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Many companies give a negative impact on the environment. The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Nature Management, as well as the Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, carry out scheduled inspections of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs to ensure they match all the requirements of environmental legislation. The reason for such inspection can be information of state bodies, citizens’ appeals or media materials.

Since inspections are planned, you can learn about them in advance and try to prepare. But: not having found the alleged violations (which are the reason of inspection), the inspector can check your company for any other possible violations. Penalties for environmental pollution for legal entities are measured in hundreds of thousands of rubles. In addition, the result of the environmental inspections may be an administrative suspension of the organization activity for up to 90 days.

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Types of vialations of Environmental legislation of Russia

recycle

Improper handling of waste and hazardous substances

Fine of 100 000 to 250 000 rubles or suspension of the activities for up to 90 days
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Violation of the legislation on environmental impact assessment

Fine of 50 000 to 150 000 rubles
recult

Failure to fulfill responsibilities for land reclamation

Fine of 400 000 to 700 000 rubles
wronguse

Non-targeted use of land

Fine of 100 000 to 700 000 rubles or a certain percentage from land cost
resourseprotection

Violation of the norms for the protection of subsoil and resources

Fine of 300 000 to 500 000 rubles
naturalgas

Irrational use of mineral resources

Fine of 800 000 to 1 000 000 rubles
miningdeposit

Violation of the rules on the study of mineral resources

Fine of 300 000 to 500 000 rubles
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wateraccess

Non-compliance with the free access to the water body

Fine of 200 000 to 300 000 rubles or suspension of the activities for up to 90 days
waterres

Violation of the rules for the protection of water bodies

Fine of 100 000 to 300 000 rubles or suspension of the activities for up to 90 days
airpollution

Violation of air protection regulations

Fine of 10 000 to 250 000 rubles or suspension of the activities for up to 90 days
forest2

Violation of the rules of forest use

Fine of 5 000 to 500 000 rubles
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Violation of requirements for afforestation

Fine of 200 000 to 300 000 rubles
woodsake

Violation of the requirements for transactions with timber

Fine of 100 000 to 700 000 rubles, with or without timber confiscation
forestgarbage

Violation of standards of sanitary security in forests

Fine of 10 000 to 500 000 rubles or suspension of the activities for up to 90 days
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We carry out a detailed legal analysis of documents FOR FREE, sound options for solving the problem, timing and costs.

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We agree on mutually beneficial terms, stipulate the terms of payment for the services of our lawyers, draw up and sign a detailed contract.

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We pay great attention to collection of documentary and development of the entire situation. At this stage we try to work out all the nuances, subtleties, problems and risks; analyze all possible ways to solve the problem and choose the best path. The fate of the client often depends on this.

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Consultation

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We carry out a detailed legal analysis of documents FOR FREE, sound options for solving the problem, timing and costs.

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Signing a contract

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We agree on mutually beneficial terms, stipulate the terms of payment for the services of our lawyers, draw up and sign a detailed contract.

Collection of documentary

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We pay great attention to collection of documentary and development of the entire situation. At this stage we try to work out all the nuances, subtleties, problems and risks; analyze all possible ways to solve the problem and choose the best path. The fate of the client often depends on this.

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We protect the client’s interests in administrative bodies. This is the easiest and cheapest way to cancel the decision.

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If necessary, we defend our client interests in the court.

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If necessary, we appeal against the decision of the court in the appellate and cassation instances.

Attempt to repeal

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We protect the client’s interests in administrative bodies. This is the easiest and cheapest way to cancel the decision.

Challenge in court

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If necessary, we defend our client interests in the court.

Appeal and cassation

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If necessary, we appeal against the decision of the court in the appellate and cassation instances.

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FAQ

on violations of Environmental legislation

When to wait for the inspection of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Nature Management (RosPrirodNadzor) or the Environmental Prosecutor's Office?

Bodies of environmental protection make planned and unplanned inspections.

According to the federal law “Protection of the rights of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs while making state and municipal control” #294-FZ, planned inspections of company can be made only once in three years.

Find out about the plan of inspections at proverki.gov.ru or plan.genproc.gov.ru (both are in Russian).

How should I prepare for the environmental control inspection?

