Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

THE STATUTE ON THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

General Provisions

1. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (Minprirody of Russia) shall be a federal executive authority performing functions of public policy making and statutory regulation in the field of the study, use, renewal, and conservation of natural resources, including the subsoil, water bodies, forests located in designated conservation areas, fauna and their habitat, in the field of hunting, hydrometeorology and related areas, environmental monitoring and pollution control, including radiation monitoring and control, and functions of public environmental policy making and implementation and statutory regulation, including issues of production and consumption waste management (hereinafter waste), conservation areas, and state environmental assessment.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation shall organize and, within the limits of its authority, ensure compliance with the obligations arising from international agreements of the Russian Federation on matters, which fall within the scope of activity of the Ministry.

2. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation shall coordinate and supervise the activities of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Management, the Federal Agency for Water Resources and the Federal Agency for Subsoil Management falling under its jurisdiction.

3. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation shall be guided in its activity by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, acts of the President of the Russian Federation and Government of the Russian Federation, international agreements of the Russian Federation, as well as by this Statute.

4. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation shall carry out its activity directly or through its subordinate organizations in cooperation with other federal executive authorities, executive authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local governments, public associations, and other organizations.