Russian EIA Legislation

The list of the statutory documents which regulate issues related to conducting the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), organization and conducting the State Ecological Expertize of the EIA materials on the federal level by the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) and its local bodies and on the regional level by the authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

  • Federal Law “On Environmental Protection”, January 10, 2002 No.7-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Ecological Expertise”, November 23, 1995 No.174-FZ;
  • The Regulation on the Assessment of Environmental Impact approved by Order of the State Ecology Committee of the Russian Federation of May 16, 2000 No.372 insofar as it does not conflict with the current legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • The Town-Planning Code of the Russian Federation, December 29, 2004 No.190-FZ;
  • The Land Code of the Russian Federation, October 25, 2001 No.136-FZ;
  • The Water Code of the Russian Federation, November 16, 1995 No.167-FZ;
  • The Forest Code of the Russian Federation, January 29, 1997 No.22-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Production and Consumer Waste”, June 24, 1998 No.89-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On the Russian Continental Shelf”, November 30, 1995 No.187-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On the Exclusive economic Zone of the Russian Federation”, December 17, 1998 No.191-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Inland Sea Waters, Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone of the Russian Federation”, July 31, 1998 No.155-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Specially Protected Natural Areas”, March 14, 1995 No.33-FZ;
  • RF Law “On subsoil”, February 21, 1992 No.2395-1;
  • Federal Law “On Wild Animals”, April 24, 1995 No.52-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Air protection”, May 04, 1999 No.96-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Licensing Certain Types of Activity”, August 08, 2001 No.128-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Technical regulation”, December 29, 2002 No.184-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On Investment Activity in the Russian Federation pursued in the form of capital investment”, February 25, 1999 No.39-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On the Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population”, March 30, 1999 No.52-FZ;
  • Federal Law “On the Industrial Safety of the dangerous industrial objects”, July 21, 1997 No.116-FZ;
  • The Formulary “Engineering investigations for construction” issued by the Ministry of regional development of the Russian Federation in 2012 No.47.13330.2012;
  • Statute on sections of project documentation and their content requirements approved by the RF Government Decree of February 16, 2008 No.87;
  • Federal Law “On Procedures for Examining Appeals and Addresses from Citizens of the Russian Federation”, May 02, 2006 No.59-FZ;
  • Statute on procedure for conducting the State Ecological Expertize approved by RF Government Decree of June 11, 1996 No.698;
  • Statute on peculiarities of conducting the State Ecological Expertize of the project documentation of the Olympic venues, construction, reconstruction and major repairs of which should be carried out on the lands of specially protected natural sites of federal significance approved by RF Government Decree of October 17, 2009 No. 824;
  • RF Governmental Decree of July 30, 2004 “On Approving the Statute of Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage and Introducing Amendments to RF Government Decree of July 22, 2004 No.370”;
  • Methodology for computing the State Ecological Expertise charges approved by the Order of the RF Ministry of Natural Resources of July 08, 2010 No. 251;
  • Administrative Rules for carrying on by the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision functions involving organization and conduction of the State Ecological Expertise approved by the Order of the RF Ministry of Natural Resources of 30.10.2008 No. 283 insofar as it does not conflict with the current legislation of the Russian Federation (specified legislative ant other stationary acts);
  • Federal Law on General principles of local government organization in Russian Federation, October 10, 2003 No.131-FZ;
  • Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation “On the order of organization and conducting of the State expertize of the project documentation and the results of the engineering survey”, March 05, 2007 No.145;
  • Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation “On the endorsement by the Federal Fisheries Agency of construction and revamping of capital construction facilities, the introduction of new technological processes and performance of other activities affecting aquatic biological resources and their habitat”, April 30, 2013 No.384.

 In the Republic of Komi

  • The Regulation “On organization and conducting of the state ecological expertize of the objects of the regional level” approved by the Ministry of Natural resources of the Republic of Komi, June 11, 2013 No.260;
  • Regulation on providing services related to conducting the SEE of the project documentation arranging construction, reconstruction of buildings which are in the process of construction, capital repair of public highways, and/or results of engineering surveys made for preparing such a project documentation, approved by the Order of the autonomous institution of the Komi Republic “Administration of the State Expertise of the Republic of Komi” of 11.10.2011 no. 26.
  • The Decision of the Council of the municipality “Syktyvkar” of the Republic of Komi “On public hearings of the environmental impact assessment materials of the planned economic and other activity as well as objects of the state ecological expertize”, June 28, 2006 No.28/06-463.

In the Republic of Karelia

  • Regulation of the autonomous institution of the Republic of Karelia “Administration of the State Expertise of the Republic of Karelia” on providing services relate to conducting the SEE of the project documentation and results of engineering surveys as provided by applicable law of the Russian Federation. / Approved by the Order of the autonomous institution of the Republic of Karelia “Karelgosekspertiza”, October 23, 2012 No. 44.
  • Regulation of the autonomous institution of the Republic of Karelia “Administration of the State Expertise of the Republic of Karelia” on organizing and conducting non-government expertise of the project documentation and/or results of engineering surveys under the Law of the Russian Federation. Approved by the Order of the Autonomous Institution of the Republic of Karelia of June 08, 2012 No. 33.
  • Decree of the Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district “On Approving the Statute on procedure for organization of public hearings on projected economic and others activity which is subject of the ecological expertize” of September 10, 2012 No.4294.

In Arkhangelsk region

  • Decree of the Governor of Arkhangelsk region “On approving administrative rules on providing state service on organization and conducting the state ecological expertise of the objects of the regional level in Arkhangelsk region and Nenets Autonomous district” of February 29, 2012 No. 22-u.
  • Decree of Arkhangelsk City Administration “State registration statements on conducting the public ecological expertise on the territory of the municipality “The City of Arkhangelsk” of November 26, 2012 No. 452.
  • Decree of Arkhangelsk City Administration “On approving administrative rules on providing the municipal service “Providing the land sites owned by the municipality "The City of Arkhangelsk", for construction of buildings, structures, facilities, according to the article 32 of the Land code of the Russian Federation” of November 19, 2012 No. 429.
  • Decree of the Arkhangelsk region Government “On approving the procedure of conducting engineering surveys on the territory of Arkhangelsk region”, April 24, 2012 No.160-pp.

 In Murmansk region

  • Administrative rules of the Ministry of construction and territorial development of the Murmansk region on providing state service “Conducting of the state expertize of the project organization and (or) results of engineering surveys” approved by the Order of the Ministry of construction and territorial development of the Murmansk region of July 05, 2013 No.173.
  • Decree of the Administration of the Murmansk City “On approving administrative rules on providing the municipal service “Organization of the public ecological expertizes on demand of the population” of March 11, 2011 No.381.
  • Administrative rules of the Ministry of Natural resources and ecology of the Murmansk region on providing the state services “Organization and conducting of the state ecological expertize of the objects of the regional level” approved by the Order of the Ministry of Natural resources and ecology of the Murmansk region of July 03, 2013 No.48/1.

 In Nenets Autonomous okrug

  • Nenets autonomous okrug (NAO) has special status. As a federal subject of the Russian Federation, NAO conducts the SEE on the federal level but as a part of Arkhangelsk region it does not conduct the SEE on the regional level. 

 

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