The head of Rosprirodnadzor left his post

The head of Rosprirodnadzor left his post

MOSCOW, 3 Jul — RIA Novosti. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dismissed Artem Sidorov from the position of head of Rosprirodnadzor, the corresponding order is published on the website of the Cabinet.

“Release Sidorov Artem Georgievich of the Deputy Minister of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation — the head of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of nature at its request”, — stated in the text of the document.

At the end of June on the profile of the meeting in Irkutsk the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika criticized the work of Rosprirodnadzor in the fight against violations in the trade of waste. According to him, the Federal service “is not adequately provided for environmental impact assessment”. A source in the Ministry of Russia told RIA Novosti that Sidorov is on vacation until July 5. According to the source, on 4 July, will know the name of the new head of the Department.

Earlier media reports as possible candidates for the position of head of the Supervisory authority in addition to the acting head of called Amirkhan Amirkhanov Deputy head of Rostekhnadzor Svetlana Rodionov, Deputy presidential envoy in the Urals Federal district Alexander Kaliberda, the Prosecutor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district Alexander Gerasimenko.

Artem Sidorov head of Rosprirodnadzor in September 2015. Before he was five years led the Ministry of ecology and natural resources of Tatarstan.