Far Eastern Basin Branch Ecological Activities

Far Eastern Basin Branch Ecological Activities

I. Environmental protection during current economic activities
     1. Atmospheric air protection
     2. Water resources protection
     3. Land plots protection
     4. Waste disposal
     5. Emergency liquidation

II. Environmental protection during collection of shipboard wastes
III. Environmental protection during carrying out of garbage collection from water areas of the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka and solid waste from the territory of the seaport of Vladivostok
IV.  Environmental protection during construction/reconstruction of port infrastructure facilities
V. Far Eastern Basin Branch expenses on environmental protection
VI. Prospects of environmental protection activities

 

    The FSUE “Rosmorport” Far Eastern Basin Branch formed on the basis of the Vladivostok Branch by association with the FSUE “Rosmorport” Eastern and Far Eastern Branches continues to implement activities in the field of environmental protection and reduction of negative impacts on the environment.

     The main objectives of the Far Eastern Basin Branch in the area of environmental protection are:

     - reduction of negative impact on the environment arising in process of carrying out economic activities of the branch;
     - compliance with the requirements of environmental legislation and environmental quality standards;

     - production control of the implementation of environmental protection measures implemented by the branch.
     Environmental activities of the Far Eastern Basin Branch are carried out in accordance with the annual plan of environmental protection measures in the Branch, developed and approved in accordance with the requirements of the Russian legislation.
     To ensure the environmental protection activities in staffing of the Far Eastern Basin Branch, there are structural subdivisions, workers of which deal with issues of organizing control of performance by the branch of norms and requirements of the Russian legislation in the field of environmental protection, implement measures of industrial environmental control in the implementation of the statutory activities of the branch in the corresponding seaports.
     All employees of the Far Eastern Basin Branch engaged in this field of activity have the necessary specialized education on the “Environmental protection and rational use of natural resources” specialty, and professional experience of at least 3 years.

I. Environmental protection during current economic activities

     In the process of carrying out economic activities by the Far Eastern Basin Branch, protection measures are implemented in the following areas:

1. Atmospheric air protection 

 

     To carry out the Far Eastern Basin Branch statutory activities, the Branch has a vessels of auxiliary fleet and a park of vehicles. All vehicles and equipment are subject to planned inspections and repairs in order to maintain their performance in the established parameters.

     In accordance with the requirements of environmental legislation the Far Eastern Basin Branch developed draft standards for maximum permissible emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, on the basis of which there were issued in the prescribed manner:
     - norms of harmful (polluting) substances emission into the air approved by order of the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory No. 724  dated 24.07.2012, as amended on 16.11.2012, valid until July 24, 2017;

     - permission for the emission of harmful (polluting) substances into the air issued by the Directorate of the Rostekhnadzor in the Primorsky Territory No. 105-04/12 dated 16.11.2012, valid until July 24, 2017;
     - permission for the emission of harmful (polluting) substances into the air issued by the Directorate of the Rostekhnadzor in the Primorsky Territory No. 55-04/14 dated 19.06.2014, valid until May 26, 2019.

 

Dynamics of pollutant emissions into the atmosphere by the Far Eastern Basin Branch


 

     Increase of total values of emissions of harmful (polluting) substances into the atmosphere by the Far Eastern Basin Branch in 2015 is caused by the increase of the branch fleet by three vessels and the expansion of the branch car park by 5 cars.

    
2. Water resources protection

 

     In its activity process the Far Eastern Basin Branch uses a number of surface water bodies in the water areas of the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny, Nakhodka, Posiet and Olga to accommodate watercraft, waterworks and other installations.

