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Federal Law No. 44-FZ of April 29, 2002 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Acts of Civil Status

If the first copy of the record of the act of civil status is lost, the law envisages the opportunity to renew the certificate of state registration of this act in the body of executive power of the subject of the Russian Federation keeping the second copy.
At the desire of the parents (one of the parents) living in a rural settlement, they may indicate the place of residence of the parents (one of the parents) instead of the actual place of birth of the child.
The Law defines the mechanism permitting to exclude double registration of the act of divorce if the record of the act was entered at the divorce registration by one of the spouses and the other spouse applies to the same body of registration of the acts of civil status. In this case, information on the second spouse is added to the existing record.
The change of the name of a person under fourteen years of age, as well as the change of his surname for the surname of the other parent, may be carried out on the basis of the Decision of the body of trusteeship.
The Federal Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication. The text of the Federal Law is published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta on May 7, 2002, No. 80.

Federal Law No. 41-FZ of April 25, 2002 on the Amendments to the Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the Obligatory Insurance of the Civil Responsibility of the Owners of Transport Vehicles

The Federal Law on traffic safety is amended to introduce the changes and additions to prohibit the use of a transport vehicle on public highways in the absence of obligatory insurance of the civil responsibility of the owners of transport vehicles. Control over the presence of the obligatory insurance will be carried out at the registration and during the annual technical inspection of transport vehicles, at the licensing of activities pertaining to their operation, as well as during traffic patrol measures on the highways.
The amendments are also introduced in the Code of Administrative Violations to institute the responsibility of the persons driving without the documents confirming the obligatory insurance (the fine is 3 minimum amounts of labour remuneration), as well as the owners of uninsured transport vehicles (the fine is from 5 to 8 minimum amounts of labour remuneration).
Amendments are also introduced to some other laws.
The Federal Law is entered into force from July 1, 2003 with exceptions. The text of the Federal Law is published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta on May 7, 2002, No. 80.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 307 of April 2, 2002 on the Amendment to the Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 304 of May 20, 1996

Specifies that the cargo documents accompanying the commodities may show the number of the registration card of the participant of foreign-trade activities (recipient of commodities) issued according to the procedure of registration of participants of foreign-trade activities in the customs bodies of the Russian Federation endorsed by the Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 787 of August 31, 2000.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 25, 2002. Reg. No. 3411.

Order of the State Standards Committee of the Russian Federation No. 82 of April 2, 2002 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Issue, Obtaining and Use of the Blank Forms of Compliance Certificates, Blank Forms of Appendices to Compliance Certificates and Blank Forms of the Licenses for the Use of the Compliance Sign Endorsed by the Order of the State Standards Committee of Russia No. 290 of September 5, 2001

The amendments are introduced pursuant to the entering into force from February 10, 2002 of the Federal Law No. 128-FZ of August 8, 2001 on the licensing of individual types of activities stating that the use of the compliance sign is not subject to licensing.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 25, 2002. Reg. No. 3409.

Decision of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation and the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 26/40 of April 15, 2002 on the Amendments to the Explanation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation and the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 3/02-18/05-2256 of April 4, 2000 on the Procedure of Granting and Payment For the Additional Days-Off per Month to One of the Working Parents (Trustee) to Take Care of the Invalid Children Endorsed by the Decision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation and the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 26/34 of April 4, 2000

Four additional paid days-off per month to take care of invalid children and invalids from childhood before they reach 18 years of age are provided to the parent engaged in labour relations with an employer if he presents a document (copy) confirming that the other parent is not engaged in labour relations with an employer or is a self-employed person. Earlier, it was necessary to present the document confirming that the second parent is a self-employed person.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 24, 2002. Reg. No. 3404.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 10 of March 14, 2002 on the Entering into Force of the Sanitary Rules and Norms "Zones of Sanitary Protection of the Sources of Water Supplies and Potable Water Conduits SanPiN 2.1.4.1110-02"

Defines the sanitary and epidemiological requirements to the organization and operation of the zones of sanitary protection of the sources of water supplies and potable water conduits. The rules are obligatory for citizens, independent entrepreneurs and legal entities and are entered into force from July 1, 2002.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 24, 2002. Reg. No. 3399.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 16-00-13/03 of April 29, 2002 on the Application of the Normative Documents Regulating the Issues of Registration of Expenses for Production and Calculation of the Net Cost of Products (Works , Services)

Before the end of the work in the sphere of development and endorsement by the ministries and agencies of the appropriate industry-sector normative documents on organization of registration of expenses for production, calculation of the net cost of products (works, services) in compliance with the Program of reformation of accounting work, organizations, as earlier, should be guided by the industry-sector instructions (directions) being in effect at the moment taking into account the requirements, principles and rules of acknowledgement in the accounting work of indicators, disclosing of information in the accounting work in compliance with already adopted normative documents on accounting work in execution of the mentioned Program.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 28-01-21/871/SSh of April 25, 2002

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation informs of the exchange, beginning with May 1, 2002, of the qualification certificates of the auditor issued before the entry into force of the Federal Law on the audit activities for the certificates envisaged in this Law. The Letter provides the list of documents, requirements and conditions necessary for the exchange of the qualification certificates of the auditor. The Letter also provides the recommended form of the application for the exchange of the certificates.

Letter of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 01-06/13128 of April 3, 2002 on the Methodology Recommendations on the Control over the Export of the Results of Intellectual Activities

Customs control shall apply to any transferred by legal entities and natural persons results of intellectual activities on magnetic, paper or other material media (charts, diagrams, descriptions of the technological processes, software products, methodology materials, results of research works etc.) including the ones included in the product sets.
The Letter indicates the documents confirming the presence of the right for the results of intellectual activities. Lists the cases when it is necessary to present the deal certificate.
Material media containing the results of intellectual activities must be declared in writing with obligatory filling out of the cargo customs declaration when their cost is greater than the amount equivalent to ? 100 or if they are subject to non-tariff regulation measures. If the cost of the commodities declared under one application is not greater than ? 100 and there are no export restrictions, the declaring may be done by way of presenting a written application drawn up in a free style.

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