REGULATORY SUPPORT OF THE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION, USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY ACTIVITY
The legal foundations in the sphere of environment protection, use of natural resources, and environmental safety are established in the Constitution of the Russian Federation as it is the main Law of the country and in accordance with it all federal laws, laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and other regulatory documents are passed. The Laws of the Russian Federation in the field of environment protection and environmental safety that provide the conservation of favourable environment, biological diversity and natural resources, can be nominally divided into four groups:
- General legislative acts
- Environmental safety legislation
- Radiation safety of population legislation
- Natural resources legislation
The Environment Protection, Use of Natural Resources, and Environmental Safety Legislation of Saint-Petersburg. In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Land, Water, Forest, Subsoil and Environmental Legislation is under the joint jurisdiction of the Russian Federation and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Federal laws and corresponding laws and other regulatory documents of constituent entities of the Federation should be issued on the objects of joint jurisdiction that include the use of natural resources, environment protection, and environmental safety. The Environment Protection, Use of Natural Resources, and Environmental Safety Legislation of Saint-Petersburg is based on federal laws with due account for the particularities of environmental, social and economic conditions of the City.
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