     In accordance with the requirements of the water legislation, the Far Eastern Basin Branch compiled and obtained the necessary documents granting the right to use the respective water bodies. In particular, the Branch signed water use contracts with the Amur Basin Water Department of Rosvodresursy: 
     - No. MO-20.04.00.003-М-DRBV-T-2010-00306/00 dated 06.08.2010 for the right to use a part of the Nakhodka Bay of the Sea of Japan water area in order to use the water body water area to accommodate watercraft, valid until December 31, 2029;
     - No. МО-20.04.002-М-DRBV-Т-2011-00771/00 dated 11.07.2011 for the right to use the south-western part of the Wrangel Bay in Nakhodka Bay of the Sea of Japan to the east of Cape Petrovsky in order to use the water body water area to accommodate watercraft, valid until December 31, 2030;
     - No. МО-20.04.00.002-М-ДРБВ-Т-2010-00307/00 dated 06.08.2010  for the right to use a part of Wrangel Bay the water area in the Gulf of Nakhodka of the Sea of Japan in order to use the water body water area to accommodate watercraft, valid until December 31, 2029.
     - No. 00-20.04.00.100-М-DIBV-Т-2015-01882/00 dated 07.09.2015 for the right to use surface water bodies with total area of almost 0.052 km2 in the water area of the Eastern Bosphorus of the Sea of Japan, operating water area at the berths No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 of the seaport of Vladivostok (islands Russky, Vladivostok, Primorsky Territory), in order to accommodate watercraft, valid until December 31, 2034;
     - No. 00-20.04.00.100-М- DIBV-Т-2015-01883/00 dated 07.09. for the right to use surface water bodies with total area over 0,015 km2 in the water area of the Eastern Bosphorus of the Sea of Japan, operating water area at the berth No. 6 of the seaport of Vladivostok (islands Russky, Vladivostok, Primorsky Territory), in order to accommodate watercraft, valid until December 31, 2034;
     - No. 00-20.04.00.003-М- DIBV-Т-2015-01884/00 dated 07.09.2015  for the right to use surface water bodies with total area of almost 0.052 km2 in the water area of the Zolotoy Rog Bay of the Sea of Japan, operating water area at the berth No. 46 of the seaport of Vladivostok, in order to accommodate watercraft, valid until December 31, 2034.

     Beside that the Far Eastern Basin Branch formalized the decision in the prescribed manner:
    - No. МО-00.00.00.000-М-RPBV-Т-2008-00016/00 dated 25.03.2008 on the provision of a water body in the south-western part of the Wrangel Bay to the east from the Cape Petrovsky in Nakhodka Bay of the Sea of Japan for use in order to accommodate economic pier, issued by the Amur Basin Water Department of Rosvodresursy, valid until March 25, 2018

     Under the terms of the above agreements and decisions, the Far Eastern Basin Branch annually carries out regular surveillance of water areas of water bodies allocated to it for use. Surveillance is carried out in accordance with the program agreed with the Water Resources Department of Primorsky Territory of the Amur Basin Water Department of Rosvodresursy.

     For performing the specified works, the Far Eastern Basin Branch involves on a competitive basis specialized accredited organizations having the necessary experience, material and technical basis and a license for this activity. These analytical monitoring and reporting on the implementation of water protection measures are submitted in the prescribed manner to Rosvodresursy.

     Following last year results, no pollution of surface water bodies used by the Far Eastern Basin Branch have been recorded.

3. Land plots protection 

 

     In order to prevent pollution, littering and fouling of land plots occupied by facilities of the Far Eastern Basin Branch, there are carried out on a permanent basis:

     - maintenance of places for storage of waste in the state that meets the requirements of the environmental and sanitary-epidemiological legislation of the Russian Federation, ensuring timely removal of generated waste from the territory of the branch;
     - systematic cleaning of the branch territories;
     - monitoring compliance with requirements on maintenance of the used by the tenants of the Far Eastern Basin Branch territories in proper condition.


4. Waste disposal


     The Far Eastern Basin Branch holds regular activities aimed at reducing the impact of waste generated during activity process of the branch on ambient environment condition.

