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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 30.08.2002

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 637 of August 28, 2002 on the Licensing of Activities in the Sphere of Operation of Electric and Heat Supply Networks, Transportation, Storage, Processing and Sale of Oil, Gas and Products of Their Processing

Endorses six Regulations on the licensing of activities in the sphere of operation of electric and heat supply networks, transportation, storage, processing and sale of oil, gas and products of their processing. The licensing of the listed types of activities is vested in the Ministry of Power Supplies of Russia. The licenses are issued for 5 years. The earlier issued licenses for activities in storage of oil and products of its processing, operation of service stations, as well as operation of electric and heat supply networks preserve their force until expiry.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 720 of August 1, 2002 on the Implementation of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 472 of June 28, 2002

Pursuant to the changing of the traffic rules of the Russian Federation, changes the procedure of issue and replacement of the driver's licenses in the divisions of the Traffic Inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Endorses the specimen of the temporary permission to drive transport vehicles. The new specimen does not contain indication of the validity of the temporary permission within 30-days after withdrawal of the driver's license. According the new Code of Administrative Violations, the temporary permission preserves its force until the decision on the case of administrative violation is entered into force.
The Order abandons the Instruction on the proceedings in the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the cases of administrative violations of traffic rules and other norms in the sphere of traffic safety.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 27, 2002. Reg. No. 3745.

Decision of the State Standards Committee of the Russian Federation No. 68 of August 12, 2002 on the Endorsement of Amendment 1 to the Rules of Certification of Individual Types of Forestry Products

Changes the procedure of certification of individual types of forestry products, in particular, omits the requirements on the issue of the license for the application of the compliance sign by the body of certification. This is because the rules of issue of licenses for the works in obligatory certification and application of the compliance sign are abandoned, since the Federal Law of August 8, 2001 on the licensing of individual types of activities does not envisage the licensing of works in obligatory certification.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 28, 2002. Reg. No. 3733.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. NA-6-21/1153@ of August 1, 2002 on the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources

Explains that Articles 341 and 344 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation (in the wording of the Federal Law No. 110-FZ of July 24, 2002) envisaging the payment of the tax on extraction of mineral resources no later than the 25th of the month following the expired calendar month tax period are entered into force from January 1, 2003.
Before the end of 2002, the old procedure of calculation and payment of the tax on extraction of mineral resources is preserved envisaging the transfer of the monthly advance payments no later than the last day of each month of the calendar quarter tax period.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. NA-6-21/1065@ of July 23, 2002 on the Payment for the Pollution of the Natural Environment

The monetary resources paid by the taxpayers for the pollution of the natural environment, waste disposal, other types of adverse impacts before June 4, 2002 in compliance with the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 632 of August 28, 1992 will not be returned. This is because the mentioned Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation has been invalidated by the Ruling of the Board of Cassation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, i.e. from June 4, 2002, and there are no reasons to return to taxpayers the earlier paid monetary resources.

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