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THE WATER CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION


No 74-FZ of June 3, 2006

Adopted by the State Duma on April 12th, 2006
Approved by the Federation Council on May 26th, 2006

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Article 1. Basic terminology used in this Code
Article 2. Water legislation
Article 3. Basic principles of water legislation
Article 4. Relationships governed by water legislation
Article 5. Surface and groundwater bodies
Article 6. Public water bodies
Article 7. Parties to water relations

CHAPTER 2. TITLE AND OTHER RIGHTS IN WATER BODIES


Article 8. Title to water bodies
Article 9. Right to use water bodies
Article 10. Termination of right to use water bodies

CHAPTER 3. WATER USE AGREEMENT. DECISION TO GRANT WATER BODIES FOR THE USE


Article 11. Grant of water bodies for the use on the basis of a water use agreement or decision to grant a water body for the use
Article 12. Water use agreement
Article 13. Scope of a water use agreement
Article 14. Term of a water use agreement
Article 15. Water user’s priority right to extend a water use agreement for another term
Article 16. Conclusion of a water use agreement
Article 17. Modification and termination of a water use agreement
Article 18. Liabilities of the parties to a water use agreement
Article 19. Assignment of rights and obligations under a water use agreement to a third party
Article 20. Royalty for the use of a water body
Article 21. Grant of water bodies for the use on the basis of a decision to grant a water body for the use
Article 22. Scope of a decision to grant a water body for the use
Article 23. Procedure for taking a decision to grant a water body for the use

CHAPTER 4. WATER BODY USE AND PROTECTION MANAGEMENT


Article 24. Powers of federal government authorities of the Russian Federation in the field of water relations
Article 25. Powers of government authorities of the Russian Federation constituent territories in the field of water relations
Article 26. Transfer of certain powers in the field of water relations from federal government authorities of the Russian Federation to government authorities of the Russian Federation constituent territories
Article 27. Powers of local self-government in the field of water relations
Article 28. Basin districts
Article 29. Basin councils
Article 30. State monitoring of water bodies
Article 31. National Water Body Register
Article 32. Hydrographic and water use zoning of the territory of the Russian Federation
Article 33. Schemes for integrated use and protection of water bodies
Article 34. Reservation of drinking water supply sources
Article 35. Development and establishment of permitted impact limits on water bodies and target water quality indicators for water bodies
Article 36. State control and supervision over the use and protection of water bodies

CHAPTER 5. WATER USE


Article 37. Water use purposes
Article 38. Water use types
Article 39. Rights and obligations of owners and users of water bodies
Article 40. Antitrust requirements regarding the use of water bodies
Article 41. Suspension or restriction of water use
Article 42. Basic requirements regarding the use of water bodies
Article 43. Use of water bodies for drinking and domestic water supply purposes
Article 44. Use of water bodies for wastewater and/or drainage water discharge purposes
Article 45. Use of water reservoirs
Article 46. Use of water bodies for electric power generation purposes
Article 47. Use of water bodies for water and air transportation purposes
Article 48. Use of water bodies for timber rafting
Article 49. Use of water bodies for medical and health improvement purposes
Article 50. Use of water bodies for recreational purposes
Article 51. Use of water bodies for fishing and hunting purposes
Article 52. Use of water bodies for geological exploration and extraction of mineral reserves
Article 53. Use of water bodies for fire safety
Article 54. Use of water bodies in areas of traditional residence and economic activities of small indigenous peoples in the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation

CHAPTER 6. PROTECTION OF WATER BODIES


Article 55. Basic requirements regarding the protection of water bodies
Article 56. Protection of water bodies from contamination and littering
Article 57. Protection of bogs from contamination and littering
Article 58. Protection of glaciers and snowfields from contamination and littering
Article 59. Protection of groundwater bodies
Article 60. Protection of water bodies when designing, locating, constructing, refurbishing, commissioning and operating water utility systems
Article 61. Protection of water bodies during various activities
Article 62. Protection of water bodies used for electric power generation purposes
Article 63. Protection of forests located within water protection zones
Article 64. Zones, districts of sanitary protection of water bodies of natural medicinal value
Article 65. Water protection zones and near-shore protective belts
Article 66. Specially protected water bodies
Article 67. Environmental distress zones, zones of emergencies in water bodies, prevention and of negative impact of water and mitigation of its consequences

CHAPTER 7. LIABILITY FOR VIOLATION OF WATER LEGISLATION


Article 68. Administrative and criminal liability for violation of water legislation
Article 69. Indemnification for damage caused to water bodies as a result of violation of water legislation

Taken from http://www.cabri-volga.org/DOC/PolicyRoundtable/WaterCodeOfRF-UnofficialEnglishTranslation.pdf

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