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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 25.09.2006

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1042 of September 22, 2006 on the Priority Measures to Ensure Highway Traffic Safety



The Government of the Russian Federation is assigned the task to take immediate measures to improve highway traffic conditions, increase traffic transfer capacity of streets and roads, to increase the number of parkings, underground and aboveground passages, to improve the efficiency of emergency aid to victims of highway accidents, as well as to implement within specified time limits the federal targeted program "Improvement of Highway Safety in the Years 2006-2012" and implement the complex of additional measures of social and legal protection of employees of the highway traffic safety inspection.

Until November 1, 2006, the Government must endorse the list of state bodies whose transport vehicles may have special light and sound signals in the absence of special colour patterns on the outer surface of such vehicles. The total number of personal transport vehicles permitted for operation with special signals must not be greater than 1,000 (except for the transport vehicles serving the persons who enjoy state guard services).

The same time limit is set to develop the requirements to the mentioned transport vehicles outfitted with special signals, regulation on driver training and permission to drive such vehicles and the regulation on the escort of transport vehicles provided by the highway traffic inspection and the military highway inspection defining the cases requiring escort services and the cases when escort services are provided for security reasons.

It is expected that legislative prohibitions will be introduced for outfitting the transport vehicles of the members of the Council of the Federation and the deputies of the State Duma with special state registration plates, as well as the procedure of circulation of special signals will be endorsed (import, production, sale installation).

From February 1, 2007, it is prohibited to use special state registration plates on the territory of the Russian Federation. The measures of their revocation will be started on the stepwise basis from the day of entry of the Decree into force.

Special signals are preserved only for the vehicles of fire brigades, police, emergency medical aid, rescue teams and the military traffic inspection used in emergency situations affecting the life and health of people.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 235 of August 16, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Norms of Natural Loss



Endorses the norms of natural loss in production and circulation (except for the retail trade) of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic and alcohol-containing products.

Thus, natural loss at purchase, storage and delivery of ethyl alcohol in stationary tanks makes 0,008 dekalitres of anhydrous alcohol per 1 square meter of the surface of evaporation per month in the autumn and winter season in closed alcohol storages, on the open sites 0.016, in the spring and summer season " 0.024 and 0,065 dekalitres per 1 square meter respectively.

The norms of nature loss are also envisaged in percent of the total amount of anhydrous alcohol when the alcohol is stored in steel barrels and when decanting using various methods during supplies and sale. The norms of natural loss are specified during transportation depending on the type of transport, container and distance.

Specifies the norms of natural loss of ethyl alcohol during production of vodka, alcoholic drinks and other alcoholic products, as well as the wine materials and alcohol-containing products (during production of perfumery and cosmetics).

The Order is in effect until July 1, 2007.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 15, 2006. Reg. No. 8280.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 186 of July 13, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the State Service Rendered by the Federal Agency of the Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property “Providing Information of the State Land Cadastre to Interested Parties"



The endorsed Administrative Regulation of the state service rendered by the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property “Providing Information of the State Land Cadastre to Interested Parties" has been worked out in the framework of the administrative reform carried out in the Russian Federation to provide on the timely and qualitative basis information of the state land cadastre to natural persons and legal entities.

Information shall be provided in the form of excerpts at cost or free of charge. Information of open, publicly available nature is provided to all interested parties. Free information on a certain land plot is provided free of charge: to the holder of the rights for the land plot or the persons authorised by the holder of the rights; tax bodies within the territory of their jurisdiction; courts and law enforcement bodies processing the cases pertaining to the given land plot; bodies in charge of the state registration of the rights for immovable property and transactions with it, bodies (organisations) in charge of the special registration of individual types of immovable property and territorial zones in the volume necessary for the work of the mentioned bodies; persons inheriting the land plot of the holder of rights through the testament or law; other persons specified in the law. The amount of payment for the services of provided information is defined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

The Regulation specifies the terms and procedure of providing information of the state land cadastre, requirements to the places where such information is provided, reasons of refusal to provide it, procedure for appealing against actions of officials of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property.

Information or a motivated refusal to provide it in written form shall be presented to the interested parties within the time limits not greater than 15 working days from the day of receiving of the application in the territorial body of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property. The waiting time for the interested parties when submitting the application or receiving the information must not be greater than 30 minutes. Reception time with the official must not be greater than 10 minutes per application when submitting it and per each land plot when receiving the information.

The Regulation is entered into force on the territory of the Russian Federation on the stepwise basis as soon as the system of cadastre of immovable property is created in the subjects of the Russian Federation. The full functioning of the system of providing information of the state land cadastre to interested parties by the bodies of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property will be implemented from the year 2012.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 13, 2006. Reg. No. 8234.

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