In accordance with subparagraph 1.1, introduced in January 1, 2016, legal entities and individual entrepreneurs engaged in activities (or planning to carry out activities) that have a significant impact on the environment (as defined in the annex) can only carry out such activities with comprehensive environmental permits.
1.2 A comprehensive environmental permit is a single permissive document certifying the right to emit pollutants into the atmospheric air, water use, and storage and disposal of industrial waste. It shall consider the introduction of best available methods and standards of permissible environmental impact, as well as the conditions for the use of natural resources. It replaces individual permits for the emission of pollutants, special water use, and storage and disposal of industrial waste.
1.3 Comprehensive environmental permits are issued for a period of 5 to 10 years by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
The annex to the Decree lists which facilities are required to obtain a comprehensive environmental permit, including: facilities to produce petroleum products and coke (refineries with a design capacity of 500 tons per day or more, facilities for the gasification and liquefaction of coal and bituminous shale with a design capacity of 500 tons per day or more).