     Norms of waste and limits on their placing No. 408OT-04/15 dated 31.12.2015 are established in the prescribed manner for the Far Eastern Basin Branch and approved by order No. 970-N dated 31.12.2015 of the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory, valid until December 30, 2020.
     The Far Eastern Basin Branch keeps a record of the generated volume of waste, control of their temporary storage places, periodicity of their removal

     Waste generated by the Branch in the normal course of economic activities is related to 1-5 hazard classes. The proportion of the 1st hazard class waste (mercury lamps) and 2nd hazard class (waste batteries, oiled rags, oil sludge, waste marine oil) is 3% of the structure of the enterprise’s waste.
     Waste of the first hazard class (mercury lamps) and part of the second class waste (waste batteries, oil sludge and waste marine oil) are given out by the Branch to specialized licensed organizations for their subsequent disposal and recycling. Oiled rags (2nd hazard class) in the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka are disposed by incineration in IN 50.2 incinerator of the East Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch.
     The third hazard class waste (various oils, bilge and oily waters resulting from operation of the branch vessels) in the seaport of Vladivostok are sent to a specialized organization for neutralization by the Branch. In the seaports of      Vostochny and Nakhodka generated third hazard class waste (industrial oils, waste, cleaning material contaminated with oils, plastics, food waste, solid production materials waste, contaminated with mineral oil and fat products (used filters contaminated with petroleum products), and filter and absorbing waste mass, contaminated with hazardous materials (coal and polyester filler), waste of emulsions and oil mixtures, sludge of oil separating plants) are neutralized by the Eastern Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch in IN 50.2 incinerator.

     Sanitary sewage of the Branch in the seaport of Vladivostok flow into the city sewer system in the established order. In the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka sanitary sewage and oily waters after their purification on separators located on bilge water removing ship Argus and Portovik-3, in accordance with the environmental requirements of the Russian Federation, are discharged outside the 12-mile zone in the permitted area.

     All solid domestic waste in the seaport of Vladivostok generated as a result of the Far Eastern Basin Branch activities are transported to the city licensed landfills in the prescribed manner. In the Eastern Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch solid domestic waste is sorted and recycled in the branch's unit for waste incineration (IN 50.2 incinerator). Ashes from the incineration of waste in the unit, as well as other non-combustible materials are stored in hermetically sealed containers by unit operators on temporary storage site for their subsequent transportation to the city licensed landfills.

 

Far Eastern Basin Branch waste generation dynamics


 

     Increase in the total volume of generated in the Far Eastern Basin Branch waste is caused due to the expansion of economic activity of the branch, in connection with the formation on the basis of the Vladivostok Branch of the united basin branch, as well as in connection with the transfer to the economic management of the branch of a number of transport objects that were previously operated by “Norfes” JSC.


5. Emergency liquidation

     The Far Eastern Basin Branch developed, approved and put into effect agreed in the prescribed manner ship oil pollution emergency plans (SOPEP) regarding vessels assigned to the branch. From time to time, in order to ensure the readiness of the Far Eastern Basin Branch to prevent accidental pollution and work out actions of personnel, training exercise for oil spill response are conducted.

     The Far Eastern Basin Branch in accordance with the requirements of Annex 5 of “Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships” of the International Convention MARPOL 73/78 developed plans for operations with shipboard garbage on branch vessels, which, in accordance with established procedure are agreed with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

     In order to protect water bodies from pollution with oil and oil products when performing loading and unloading operations on vessels, as well as bunkering vessels with fuel, the Far Eastern Basin Branch provides services to ship owners on installation of boom fences in the seaports of Vostochny, Nakhodka and Olga. Works are carried out by specially trained personnel of the branch in accordance with the Rules of work on cleaning up polluted water areas of seaports RD 31.04.01-90 and courses of preparation of ship crews and subdivisions of Gosmorspasssluzhba of Russia for elimination of the consequences of maritime accidents 31.75.01. RD-93 with the use of certified equipment booms ABZ-500 and corresponding swimming facilities. All booms used by the Far Eastern Basin Branch are certified for compliance with the technical requirements of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and provide a high level of localization of oil spill, petroleum and other fluids in order to prevent further spread of the spill, as well as to protect the coastline.
 
