The Minister reported on how the Forest Code that the President signed on 5 December will be implemented. At present, the authority for forestry management is in the process of being transferred from the federal government to the regions. The ministry is engaged in consultations with governors, and detailed work agendas and financing for regional agencies as been confirmed.
Yury Trutnyev also talked about the work done by the joint board of the Natural Resources Ministry and the Prosecutor General. There they discussed implementing license agreements and ensuring that companies in the fuel and energy sectors observe laws related to the protection of the environment.