On Construction Norms and Regulations. Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus. June 5, 2019 No. 217

The document regulates new types of technical normative legal acts (hereinafter referred to as the TNLA), such as:

  • construction norms that contain mandatory requirements for compliance in the field of architectural, urban development and construction activities in urban planning, allocation of construction and land development facilities, design and construction of buildings and structures;
  • construction regulations applied on a voluntary basis in the field of architectural, urban planning and construction activities.

The Edict establishes that construction norms and rules cannot be established in other TNLA not related to the field of technical regulation and standardization, as well as in technical regulations, technical codes of good practice, state standards, national classifiers of the Republic of Belarus. Prior to the adoption of the Edict, such other TNLA regulated subjects of construction activities.

In connection with the adoption of the Edict, the previously adopted TNLA are to become obsolete as the construction codes and regulations become effective, and if this does not happen, they cannot be applied.

The Edict became effective on June 9, 2019.