Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources

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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.[2] This regulator is part of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.[3][4]

Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources
Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере природопользования (Росприроднадзор)
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Flag of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources
Agency overview
Formed2004; 17 years ago (2004)
HeadquartersBolshaya Gruzinskaya ulitsa, 4/6, Moscow, Russia
Agency executive
  • Svetlana Radionova[1]
Parent agencyMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment
WebsiteRpn.gov.ru

HistoryEdit

In August 2019, the Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation decreed that Rosprirodnadzor would be shrunk from 89 regional entities into 32 super-regional entities.[5]

In September 2019, Rosprirodnadzor and Norilsk Nickel signed an agreement whereby the latter would "automatically meter and monitor pollutant emissions" from "its mining facilities".[6]

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.[2]

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.[3]

LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Svetlana Radionova". Government of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Arctic Circle oil spill prompts Putin to declare state of emergency". BBC. 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b Lyrchikova, Anastasia; Devitt, Polina (8 July 2020). "Russia's Nornickel disputes $2 billion Arctic spill damages claim". Reuters.
  4. ^ Russia Ecology, Nature Protection Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Laws. IBP USA. 2011.
  5. ^ "REORGANIZATION OF ROSPRIRODNADZOR". Polgar ACRO. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "ROSPRIRODNADZOR AND NORNICKEL AGREE TO JOIN EFFORTS". Norilsk Nickel. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2020.

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