To successfully pass the audit, you must put in order the documents that are checked most often. These documents include:

– constituent documents;

– orders for the appointment of the head and persons responsible for the implementation of environmental legislation requirements;

– notification of the start of the implementation of certain types of business activities;

– information on the registration of objects having negative impact on the environment;

– calculations of fees for the negative impact on the environment;

– protocols of previous inspections;

– materials of previous cases of administrative offenses.

In order to prepare your company for inspection, we recommend to create and use special checklists.

How to challenge results of taken inspection?

According to the results of the audit, the supervisor may make a submission to oblige the company to eliminate the environmental violation.

For a more serious offense, you face a considerable administrative fine or suspension of the company activities for up to 90 days.

The first step in the abolition of fines for environmental pollution (or for other violation of environmental legislation) is to apply to a higher body of environmental control. If this step doesn’t have an effect, it is necessary to appeal the decision in court according to the location of the inspection body.

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Specialization

Lawyers who will work on your case are experts in solution of such issues

20 years of experience

We have a great experience of solving problems like yours

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Average market prices are due to high professionalism of Logos lawyers

Complete transparency

We sign a contract which clearly lists all the payments

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Pay-for-performance: You pay only after we win your case in court

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Every case is supervised by both client and personally CEO of Logos
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CONSULTATION

Common risks

According to statistics, 80% of law firms in Russia have no more than three lawyers in the state. And this means that the majority of "legal consultations" are conducted with deliberate misleading of the client, because one lawyer rarely specializes in more than two fields of law. Also, the consultation is often "abandoned" by yesterday's students and lawyers without any practical experience in protecting the client in court.

In Logos

More than 10 people working in our forensic and consulting department specializing in various branches, sub-sectors and legal institutes (civil, tax, administrative, bankruptcy procedure, arbitration and civil procedure) work. Already on the consultation you will receive a qualified preliminary assessment of the prospects of your case. And you can be sure - our assessment is correct.

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SIGNING A CONTRACT

Common risks

A contract is signed, which does not include all options for the development of events, certain aspects remain at the level of oral agreements as "self-evident". "Gray" payment schemes are often offered. Using the services of such a "lawyer", you are seriously at risk of spending your nerves and time - and at the same time paying for a negative result (or in general the absence of any result).

In Logos

First of all, we are interested in a stable and permanent relationship with the client, and this is possible only by gaining his trust. Therefore, the contract developed by us is designed for a fair settlement of relations in any possible situation. Also, our client always receives an official document about the funds paid to us and can use it to recover court costs

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COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTARY

Common risks

In such complex cases as disputes with state bodies, the development of a legal position requires not only high qualification of a lawyer, but also significant labor and time costs, because it is necessary to study and analyze a large number of case materials. Therefore, serious processes often turn out to be simply "out of the box" for small or young law firms.

In Logos

In our firm, careful development of the legal position in any more or less complicated case is imperative, which not only allows a thorough study and analysis of a large number of case materials, but also to find original solutions that do not lie on the surface for the development of a victorious legal position.

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ATTEMPT TO REPEAL

Common risks

Trying to save and trust your defense in court to a law firm of two or three lawyers, or even a solitary lawyer, you risk that your defender will not be able to physically carry out the whole set of necessary procedures, and his arguments will not make a proper impression. As a result, even with a responsible attitude to your lawyer's case, the case can be seriously delayed, and the desired result will not be achieved.

In Logos

Protectionis traditionally assigned to us by at least two lawyers, one of whom is a lawyer-expert in the field of law to which your case relates. This gives us the opportunity to carefully prepare and conduct the entire set of necessary procedures, provide an evidence base for the judge to make the decision you need.

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CHALLENGE IN COURT

Common risks

Protection in the courts is already "aerobatics" in the Russian jurisprudence. To entrust your protection to a law firm with insufficient experience of conducting (and winning) such cases means consciously reducing your chances to a minimum.

In Logos

Twenty-year experience and a team of lawyers, whose total length of service is more than 150 years, allows us to achieve victory in all judicial instances when considering cases of any complexity.

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APPEAL AND CASSATION

Copmmon risks

Many companies (lawyers), using the inexperience of the client in the proceedings, make the contract in such a way that they are liable to the client only for the decision made by the court. Those. are in no way responsible for the implementation of this decision, which may be for you in fact equivalent to the lost process.

In Logos

Our goal is not only to win in court, but also to get actual results for our client. This is our reputation, on which our profit is built. Therefore, we always go to the end, seeking full compliance with the obligations assumed.