II. Environmental protection during collection of shipboard wastes
 

     Organization of receiving ship-generated waste in the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka is carried out by the Far Eastern Basin Branch directly or through specialized organizations involved contractual basis:
         - in the seaport of Vladivostok with involvement of specialized environmental organizations: OOO “Trans-Eco”, OOO “Eco-Prom DV”, OOO “Comfort Service”, OOO “Lazurnaya-2”, OOO “Oasis” and OOO “Alfa-Marin”
         - in the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka – by the Eastern Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch.
     The attracted by the branch specialized organizations have in the established order issued licenses to carry out activities for the collection, use and disposal of waste of the I-IV hazard classes:
         - OOO “Eco-Prom DV”: for disposal of wastes of the  III-IV hazard classes from 25.09.2013, series 025 No. 00066, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory, valid indefinitely;
         - OOO “Trans-Eco”: for  disposal of waste of the  II-IV hazard classes from 06.17.2014, series 025 No. 00077, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory, valid indefinitely;
         - OOO “Comfort Service”: for collection of waste of the  IV hazard class from 01.02.2016, series 025, No. 00109, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory;
         - OOO “Lazurnaya-2”: for  neutralization of the III hazard class waste from 02.05.2016 series 025 No. 00112, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory;
         - OOO “Oasis”: for  collection of waste of the  II-IV hazard classes from 02.02.2012, series 025 No.00036, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory, valid indefinitely.
         - OOO “Alfa-Marin”: license for neutralization of III-IV hazard class waste from 18.12.2014 series 025  No. 00084, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory, is valid indefinitely,
     and duly approved plans for elimination of accidental oil spills in the seaport of Vladivostok water area, have the necessary trained and certified experts in hazardous waste management programs, as well as technical equipment and vehicles for receiving and removal for recycling of ship waste in accordance with the requirements of environmental legislation.

     Activities of Eastern Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch in the area of disposal of III - IV classes waste, collection and processing of ship-generated waste in accordance with a license for carrying out activities on disposal of waste of I – IV hazard classes dated 26.08.2013 No. 077023 issued by Rosprirodnadzor Department of the Central Federal District
     In the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka the Branch has:

         - Argus bilge water removing ship;

         - Portovik-3 bilge water removing ship;
         - NMS-14 Oil garbage disposal vessel;

         - MNMS-8 Oil garbage disposal vessel;

         - MNMS-89 Oil garbage disposal vessel;

         - IN 50.2 incinerator installation.

     In the seaport of Vladivostok, according to the prescribed order, oily water from vessels shall be presented to specialized refinery station of OOO “Trans-Eco” equipped with a separation and filtration plants, then pass through a cleaning control devices, and then purified water is transported to the marine terminal Slavyanka in the seaport of Posiet on production base of OOO “Vostokbunker” for subsequent discharge into the Slavyanka bay.
     Fecal sewage from vessels shall be sent to the city sewer system. In accordance with a license from 17.06.2014, series 025 No. 00077, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory to OOO “Trans-Eco”, which is valid indefinitely, part of municipal solid waste from vessels is utilized on the special waste processing plant in strict compliance with environmental requirements, the remaining waste is placed at the city landfill.

     In the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka oil-contaminated bilge water collection is carried out by Argus and Portovik-3 bilge water removing ships of the Branch. After the separation and purification of oily bilge water and on board of bilge water removing ships, purified water in the prescribed manner are discharged outside the 12 mile zone in a permitted offshore area, approved by the Rosprirodnadzor bodies. Domestic sewage from vessels in the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka are also collected in special containers on board of bilge water removing ships and are discharged into the sea outside the 12-mile zone, in accordance with the requirements of MARPOL 73/78.

     Mercury-containing and fluorescent lamps collected from ships in the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka are transferred to the temporary storage of Eastern Departent of the Far Eastern Basin Branch for onward transmission to the specialized organization for their demercurisation.

     Municipal solid waste is collected from vessels into polyethylene bags or in special metal containers, depending on the volume of waste received, and are transferred to the temporary storage of the branch, where they are sorted. Combustible municipal solid waste (rags, paper, paper and cardboard packaging, plastic packaging) is disposed in insineratornoy incinerators. Ash from the incinerator, and the remaining non-combustible materials are stored in sealed containers on site for temporary storage, and then transported to the city landfill for disposal.

     According to the results, pollution of water areas and territories of seaport of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka due to the activities of the branch on waste collection from vessels in these seaports have been not recorded.

