THE REGULATIONS ON THE FEDERAL SUPERVISORY NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERVICE
approved by Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation # 400, dated July 30, 2004
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service is a federal executive body performing control and supervision functions in the sphere of nature management.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service is under the authority of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service exercises State management in the sphere of organization and functioning of specially protected natural areas of federal importance.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service is
an authorized state body for environmental impact assessment within the specified scope of activity;
a federal executive body exercising State environmental control (State ecological monitoring) in the specified scope of activity.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service performs the functions:
of an administrative organ for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, dated March 3, 1973, in the Russian Federation with respect to endangered species of wild flora and fauna, except sturgeons; and
of a federal executive body specially authorized to exercise State control of Lake Baikal conservation.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service exercises control and supervision:
in the field of preservation, use, and reproduction of wildlife and wildlife habitat (except hunting and fishing resources);
in the field of organization and functioning of specially protected natural areas of federal importance;
of the geological study, rational management, and conservation of the subsoil;
of the condition, use, conservation, and protection of forest reserves, and of reforestation;
of the use and protection of water bodies;
of the observance of legislation of the Russian Federation and international rules and standards concerning the marine environment and natural resources of internal seas, the territorial sea, and exclusive economic zone;
of the mineral and living resources conservation on the continental shelf; and
of the safety of hydraulic engineering structures (of compliance with the safety norms and regulations), except industrial and power hydraulic engineering structures, as well as navigation hydraulic engineering facilities.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service:
exercises State land control within its authorities concerning lands of the inventories of water resources and forest resources, and lands of forests not included in the inventory of forest resources, as well as and specially protected natural areas;
in accordance with the established procedure issues licenses for (permits):
getting of fauna and flora species put into the Red Book of the Russian Federation;
marketing of wild animals belonging to species put into the Red Book of the Russian Federation;
getting of wildlife resources not assigned to hunting and fishing resources and their use;
keeping and breeding of wildlife objects not assigned to hunting and fishing resources in the semi-open conditions and artificial habitat;
import/export of zoological collections to/from the Russian Federation;
import/export of wild animals, their parts or products thereof (except hunting and fishing resources) to/from the Russian Federation;
import/export of endangered species of wild fauna and flora, except sturgeons, to/from the Russian Federation;
export of wild animals, wild plants, zoolite bones, ivory, horns, hooves, corals, and similar materials;
export of animal and vegetable crude drugs;
export of fish, crustaceous, mollusks, and other marine invertebrates, developing spawn, sperm of sturgeons, salmons, and ordinary fish (alive only;)
export of collection materials related to mineralogy and paleontology, semiprecious stones, and articles thereof;
export of information on the subsoil by regions and fields of fuel and energy resources and mineral deposits located in the Russian Federation and within the limits of the continental shelf and offshore zone of the Russian Federation;
creation, operation, and use of man-made islands, constructions, and units; conduction of drilling operations in connection with the geological study, mineral searches, exploration, and development, as well as laying of submarine cables and pipelines in the internal seas, the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, and the continental shelf of the Russian Federation within its authorities.
The Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service also performs other functions in accordance with the Regulations on the Federal Service.