Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources
The Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor; Russian: Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере природопользования (Росприроднадзор), tr. Federal'naya sluzhba po nadzoru v sfere prirodopolzovaniya) is the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia. This regulator is part of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
|Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере природопользования (Росприроднадзор)|
Flag of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources
|Headquarters||Bolshaya Gruzinskaya ulitsa, 4/6, Moscow, Russia|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment|
On 4 June 2020, Rosprirodnadzor declared a state of emergency when 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil had spilled since 29 May from a plant owned by power subsidiary NTEK of Norilsk Nickel. The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case "over the pollution and alleged negligence", and the plant supervisor was taken into custody.
In July 2020, Rosprirodnadzor sought compensation of $2 billion for the diesel spill. Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin reminded everyone that the polluter-pay principle strengthens his jurisdiction.
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- "Arctic Circle oil spill prompts Putin to declare state of emergency". BBC. 4 June 2020.
- Lyrchikova, Anastasia; Devitt, Polina (8 July 2020). "Russia's Nornickel disputes $2 billion Arctic spill damages claim". Reuters.
- Russia Ecology, Nature Protection Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Laws. IBP USA. 2011.
- "REORGANIZATION OF ROSPRIRODNADZOR". Polgar ACRO. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
- "ROSPRIRODNADZOR AND NORNICKEL AGREE TO JOIN EFFORTS". Norilsk Nickel. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
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