The division of land into three categories, depending on the degree of risk that they bear, spread to the territories occupied in agriculture. The relevant decree is published on the website of the Russian government.
The new law extends the risk-based approach to agricultural land. Now they should be assigned one of the risk categories (medium, moderate or low), which will determine the frequency of inspections of individuals and legal entities working here (once every five years, once every three years or never, respectively).
The assignment and change of risk categories for agricultural land plots is carried out by the head of the territorial body of the Rosselkhoznadzor, the text of the document says. Inspections will also be conducted by representatives of this agency.
“[Risk-oriented division] will make it possible to increase the effectiveness of control and supervisory activities in this area with the optimal use of material, financial and human resources of federal state control bodies, reduce administrative pressure on enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses during control and supervisory activities,” said in an explanatory note to the decision.
The law on the creation and assignment of risk categories entered into force on August 22, 2017. The new inspection rules will apply from the beginning of 2018.