Updating and refinement of the mining law and implementation arrangements

E. Panfilov

The paper is an overview of major problems of the currently applicable mining law and reproduction of mineral reserves and resources of Russia. The author describes the state-of-the art of the regulatory and legal framework of mineral resources management, and presents mineral mining/exploration licensing statistics. Ways are proposed for the refinement and updating of the mining law, and areas to be addressed for the streamlining of mining practice management. A rationale is presented for the development of the RF Mining Code, as well as the list of top-priority and urgent measures aimed at the restructuring of the management system in exploration and mining sectors of the country.