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RTN Permit to Use

The RTN permit to use is an operating permit / permit to use required according to the Russian federal law N 116-ФЗ, 21.07.1997 “Industrial Safety in Hazardous Industrial Facilities” which is for machinery, equipment, apparatus, and plant facilities classified as hazardous industries or items, which are harmful to humans and ecologically dangerous during the operation or resource development process. RTN Approval means to Russian end users that related equipment, factories, and facilities have been licensed under federal law, and is also an “official license for use” that permits the use of gas, electricity, and water for operation.

No.22-ФЗ 04.03.2013 “on Amendments to the Federal Law”, the existing RTN approval issuance system was abolished as of Jan. 1,2014.


  • “Execution of the state function of issuing permits for the use of technical devices at hazardous production facilities on the basis and in accordance with the Federal Law of 21.07.1997 number 116-FZ “On industrial safety of hazardous production facilities” Regulations on the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, approved by decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.06.2004 number 401, in the manner and terms established by the Administrative regulations of the Federal environmental, industrial and Nuclear Supervision on execution of the state function of issuing permits for the use of certain (types) of technical devices at hazardous production facilities, approved by Order of Federal service for ecological, technological and Nuclear Supervision of 29.02.2008 №112 (registered in the Russian Ministry of Justice 19.03.2008 number 11363, hereinafter – Regulation). Please note that pursuant to paragraph “6)” Article 1 of the Federal Law of March 4, 2013 № 22-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law” On industrial safety of hazardous production facilities “Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and on the recognition of invalid sub-114 paragraph 1 of article 333.33 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation “(hereinafter – the Federal law №22-FZ) article 7 of the Federal law of July 21, 1997 № 116-FZ” on industrial safety of hazardous production facilities “amended , that the mandatory requirements for technical devices used at hazardous production facilities, and the shape of their conformity assessment specified mandatory requirements established in accordance with the Russian Federation on technical regulation legislation, in this case in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 11 of the Federal law № 22-FZ specified the change shall come into force on January 1, 2014.”


Since 2014, previously known RTN approvals (Permit to Use) is replaced by a form of Industrial Safety Expertise Reports, introduced after the Order of Rostekhnadzor No.538, 14.11.2013 (registered Ministry of Justice of Russia 26.12.2013, reg. no. 30855). ISE (Industrial Safety Expertise) is basically the same procedure as RTN approvals as its basic concepts and serving regulations remain as specified in the Federal Law No.116-ФЗ, 21.07.1997, except, with only changes in responsible body being shifted from a government ministry to a registered expert.


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