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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of July 21, 1997 No. 116-FZ

About industrial safety of hazardous production facilities

(The last edition from 22-02-2017)

Accepted by the State Duma on June 20, 1997

This Federal Law determines legal, economic and social basis of ensuring safe operation of hazardous production facilities and is directed to the prevention of accidents on hazardous production facilities and ensuring readiness of the legal entities and individual entrepreneurs operating hazardous production facilities (further also - the organizations operating hazardous production facilities) to localization and mitigation of consequences of the specified accidents.

Provisions of this Federal Law extend to all organizations irrespective of their forms of business and patterns of ownership performing activities in the field of industrial safety of hazardous production facilities in the territory of the Russian Federation and in other territories over which the Russian Federation performs jurisdiction in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and rules of international law.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

For the purpose of this Federal Law the following concepts are used:

industrial safety of hazardous production facilities (further - industrial safety, safety of hazardous production facilities) - condition of security of the vital interests of the personality and society from accidents on hazardous production facilities and effects of the specified accidents;

accident - destruction of the constructions and (or) technical devices used on hazardous production facility, uncontrollable explosion and (or) emission of dangerous substances;

incident - refusal or damage of the technical devices used on hazardous production facility, variation from the set mode of engineering procedure;

the technical devices used on hazardous production facility - machines, processing equipment, systems of machines and (or) the equipment, aggregates, the equipment, mechanisms used in case of operation of hazardous production facility.

auxiliary mine-rescue teams - the freelance rescue units created by the organizations operating hazardous production facilities on which mining operations, from number of persons employed of such organizations are conducted;

reasons for safety of hazardous production facility - the document containing data on results of risk assessment of accident on hazardous production facility and the related threat, condition of safe operation of hazardous production facility, the requirement to operation, capital repairs, preservation and liquidation of hazardous production facility;

management system industrial safety - complex of the interconnected organizational and technical actions performed by the organization operating hazardous production facilities for the purpose of the prevention of accidents and incidents on hazardous production facilities, localization and mitigation of consequences of such accidents;

modernization of hazardous production facility - the implementations of new technology, automation of hazardous production facility or its separate parts, upgrade or replacement of the technical devices used on hazardous production facility leading to change of engineering procedure on hazardous production facility.

examination of industrial safety - determination of compliance of the objects of examination of industrial safety specified in Item 1 of article 13 of this Federal Law to requirements of industrial safety imposed to them;

the expert in the field of industrial safety - the physical person certified in the procedure established by the Government of the Russian Federation which has special knowledge of area of industrial safety conforms to the requirements established by federal regulations and rules of industrial safety and participates in expertize of industrial safety.

Article 2. Hazardous production facilities

1. Hazardous production facilities according to this Federal Law are the companies or their workshops, sites, platforms, and also other production facilities specified in appendix 1 to this Federal Law.

2. Hazardous production facilities are subject to registration in the state register according to the procedure established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

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