Legislation

 

Armenia’s Constitution and Membership to International Conventions

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

 

RA Laws

# Title No Date
1 The RA Law on Waste ՀՕ-159-Ն 24-Nov-2004
2 The RA Law on Waste Disposal and Sanitary Cleaning ՀՕ-237-Ն 23-Jun-2011
3 The RA Law on Environmental Impact Assessment  ՀՕ-110-Ն 21-Jun-2014
4 The RA Law on  sanitary-epidemic safety ՀՕ-43 12-Dec-1992
5 The RA Law on Licensing ՀՕ-193 30-May-2001
6 The RA Law on Local Governance ՀՕ-337 07-May-2002
7 The RA Law on Local Governance in the City of Yerevan ՀՕ-5-Ն 26-Dec-2008
8 The RA Taxation Code ՀՕ-165-Ն 01-Jan-2018
9 RA Administrative Offences Code ՀՍՍՀԳՍՏ 1985/23 06-Dec-1985
10 The RA Criminal Code ՀՕ-528-Ն 18-Apr-2003

 

RA Government Decisions

# Title No Date
1 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
2 The Decision of the RA Government on Confirmation of the Licensing Procedure for Hazardous Waste Management Activities in RA 121-Ն 30-Jan-2003
3 The Decision of the RA Government on the Recognition of the Authorized Body in the Area of Waste Management 599-Ն 19-May-2005
4 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
5 The Decision of the RA Government on the Establishment of the Conduct of Waste Certification 47-Ն 19-Jan-2006
6 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Conduct of Waste Formation, Recycling, and Utilization Objects Registry 500-Ն 20-Apr-2006
7 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Waste State Registration Procedure 1739-Ն 7-Dec-2006
8 The Decision of the RA Government on Establishment of Registry Conduct of Waste Disposal Sites 1180-Ն 13-Jul-2006
9 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
10 The Decision of the RA Government on Confirmation of Technical Regulations of Packaging Waste 1544-Ն 28-Sep-2006
11 The Decision of the RA Government on the Establishment of Conduct of State Cadastre of Waste 144-Ն 18-Jan-2007
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
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 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 The Decision of the RA Government on Confirmation of Technical Regulations on Lubricants, Oils, and Special Liquids N 546-Ն 14-May-2015
27 The Decision of the RA Government on Mandatory Norms of Shared Property Maintenance of Multi-apartment Buildings. 1161-Ն 04-Dec-2007

 

RA Prime Minister decisions

# Title No Date
1 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on the Measures Ensuring the Implementation of RA Law on Waste 380-Ա 30-May-2005
2 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
3 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

 

Decrees issued by Ministers

# Title No Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 The Decree of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Confirmation of the Exemplary Form of Waste Passport 19-Ն 2-Feb-2007
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 The Decision of the Yerevan Council of Elders on Confirming the Procedure for Calculating the number of Taxpayers for Waste Collection, as well as Waste Collection Cost and the Method for Payment Collection 360-Ն 23-Dec-2011
14 The Decree of the RA Minister of Healthcare on Establishment of Conduct of Registration in Pharmacies or Pharmacy Booths 05-Ն 1-Feb-2013
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 Construction norms: “Urban planning. Urban and rural dwelling design and construction” 263-Ն 14-Oct-2014

 

Licenses for Companies

# Title No Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 «Առողջության զարգացման կենտրոն» ՍՊԸ-ին վտանգավոր թափոնների վնասազերծման լիցենզիա տալու մասին ՀՀ Կառավարության որոշում (կենսաբանական թափոնների վնասազերծման համար) 1494-Ա 24-դեկտ-2009
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
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 “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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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

 

Ratification of International Agreements

# Title No Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
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 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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