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Security and Regime
- State Inspectorate for Nature Reserve Protection
- Rights of inspectors

Rights of inspectors

Tasks of the state supervision in the field of protection and use of especially protected natural territories are the prevention, revealing, and suppression of infringements by legal bodies, their heads, and other officials, individual businessmen, their authorised representatives ( hereinafter legal bodies, individual businessmen), and citizens, established according to the international treaties of the Russian Federation, the present Federal law, other federal laws, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation adopted in accordance with them, laws, and other regulatory legal acts of the subjects of the Russian Federation of the requirements in the field of environmental protection concerning:

a) the regime of a Specially Protected Natural Area;

b) a special legal regime for the use of land plots, natural resources, and other real estate objects located within the boundaries of Specially Protected Natural Areas;

c) the regime of protected areas of Specially Protected Natural Areas. (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL) In accordance with the Federal Law "On Specially Protected Natural Areas" of 14.03.1995 N 33-FL (as amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL), in Specially Protected Natural Areas of Federal and Regional Significance, the state supervision in the field of protection and use of Specially Protected Natural Areas is carried out by the officials of these state institutions, who are State Inspectors for Environmental Protection.

Rights of officials of legal bodies and state institutions exercising state supervision in the field of protection and use of Specially Protected Natural Areas (as amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL):

1. Officials of legal bodies and state institutions which carry out state supervision in the field of protection and use of Specially Protected Natural Areas in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation have the right: (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

a) to request and receive information and documents related to compliance by legal entities, individual entrepreneurs, and citizens with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas;

b) to freely by presentation of the service certificate and copies of the order of the head (deputy head) of the state supervision body (state institution) on appointment of the inspection to visit the buildings, premises, structures, and other similar objects located in Specially Protected Natural Areas, to carry out their inspections, as well as to carry out studies, tests, examinations, investigations, and other control activities; (As amended by the federal laws of 28.12.2013, N 406-FL; from 14.10.2014, N 307-FL)

c) to issue orders to legal entities, individual entrepreneurs, and citizens on elimination of revealed violations of the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas, on carrying out measures to ensure the prevention of damage to animals, plants, and the environment, and on compliance with the regimes of Specially Protected Natural Areas;

d) to make reports on the administrative offences related to violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas, to investigate cases on the specified administrative offences, and to take measures to prevent such offences;

e) to send to the authorized bodies materials related to the violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas for the purpose of solving the issues of initiation of criminal proceedings on the grounds of crimes;

f) to sue individuals and legal entities for recovery of funds in favor of state natural reserves and national parks in order to compensate for damage caused to natural complexes and objects of state natural reserves and national parks as a result of violations of the established regime of state natural reserves and national parks.

2. Officials of legal bodies and the state establishments authorised on realisation of the state supervision in the field of protection and use of Specially Protected Natural Areas, who are the State Inspectors for Environmental Protection, in an order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, at carrying out of actions on the control in Specially Protected Natural Areas also have the right: (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

a) to request, for the purpose of verification, from citizens located in the state nature reserves and national parks, permission to stay in these Specially Protected Natural Areas;

b) to request, for the purpose of verification, from legal entities and businessmen, documents for the right to use natural resources and other activities in the territories adjacent to the state nature reserves, and national parks, and protected areas;

c) to detain citizens who have violated the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas in the state natural reserves, national parks and their protected areas, and to bring these citizens to law enforcement agencies;

d) to inspect vehicles and personal belongings of citizens in the state nature reserves, national parks and their protected areas;

e) to seize from citizens who have violated the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas, products and tools of illegal use of natural resources, vehicles, and relevant documents.

3. State Inspectors for Environmental Protection while on duty also have the rights established by the forest legislation of the Russian Federation as officials responsible for the federal state forest supervision (forest protection). (As amended by federal laws of 12.03.2014 N 27-FL; of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

4. State Inspectors for Environmental Protection have the right in the procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation while on duty to use special means such as handcuffs, rubber sticks, tear gas, devices for forced stopping of transport, working dogs. (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

5. It is allowed to State Inspectors for Environmental Protection at carrying out of the tasks assigned to them by the present Federal law and while on duty, in procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, storage, carrying, and use of official firearm. (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

6. State Inspectors for Environmental Protection are provided with flak jackets and other personal protective equipment. (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

7. State Inspectors for Environmental Protection are subject to compulsory state insurance in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Law of 14.10.2014 N 307-FL)

8. Legal bodies and federal state budget-funded institutions which carry out state supervision in the field of protection and use of Specially Protected Natural Areas and their protected areas may be involved by the court to participate in proceedings or have the right to participate in proceedings on their own initiative to give an opinion on the claim for compensation for damage caused to the environment and its components as a result of violation of the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation on Specially Protected Natural Areas. (In edition of the Federal law from 28.12.2013 N 406-FL) (Article in edition of the Federal law from 18.07.2011 N 242-FL)

Ecocenter and Directorate
In Nizhniy Novgorod

603001, Nizhny Novgorod,

st. Rozhdestvenskaya, d. 23,
Reserve "Kerzhensky"

work time: 9: 30-17: 30
Mon-Fri.,
Closed Sat.- Sun.

(831) 431-30-56, 431-31-91

kerzhenskiy@kerzhenskiy.ru

Parent Organization –
Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia

Ecocenter
in the village Rustay

606491, Nizhny Novgorod region.,

pos. Rustay GO Bor
st. Oktyabrskaya, d.17

in the summer every day 9: 00-17: 00,
winter 10: 00-15: 00
Mon-Fri.,
Sat-Sun - in advance. applications.

Scientific Department:
(83159) 3-92-32
Accounting:
(83159) 3-92-30
Environmental education
+79200772831

The base of protection
in the village Rustay

606491, Nizhny Novgorod region.,

pos. Rustay GO Bor
st. Yubileinaya, d. 7

Report emergency:
+7 930 80 89 271
   (round the clock)

(83159) 3-91-96