The Decree comes into force on March 1, 2023. It establishes requirements for the storage, processing, transportation, sale, and use of animal by-products in agricultural production.
Reminder: according to legislation, animal by-products include manure, guano, bedding, and livestock wastewater. The law on animal by-products will come into force on March 1, 2023.
“This law doesn’t reduce control over environmental safety in any way,” Sergei Mitin, First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental Management, and one of the authors of the document, said in interview with Veterinary Medicine and Life.
The senator explained that it will be up to the farmer to decide how to handle manure and guano. If the farmer decides, that these are animal by-products, he will process them into organic fertilizers. “If the farmer doesn’t process them, they are then considered as wastes,” Sergey Mitin explained, and added that in that case their handling will be regulated by Law on production and consumption waste.
“For cases where the farmer is processing them into organic fertilizers, all the necessary management technologies and actions to be performed are clearly outlined,” said the senator.
These actions are approved by the Government Decree.