-Sep-2006
34 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Conduct of Waste Registration, Formation, Disposal (Destruction, Neutralization, Installation) and Utilization 1343-Ն 14-Sep-2006
35 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Registry Conduct of Waste Disposal Sites 1180-Ն 13-Jul-2006
36 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Waste State Registration Procedure 1739-Ն 7-Dec-2006
37 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Approving Registration Forms and Registry Books for Waste Producing, Recycling and Disposing Facilities 359-Ն 7-Nov-2006
38 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Conduct of Waste Formation, Recycling, and Utilization Objects Registry 500-Ն 20-Apr-2006
39 The Decision of the RA Government on the Establishment of Conduct of Waste Certification 47-Ն 19-Jan-2006
40 The Decision of the RA Government on Confirmation of the Conduct of the Projects of Waste Formation Standards and their Installation Thresholds 2291-Ն 9-Dec-2005
41 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on the Measures Ensuring the Implementation of RA Law on Waste 380-Ա 30-May-2005
42 The Decision of the RA Government on the Recognition of the Authorized Body in the Area of Waste Management 599-Ն 19-May-2005
43 The RA Law on Waste ՀՕ-159-Ն 24-Nov-2004
44 The Decision of the RA Government on Confirmation of the Licensing Procedure for Hazardous Waste Management Activities in RA 121-Ն 30-Jan-2003
45 The Decision of the RA State Statistical Agency on Approving the “Summary Report on Waste, Usage and Disposal” Form # 1 – State Statistical Report Form and the Filling Instruction 208-Ն 10-Sept-2002
46 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Approving the Form N 1 “On Waste Generation, Use and Disposal”- (annual) Administrative Statistical Report and Filling Instruction for the Form N 1 “On Waste Generation, Use and Disposal”- (annual) Administrative Statistical Report Directive 112-Ն 22-Aug-2002
47 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the Agreement on Control of Transboundary Transportation of Hazardous and Other Wastes Ն-057-2 23-Feb-2000
48 The Decision of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case Concerning the Determination of the Issue Regarding the Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the Agreement on Control of Transboundary Transportation of Hazardous and Other Wastes Signed on April 12, 1996 in Moscow with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-195 14-Dec-1999
49 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on the Approval of Documents Regarding the List of Regulated and Non-Regulated Wastes stipulated by the RA Government Decree N 97 of 8 December 1995, as well as the List of their Hazardous Features, and their Registration, Notification and Removal Activities 96 10-Aug-1999
50 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Joining the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes Ն-322-1 26-Mar-1999
51 The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Convention 5-Sept-1997
52 The Decision of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case Concerning the Determination of the Issue Regarding the Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-50 18-Apr-1997
53 Agreement on the Control of the Transboundary Transportation of Hazardous and Other Wastes Agreement 12-Apr-1996
54 The Decision of the RA Government on the Trade Procedure of Scrap of Black and Non-ferrous Metals, as well as Products Made of Black and Non-ferrous Metal (for Domestic Use) 309 24-Sep-1996
55 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal Part 1 | Part 2 22-March-1989

 

Licenses for Companies

# Title No Date
1 The decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on issuing a license to “Khachhar” LLC for collecting, transporting, storing, and recycling of the hazardous waste in form of pieces of asphalt and concrete mixture and building demolition waste. 27-Ա 31-Jan-2019
2 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Minasyan Recycling Company” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (for the collection and temporary storage of batteries of non-consumable cars) 1130-Ա 14-Sept-2017
3 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Rusal Armenal” CJCS to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to store aluminum dross generated during the production of foil, as well as for storage of mercury lamps, mercury thermometers, used lead accumulators and various oils) 566-Ա 25-05-2017
4 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for ” Metexim” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to collect, store, and transport used acid batteries and for storage and export of metal scrap) 933-Ա 8-Sept-2016
5 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Aroghj-Sunk” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to reuse poultry manure and straws) 1238-Ա 22-Oct-2015
6 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Graphene-Shin” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to recycle crumb-rubber waste) 1234-Ա 22-Oct-2015
7 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Edmet” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to store used lead batteries for future export) 1153-Ա 8-Oct-2015
8 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on Approving the Investment Project of Armenian-Czech “GreenEco-kas” LLC for the Construction of Waste Recycling Plant and Founding a Greenhouse Farming (It is planned to get electricity and oil from recycled waste) 45 8-Oct-2015
9 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “G. Nazaryan and Friends” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to recycle oil wastes, as well as to extract ammonium molybdate from industrial wastes generated during the production of high copper-containing ferromolybdenum and molybdenum oxide) 77-Ա 05-Feb-2015
10 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “AM-ESKA” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to recycle tires, oil wastes, plastic waste, bags, containers (polyethylene), cartridges, files and other office solid wastes, advertising banners (polypropylene), household appliances (polystyrene)) 667-Ա 3-July-2014
11 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Mobile-TV” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste and Declaring the Decision No. 558-A of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on May 21, 2009 Void (to recycle tire) 180-Ա 28-Feb-2013
12 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Armenian Molybdenum Production” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (for recycling molybdenum-containing catalysts imported from the petrochemical industry to extract molybdenum from them) 1662-Ա 15-Nov-2012
13 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi” State Non-Commercial Organization to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste and on Making Amendment to the 1716-N Decision of RA Government of September 15, 2005 (only for own needs) 1548-Ն 25-Oct-2011
14 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “EcoProtect” LLC to Recycle, Neutralize, Store, Transport and Install Hazardous Waste (to recycle and dispose clinical, medical and other types of waste, as well as contaminated food of animal origin) 1045-Ա 28-July-2011
15 The Decision of the RA Government on Reformulating the License Issued for “Health Development Center” LLC to Neutralize Hazardous Waste (In 2016 the company was declared bankrupt) 1614-Ա 17-Nov-2011
16 The Decision of the RA Government on Reformulation the License Issued for “Ekologia V.K.H” LLC to Neutralize Hazardous Waste 1370-Ա 22-Sept-2011
17 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Health Development Center” LLC. to Neutralize Hazardous Waste (to neutralize biological waste) 1494-Ա 24-Dec-2009
18 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Ekologia VKH” LLC to Neutralize Hazardous Waste (to dispose medical waste) 449-Ա 26-March-2009
19 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “JinjEko” LLC to Neutralize Hazardous Waste (to neutralize and recycle matter obtained from the development of films, x-rays, and other tapes) 150-Ա 19-Feb-2009
20 The Decision of the RA Government on Issuing License for “Hoktemberyan Ferroalloy Plant” LLC to Recycle Hazardous Waste (to recycle catalysts containing molybdenum. In 2013, the company was declared bankrupt) 1425-Ա 12-Oct-2006
21 The Decision of the RA Government on Allowing “OMEGA-NK” LLC for Experimental Recycling of Hazardous Wastes (experimental recycling of 20 tons of “GM-70” used catalysts) 271-Ա 2-Feb-2006