 

Dynamics of volumes of the collected household waste from ships in the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka by the Far Eastern Basin Branch

 
 

Dynamics of volumes of the collected bilge water from ships in the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka by the Far Eastern Basin Branch


 

Dynamics of volumes of the collected sewage from ships in the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka by the Far Eastern Basin Branch

 

 

 

     III. Environmental protection during carrying out of garbage collection from water areas of the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka and solid waste from the territory of the seaport of Vladivostok
 

     The Far Eastern Basin Branch carries out activities on cleaning seaport of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka water areas using its own Oil garbage disposal vessels.

     The collected in the seaport of Vladivostok floating debris, as it accumulates, is transported to the place of disposal by licensed organizations with which the Far Eastern Basin Branch of the enterprise signed relevant agreements. Oil-water mixture, in turn, is transported by Oil garbage disposal vessels to the place oily water cleaning station in Vladivostok

     The seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka floating debris collected by the Eastern Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch from seaports water areas are neutralized directly by the branch IN 502 incinerator installation. Oily-water mixture collected by the bilge water removing ship of the branch from the surface the seaports water areas, is purified and then transported by Argus and Portovik-3 bilge water removing ships beyond the 12-mile zone, in the area of the permitted discharge of treated waters.
     Employees of the branch involved in this field have the necessary qualifications and have been training in the Far Eastern Federal University on the program “Management of Hazardous Waste” and in the Continental Shelf and the Sea Protection Institute under the Maritime State University named after A.I. Nevelsky on the “Oil spill”  program.
 

Dynamics of volumes of the collected by the Far Eastern Basin Branch floating debris from water areas of the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka



     In order to improve the environmental situation in the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka the branch carries out activities on the collection and transportation of solid household waste to the utilization sites by organizations that operate in the territory of the seaport of Vladivostok, and in the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka it receives from organizations engaged its operations in these seaports, waste for disposal (incineration) in IN 502 incinerator installation.

     The Far Eastern Basin Branch has its own garbage truck in the seaport of Vladivostok, with which the collection and removal from the territory of the seaport of waste to the incinerator number 1 of Vladivostok

In the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka the Far Eastern Basin Branch operates IN 502 incinerator installation, which utilizes (burns) waste of III - IV hazard. Materials of  high-temperature waste treatment technology on IN 502 incinerator installation meet the requirements of the Russian legislation in the field of environmental protection and management of hazardous objects, which is confirmed by a positive conclusion of the expert commission of the state ecological examination on June 26, 2006, approved by Order No. 663 dated 10.07.2006 of Rostekhnadzor. Ashes from the incineration of waste in the installation, as well as other non-combustible materials are stored by the incinerator installation operators in hermetically sealed containers to a temporary storage site for subsequent exportation to the city licensed landfills.

     Activities of the Eastern Department of the Far Eastern Basin Branch in the area of disposal of waste III – I of  hazard classes in accordance with a license to carry out activities for the disposal and the disposal of waste of I - IV hazard class from 8.26.2013 Np. 077 023, issued by the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Central Federal District
     Qualification of branch employees engaged in this activity is confirmed with certificates issued by Far Eastern Federal University on their admission to the handling of hazardous waste.

 

Dynamics of volumes of the solid waste received from organizations working in the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny and Nakhodka by the Far Eastern Basin Branch


 

     Changes in the amount of waste received by the Far Eastern Basin Branch in 2013 - 2014 from organizations operating in the seaports of Vladivostok, Nakhodka and Vostochny, due to changes in the manner of collecting and transporting it for disposal in the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka.

 
IV.  Environmental protection during construction/reconstruction of port infrastructure facilities

     One of the main activities of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Far Eastern Basin Branch is implementation of federal investment programs, as well as capital investment programs of FSUE “Rosmorport”, aimed at development of federal port infrastructure facilities and fleet in the seaports of the Primorsky Territory.

