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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 20.04.2005

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 230 of April 18, 2005 on the Factor for Indexing the Monthly Insurance Payment for Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

From January 1, 2005, the indexing coefficient for the amount of the monthly insurance payments for obligatory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases set before January 1, 2005 will make 1.094.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 226 of April 16, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Financing in 2005 of Expenses for Social Programs, Including the Tied Social Aid to Non-Working Pensioners, and for the Measures to Eliminate the Consequences of Emergency Situations and Natural Disasters Pertaining to Tied Social Aid to Non-Working Pensioners at the Expense of Resources of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation

Specifies the procedure of allocation, spending and control over the use for the designated purposes of the resources of the Pension Fund intended to finance in 2005 the mentioned measures.

The financed social programs envisage, in particular, lumpsum material aid to non-working pensioners, purchase of the means of personal rehabilitation, items of daily necessity and subscription for periodicals.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 224 of April 15, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Method of Determination of the Aggregate Weighted Figure (Rating) of a Specialised Depositary During the Contest of 2005 to Select a Specialised Depositary to Conclude the Contract for the Services of a Specialised Depositary by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation

Specifies the procedure of determination of the aggregate weighted figure (rating) of a specialised depositary to reveal the winner of the contest of 2005 to select the specialised depositary to conclude the contract for the services of the specialised depositary by the Pension Fund.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 223 of April 15, 2005 on the Endorsement of the List of Commodities Where the Production and/or Sale Does Not Exempt the Organisation from the Land Tax for the Land Plots Used for Production or Sale of These Commodities

The mentioned list includes automobile tyres, hunting rifles, yachts, scooters (except for the special-purpose ones), items of ferrous and non-ferrous metals (other than recoverable and metal items), precious metals and stones, fur items (other than items for children), high-quality items of crystal and porcelain, caviar, as well as ready-made delicacies of valuable fishes and sea products.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 221 of April 15, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Rendering of Postal Communication Services

The rules shall regulate relations of users of postal communication and operators of public-use postal communication when they conclude and execute the contract for the postal communication services, as well as specify the rights and duties of the mentioned operators and users.

The services of postal communication are divided into universal postal communication services and other ones (including the postal money transfers, international dispatches, EMS services).

Depending on the method of processing, postal dispatches are divided into simple and registered ones.

In cases of failure to execute or improper execution of the duties of rendering of the postal communication services, the user may file a claim to the operator, including the one to reimburse the damage.

In cases of a violation of the time limits of transfer of postal dispatches and money transfers for personal, family, household and other needs other than entrepreneurial activities of citizens, the operators of postal communication shall pay out the penalty in the amount of 3% of the payment for the postal communication service for each overdue day, however, not more than the amount paid for such service, and for the violation of the time limit of delivery by air mail - the difference between the delivery by the air and the ground transport.

The Decision is entered into force from May 1, 2005.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 219 of April 15, 2005 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 643 of October 24, 2003

Amends the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation endorsing the rules of the wholesale market of electric power for the transient period. A new wording is provided for the list of the subjects of the Russian Federation whose territories are united in the pricing zones of the wholesale market of electric power for the transient period.

The Ministry of the Industry and Power Supplies of Russia is ordered to endorse the methodology directions on the procedure of calculation of technological losses of electric power taken into account in the equilibrium prices at the wholesale market of electric power for the transient period.

The contracts earlier concluded by the participants of the wholesale market of the second pricing zone envisaging the purchase and sale of electric power in the volumes recorded in the summary forecast of production and supplies of electric power shall preserve their force until expiry.

The Decision is entered into force from May 1, 2005.

Order of the Federal Tax Service, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. SAE-3-19/80@/53/34n of March 10, 2005 on the Implementation of the Provisions of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 573 of October 21, 2004 on the Procedure and Terms of Financing of the Bankruptcy Proceedings of Absent Debtors

Endorses the list and the limiting amount of expenses due for compensation of the bankruptcy commissioner in charge of the bankruptcy proceedings of the absent debtor carried out to the application of the authorised body. Also endorses the lists of the documents confirming the right of the bankruptcy commissioner to get the remuneration and compensation pertaining to the bankruptcy proceedings.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 18, 2005. Reg. No. 6516.

Order of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation No. 621 of December 28, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Working out and Coordination of the Plans to Prevent and Eliminate Spills of Oil and Oil Products on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Specifies general requirements to the planning of prevention and elimination of spills of oil and oil products and emergency situations because of the spills of oil and oil products. Also defines the procedure of coordination and endorsement of plans to prevent and eliminate such spills and appropriate calendar plans of operative measures in the presence of such hazards.

The requirements shall apply on the whole territory of the Russian Federation except for the vessels subject to international conventions involving the Russian Federation, and are obligatory for execution by all officials and specialists engaged in the mentioned activities.

The Order is entered into force from May 1, 2005.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 14, 2005. Reg. No. 6514.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 48 of April 1, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rules of State Registration of Medicines for Animals and Nutrient Additives

Introduces a uniform procedure of the state registration of home- and foreign-made medicines for animals and nutrient additives except for the ones from modified organisms.

The state registration is vested in the Federal Service of Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Enforcement on the basis of the statement of the federal state institution "All-Russia State Centre of Quality Control and Standardisation of Medicines for Animals and Fodders" to be carried out within six months from the day of submission of the registration documents. The registered medicine or additive is entered in the State Register of Medicines and Nutrient Additives.

The introduced procedure of the state registration is obligatory for execution by legal entities and natural persons engaged in production, sale, use, as well as import to the territory of the Russian Federation, of medicines and additives.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 14, 2005. Reg. No. 6510.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 65 of March 10, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Procedure of Issue of the State-Approved Documents of the Higher Professional Education, Filling and Storage of Appropriate Blank Documents

The state-approved documents of the higher professional education are issued in specialities and fields of training where the higher educational institution has state accreditation. State-approved blank diplomas of the higher professional education on the hard cover are used on the equal basis with the blank diplomas made without the hard cover since 2003.

The Order specifies the rules of issue of the diploma of unfinished higher professional education and the academic certificate, as well as the copies of diplomas.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 13, 2005. Reg. No. 6508.

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