State Duma deputy Georgy Karlov proposes to provide additional exceptions to the existing ban on the development and extraction of common minerals within the boundaries of water protection zones (Clause 8, Part 15, Article 65 of the Water Code of the Russian Federation). The bill he drafted was registered by the lower house of parliament.
According to the parliamentarian, these actions should be allowed if the development and extraction of common minerals is carried out with the aim of producing building materials in the water protection zones of the seas established on the islands. In addition, the right to these actions can be obtained by citizens and entrepreneurs extracting minerals for their own production and technological needs in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on mineral resources.
Recall that a ban on the exploration and production of common minerals within water protection zones appeared in the Water Code in November 2013. Currently, it does not apply only to subsoil users engaged in the exploration and production of other types of mineral resources within the boundaries of the mining and (or) geological allotments provided to them on the basis of an approved technical design (paragraph 8 of part 15 of article 65 of the Water Code of the Russian Federation).
The width of the water protection zone is 500 m for the seas, 50 m for lakes and reservoirs, and for rivers and streams depends on their length. For example, the width of the water protection zone for a river with a length of up to 10 km is 50 m, from 10 to 50 km – 100 m, from 50 km and more – 200 m (part 4, part 8 of article 65 of the Water Code of the Russian Federation).
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