In this direction the Far Eastern Basin Branch, as a part of performance of the functions the customer-builder, implemented several investment projects. Design documentation on all facilities was compiled in strict compliance with the standards and requirements of the Russian Federation legislation in the environment protection field. There were held public hearings in the established manner and were received positive conclusions of the State Environmental and State Expertise Committees.
     Currently, in the seaport of Vostochny the Far Eastern Basin Branch implements project on reconstruction of 20 water area (section 20-5) of the Nakhodka Bay. The design documentation received in the established manner a positive conclusion dated 05.06.2015 of the State Environmental Expertise Committee Expert Commission, approved by Rosprirodnadzor Order No. 458 dated 05.06.2015, and also received positive conclusion No. 1188-15/GGE-10124/04 dated 01.09.2015 of the State Expertise Committee, approved by FAI “Glavgosekspertiza of Russia” (Main Directorate of the State Expertise Committee of Russia). On the basis of the positive conclusions received from the State Expertise Committees, Rosmorrechflot issued permission for construction No. 25-RU25308000-SG-39/50-2015 dated 08.10.2015. The same month, dredging works were started on the site.
     During implementation of the project, environment protection activities are performed in the following fields:

in the field of ambient air protection

     - certified light-ends fuel is used in the marine engine systems in order to reduce emissions of sulfur oxide volumes;

     - in the case of non-use of vessels or other construction machinery with internal combustion engines in the working process, no-load operation of their propulsion systems is excluded.

in the field of water objects protection

     - watercraft fuel systems are equipped with sealed system of fuel receiving from transport vessels;

     - in places of potential leaks and spills of fuels and lubricants special trays are installed;

     - during dredging modern technology is used, which provide minimal turbidity when soil excavation;

in the field of territory protection from pollution and work with construction waste

     - rational use of material resources, reducing construction waste volumes;

     - construction waste storage in strictly designated areas, timely garbage removal for its further recycling;

     - separate waste collection in separate containers for waste according to type of waste and its hazard classes.

 

      In the short- and medium-term prospects, the Far Eastern Basin Branch also plans to implement several investment projects implemented in the form of capital investments. In particular:

     in the seaport of Vladivostok
     - project for construction of a complex for storage and maintenance of navigational aids in the rear of berth No. 6 on the Pospelov Cape of Russky Island. Currently, the involved design organization carries out work on the design. The materials will be submitted in the established order to the state environmental and construction expertise committees.

     - project for the construction of federal property facilities of planned for construction sea terminal for coal handling with capacity of 20 million tons per year (Suhodol Bay, Primorsky Territory). On 12.05.2014 the organization performing designing held a public hearing of materials on the environment impact assessment in the implementation of the project, on the results of which all suggestions obtained from Shkotovsky municipal area residents in the course of the discussion were taken into account in the designing of the documentation. The duly finalised project documentation received positive conclusion of the State Ecological Expertise Committee dated 21.08.2015, approved by Rosprirodnadzor Order No. 679 dated 21.08.2015, as well as positive conclusion of State Expertise Committee No. 1542-15/GGE-9892/04 dated 16.11.2015, and also positive conclusion on check of reliability of assesment of the capital construction facility estimated value under the design documentation No. 1569-15 / GGE-9892/10 dated 23.11.2015, approved by FAI “Glavgosekspertiza”. As a result of the positive conclusions of state expertise comettees, Rosmorrechflot, in turn, approved the design documentation by its order No. SG-410-r dated 15/12/2015. Currently, selection of the general contractor organization for implementation of the facilities construction is carried out on a competitive basis. In case of allocation of necessary financing, the start of construction and installation work is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.

     - project on construction of sea terminal for coal handling with capacity of 20 million tons per year near the Otkrytyi Cape and Bezzashchitnaya Bay (Closed city of Fokino, Primorsky Territory). On 06.25.2013 design organization initiated public hearing of materials of environmental impact assessment in the implementation of the project, which resulted in the decision of the Closed City of Fokino City District Duma No. 63 dated 25.07.2013, according to which the designers are advised to work on amendments to the Closed City of Fokino City District General Plan and transfer of agricultural lands in the category of industrial lands. All the comments expressed during the public discussions were taken into account: the required amendments were introduced to the Closed City of Fokino City District General Plan and to the land use and development rules, lands were transferred in the corresponding category. The improved design documentation received positive conclusion of the State Environmental Expertise Committee dated 13.11.2015, approved by order No. 530 dated 13.11.2015 of the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the Primorsky Territory, as well as the positive conclusion No. 399-16 / GGE-10483/04 of the State Expertise Committee dated 08.04.2016, approved by FAI “Glavgosekspertiza”. In case of allocation of necessary financing, the start of construction and installation work is scheduled for 2017.

