THE REGULATIONS ON THE FEDERAL SUBSOIL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AGENCY
approved by Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation # 293, dated June 17, 2004
The Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency is a federal executive authority performing the functions related to rendering State services and federal property management in the sphere of subsoil use.
The Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency is under the authority of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
The Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency within the established scope of activity:
exercises the authorities of the owner of the federal property required for performing the functions of federal state power bodies within the scope of the activity established in item 1 of the current Regulations, including the property transferred to federal state unitary enterprises, federal state institutions, and state enterprises within the jurisdiction of the Agency, in accordance with the procedure and within the limits specified in federal laws, acts of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation;
organizes the State geological study of the subsoil;
organizes the appraisal of geological study projects;
organizes the economic-geological evaluation and cost estimate of mineral deposits and subsoil sites in accordance with the established procedure;
organizes tenders and auctions for the right to use the subsoil in accordance with the established procedure;
organizes the State examination of information on explored mineral reserves, geological and economic information on subsoil sites granted for use;
rates mineral reserves as economic or subeconomic reserves, as well as determines mineral content standards for minerals that remain in overburden and enclosing (impoverishing) rocks, mine and ore processing dumps or waste on the basis of feasibility reports on operating quality requirements for calculation of explored reserves;
grants at a charge geological information on the subsoil obtained as a result of the State geological study of the subsoil;
issues decisions on the lack of minerals under the site of the forthcoming development and permissions on the development of mineral sites, as well as on location of underground structures in places of minerals occurrence;
ensures organizational support to the State system of subsoil use licensing;
registers applications for licenses, informs executive authorities of corresponding subjects of the Russian Federation about these applications;
makes decisions on granting of the right to use subsoil sites in accordance with the procedure established under legislation of the Russian Federation;
makes decisions on the approval of results of tenders or auctions for the right to use subsoil sites in accordance with the procedure established under legislation of the Russian Federation;
issues, draws, and registers licenses for the subsoil use;
introduces changes and additions into licenses for the use of subsoil sites, as well as redraws licenses;
makes decisions on the early termination, suspension, or limitation of the right to use subsoil sites, including according to the representation made by the Federal Nature Management Supervision Service and other authorized bodies;
presents statements about a concrete rate of regular payment for the subsoil use of each licensed subsoil site to the executive authority of the subject of the Russian Federation;
determines a concrete rate of regular payment within the limits of minimal and maximal rates established under legislation of the Russian Federation for the subsoil use of each site located on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation, the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, or territories outside the Russian Federation that are under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation, as well as leased from foreign states or used under the international agreement (unless otherwise stipulated in the international agreement);
considers and approves project and technical documentation for development of mineral deposits.
The Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency also performs other functions in accordance with the Regulations on the Federal Agency.