These days Russia sees burgeoning of necessary legal environment for the adoption of the best available technology (BAT); BAT information and technical reference books are being developed as the documents of national standardization system.
To develop these processes, based on the positive experience received, the United Nations Development Programme Project/ Global Environmental Facility and the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation initiated to accept in due course State Standard Р 57446-2017 “Best Available Technology. Rehabilitation of the Disturbed Lands and Land Plots. Restoration of Biological Diversity” with effect from 1 December 2017.
Another important focus area is inclusion of best practices of the United Nations Development Programme Project/ Global Environmental Facility and the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation into the Reports of Innovation Decisions for Conservation of Biodiversity for Mining Industry which served as the basis for the Best Available Technology Reference Book ‘Mining Industry. General Processes and Techniques’ approved by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology in 2016. This will assist to improve corporate policies and standards during the transition to the new methodological basis of management of adverse impact of mining production on the environment based on the BAT principles.