 

     In the seaport of Vostochny
     - project of reconstruction of hydraulic engineering constructions: of berth No. 34, berth No. 35, approach canal to berths No. 31 - 35, water area of berth No. 34, water area of berth No. 35 in the seaport of Vostochny.

In accordance with established procedure design organization held public discussion of of the design documentation, including of materials of environmental impact assessment in the implementation of the project, according to which no negative attitudes and negative perception of the planned activities among the public have been identified, no comments and suggestions have been received (Minutes of Nakhodka city district administration dated 05.13.2015). Design documentation has received positive conclusion of the State Environmental Expertise Committee Expert Commission dated 29.12.2015, approved by Order No. 1058 dated 29.12.2015 of Rosprirodnadzor. Currently, the design documentation is being prepared for submission to FAI “Glavgosekspertiza” for consideration by the State Expertise Committee. In case of receipt pf positive conclusion of the State Expertise Committee and the allocation of the necessary funding, the start of construction and dredging works is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2016.
     - project of reconstruction of approach canal and operating water area of berths No. 5 and No. 6 in the seaport of Vostochny up to -15 meters’ marks in order to ensure approach and anchoring of vessels of "Post-Panamax" type. Currently, period of development of design documentation and deadlines for the relevant construction and installation works are being specified..
 

     in the seaport of Posiet
     - project for the construction of berth for stay of port fleet vessels in the seaport of Posiet near Cape Morozov. Within this project, on 17.12.2013 the branch held public hearing of materials of assessment of the impact on the environment during the project implementation, which resulted in receiving positive conclusions. Currently, development of design documentation is at the final stage in order to take into account all requirements to ensure the sustainability of the project. Upon completion of these works, project documentation will be submitted to the State Environmental Expertise Committee in accordance with established procedure and then to the State Expertise Committee for consideration.
     - approach channel and operating water area reconstruction project, and the construction of facilities to ensure the safety of navigation (navigational aids) in the seaport of Posiet. On 16.04.2010 the organization engaged in designing held a public hearingof materials on the environment impact assessment in the implementation of the project, which resulted in the decision that the proposed construction is not contrary to public opinion and the proposed activity will have a positive socio-economic impact on the development of the Posiet village and PrimorskyTerritory in general. Currently, the developed by the design organization design documentation is being prepared for submission in the established order to the State Environmental Expertise Committee for consideration.
 

V. Far Eastern Basin Branch expenses on environmental protection


     Total expenses of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Far Eastern Basin Branch on the implementation of measures for environmental protection in 2015 amounted to almost 93 mln. rub., including compulsory payments for negative impact on the environment.

 

Far Eastern Basin Branch expenses on environmental protection activities
 

 
 
VI. Prospects of environmental protection activities

 

     The main objectives of the Far Eastern Basin Branch in the area of environmental protection in the coming years will be:
     • reduction of negative impact on the environment by reducing harmful emissions into the atmosphere, improving the characteristics of sewage (storm) waters discharged from berths into the sewer system by installing additional cleaning and filtering equipment in the seaports of Vostochny, Vladivostok and Nakhodka; 
     • purchase of vessels of ecological fleet with modern technical devices and equipment for the collection and disposal of oily waste from vessels, which will be directed at improving the environmental safety in the seaport of Vladivostok and the fulfillment of the requirements of the International Convection MARPOL 73/78; 
     • implementation of the medium-term energy conservation and energy efficiency program for the period until 2017 developed and approved by the Far Eastern Basin Branch; 
     • strengthening the production control of all aspects of environmental activities of the Far Eastern Basin Branch.

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