 

Ratification of International Agreements

# Title No Date
1 The Decision of the RA Government on Approval of the Letter-Agreement on “Extending the Loan Agreement for Yerevan Solid Waste Management Project” signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on December 11, 2015. 1453-Ա 13-Dec-2018
2 The Decree of the RA President on Confirmation of the “Yerevan Solid Waste” Eastern European Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership Regional Grant Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Investment Bank on December 1, 2017. ՆՀ-124-Ն 26-Feb-2018
3 The Decision of the RA Government on Organizing Measures Within the Framework of Solid Waste Management Program in Kotayk and Gegharkunik Regions signed on April 5, 2016 between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 210-Ա 23-Feb-2017
4 The Decision of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case of Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the Finance Contract “Yerevan Solid Waste Project: Phase I” signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Investment Bank on October 16, 2015 with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-1267 19-Apr-2016
5 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the “Yerevan Solid Waste Project: Phase I” Financing Agreement signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Investment Bank on October 16, 2015 ԱԺՈ-216-Ն 12-May-2016
6 The Decision of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case of Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the “Yerevan Solid Waste Project” Loan Agreement Signed between the Republic of Armenia and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on December 11, 2015 with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-1266 19-Apr-2016
7 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the “Yerevan Solid Waste Project” Loan Agreement Signed between the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan Municipality, Yerevan City New Landfill CJSC and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ԱԺՈ-215-Ն 12-May-2016
8 The Decree of the RA President on Confirmation of the “Yerevan Solid Waste Project” Grant Agreement Signed between the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan Municipality, Yerevan City New Landfill CJSC and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ՆՀ-1122-Ն 3-Nov-2016
9 The Decision of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case of Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the Loan Agreement on Kotayk and Gegharkunik Region Solid Waste Management Project signed between the Republic of Armenia and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development on April 5 , 2016 with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-1284 21-June-2016
10 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the “Kotayk and Gegharkunik Solid Waste Management Program” Loan Agreement signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ԱԺՈ-234-Ն 30-June-2016
11 The Extract from the Protocol of RA Government Session on Approving the “Kotayk and Gegharkunik Solid Waste Management Program” Loan Agreement signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on April 5, 2016 9  22-June-2016
12 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on Approving the “Yerevan Solid Waste Program” Loan Agreement, signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on December 11, 2015 8  3-March-2016
13 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on Approving the “Yerevan Solid Waste: Phase I” Financial Contract Signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Investment Bank on October 16, 2015 8

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3-March-2016
14 The Decision of the RA Constitutional Court on the Case of Conformity of the Obligations Stipulated by the Loan Agreement on Solid Waste Management Program in Kotayk Region signed between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on 19 December 2014 with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia ՍԴՈ-1199 7-Apr-2015
15 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the Loan Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for “Kotayk Region Solid Waste Management Project” ԱԺՈ-158-Ն 21-May-2015
16 The Decree of the President of RA on Confirmation of the Grant Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and Hrazdan Municipality and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on “Kotayk Marz Solid Waste Management Project” ՆՀ-235-Ն 12-March-2015
17 The Decision to Confirm the Amended Grant Agreement between the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Armenia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed on January 26, 2011 and February 2, 2011 for “Kotayk Solid Waste Management – Environmental and Social Research” ՆՀ-33-Ն 21-Feb-2011
18 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on Establishing an Executive Board for the TF 095221 Grant Project “Advisory Support for the Public-Private Partnership Body Implementing Solid Waste Management in Yerevan” signed between the Republic of Armenia and the World Bank  1004-Ն  2-Dec-2009
19 The Decree of the RA President on Confirmation of the TF 095221 Grant Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and International Development Association for Consultancy Assistance Transaction for Public-Private Partnership for the Management of Solid Waste in Yerevan ՆՀ-292-Ն 30-Nov-2009

 

Membership to International Conventions

#  Title Date
1 Agreement on “Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste Management Cooperation among CIS Member States” 2018
2 Minamata Convention on Mercury 2013
3 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants 2004
4 Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade 2004
5 Basel Convention on Transformation of Hazardous Wastes 1999
6 Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 1997
7 Helsinki Convention on “Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents” 1997
8 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution 1997