Work of environmental authorities in a special regime aimed at non-proliferation of coronavirus infection

Due to the threat of spread of coronavirus infection, adjustments have been made to the work of state environmental authorities.
Committee for nature management, environmental protection and environmental safety:
Now users of natural resources can submit: a Declaration on the impact on the environment, reports on the organization and results of production control, reports on waste management, applications for registration of objects on the state register of NWOS to the Committee by mail, or using a special box for correspondence located near the security post.
The North-Western inter-regional management of Rosprirodnadzor:
The reception of applications from citizens and legal entities on paper has been temporarily suspended. Requests are accepted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as well as through the feedback form. Personal acceptance of applications for the provision of public services on paper, including materials for the organization and conduct of state environmental expertise, is not carried out. Scheduled and unscheduled inspections are suspended until may 1, 2020.

Another meeting on the project was held

On March 31, 2020, a 4-hour remote meeting on the project was held, with 13 people present. We discussed the work on the project in the current situation, and decided to hold the next meeting on April 30. All work should be done remotely.

I had a phone conversation with a representative of the company EcoPeatMix

This week, I had a phone conversation with a representative of EcoPeatMix.
The main product of the company is a peat sorbent for the elimination of spills of oil, petroleum products, oils and other flammable liquids.The sorbent is used in all industries where petroleum products are used, and in fact - everywhere, on water and on land, where spills and contamination occur. Unlike synthetic sorbents, which after their use require removal and disposal at special closed landfills, peat sorbent can be burned in boiler plants as a high-calorie secondary fuel without compromising the environment. A short presentation in Russian of peat products can be viewed here, and information on the sorbent in Russian here.

News from the governing body regarding Covid-19 and the project consultation in April

The project consultation days planned for April 7th - 8th in St. Petersburg and April 14th - 15th in Lappeenranta will be organised via Skype. Due to the rapid evolution of Covid-19 lately, we are minimising travel and face-to-face meeting until the situation clears out.
The online consultations are open for all project partners with any questions, challenges or other topics to discuss with Managing Authority and Branch Office staff. More information and booking on the site.

For the time being, due to COVID-19 outbreak, it may be necessary to cancel or postpone project related work-trips and events that are already booked and confirmed. In case of such changes, costs with no refund possibility are considered eligible. Documents in such case are presented by the standard procedures accompanied with a short description of the grounds causing the cancellation. Concerning travelling and participation to the events and meetings, instructions and recommendations from the project partners’ own organisations and national authorities, will apply.
For further consultation or need for advice, contact your project’s coordinator in the Managing Authority.

Forum "Ecology of the big city" was moved

In connection with the Decree of the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, signed on March 13, banning mass events with more than a thousand participants, the forum "Ecology of the big city" is postponed to September 2020.

Two international projects will take part in the forum "Ecology of the big city"

Two international projects - BBC1 (Business in biotechnology and circular economy) and Cata3Pult (Finnish Russian Public Private Partnership catalysing new green business) will take part in the XX international forum "Ecology of the big city", which will be held on March 18-20, 2020.
Forum venue: Congress and exhibition center Expoforum, St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoye highway, 64/1.
The Forum is the largest convention and exhibition event in of environmental protection, nature conservation, as well as environmental protection equipment, technologies and services in the North-West Russia.
Detailed information on the website.

BBC1 project:
You can meet us as well as the Finnish companies and students of biotechnology and circular economy in our stand C1 in Pavilion F on the exhibiton area.

  • 18th March, 14:00 – 16:00: Seminar ”Finnish companies in the field of Green Technology”, demo area;
  • 18th March, 16:00 – 18:00: Seminar “Ecological projects in the frames of CBC 2014 – 2020 South-East Finland – Russia”, Room G22;
  • 20th March, 10:00 – 14:00: ”BBC1 Pitch Session resulting Cross border idea competition of students and specialists”, Room G22-G23.

Participation in the events is free of charge. Welcome to meet our project team in the Forum!

Cata3Pult project:

  • 19th March, 10:00-12:00 vizit to Kolpino administration- energy efficiency workshop;
  • 19th March, 14:00-16:00 visit tothe Laboratory of Environmental Monitoring, Faculty of Food Biotechnology of ITMO University. Presentation of the main directions of scientific work of undergraduates and graduate students. Discussing the possibility of joint work with the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and concluding a cooperation agreement.