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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 24.06.2010

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1144 of June 16, 2010 on Customs Clearance of Machines Supplied as Separate Components

The instructions on classification, customs clearance of and control over machines supplied as separate components provides for the following. Some machines are classified by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. In order to effect customs clearance thereof according to a uniform code, the Service|s classification decision is required.
As from July 1, 2010, customs clearance of appropriate machines in respect of which such decisions have been previously adopted, if it is not yet completed, shall be effected in compliance with the instructions. It is worth noting that the latter concerns the commodities which are to be placed under the customs treatments of release for internal consumption or free customs zone.
The order is registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 21, 2010 under registration No. 17606.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 473 of May 11, 2010 on Amending the Procedure for Enrollment of Citizens to Accredited Educational Institutions of Secondary Vocational Education Endorsed by Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 4 of January 15, 2009

The order specifies the procedure for enrollment of citizens to institutions of secondary professional education. In particular, institutions of secondary professional education shall enroll citizens who had finished school before January 1, 2009 (that is, before introduction of the uniform state examination) on the basis of the results of entrance examinations held by an institution of secondary professional education. Earlier the cited persons were only enrolled to the department of part-time training (evening classes) or of training by correspondence. Now they are also allowed to enter the department of full-time training.
The order also reviews a list of data to be cited in an application filed by enrollees.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 481 of May 11, 2010 on Amending the Procedure for Enrollment of Citizens to Accredited Educational Institutions of Higher Vocational Education Endorsed by Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 442 of October 21, 2009

The order corrects the procedure for enrollment of citizens to state-accredited higher educational institutions. It shall not extend to the institutions implementing military vocational educational programmes.
As regards the persons who had received secondary (full) general education before January 1, 2009, the form of entrance examinations for them shall be independently established by a higher educational institution. It concerns all forms of training, rather than only part-time training and training by correspondence, as before. The results of the uniform state examination may be also accepted from the cited persons.
The order established a list of obligatory data to be cited in an application by an enrollee. In particular, data on passing the uniform state examination and on the place where it was passed shall be cited therein. Where there are several results of the uniform state examination whose validity term has not yet expired, in an application it shall be specified, what results and in respect of what general education subjects an enrollee is going to use. Besides, data on the availability or unavailability of the diploma of the winner or prizewinner of an appropriate Olympiad of schoolchildren, as well as special rights as to the enrollment to a higher educational institution. shall be mentioned therein. When filing an application, the model inserted in the official Internet site of a higher educational institution or in the federal state information system ~Uniform Portal of State and Municipal Services (Functions)~ may be used.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 333 of May 4, 2010 on Endorsing the Instructions on the Procedure for Acceptance, Registration and Solution by Internal Affairs Bodies of the Russian Federation of Applications, Appeals and Other Information about Incidents.

The new Instructions on the Procedure for Acceptance, Registration and Solution by Internal Affairs Bodies of the Russian Federation of Applications, Appeals and Other Information about Incidents are endorsed. They are not essentially different as compared to the previous ones. But there are some innovations in them.
In particular, now it is allowed to file reports through the Internet.
The operations duty officer is now bound while he/she is on duty to report to the head of the internal affairs division about the reports on incidents that have been received. The latter is bound in the instructions thereof made on an application to identify in writing the executor, time of and procedure for its solution. Appeals in writing that do not contain data on incidents shall be delivered to the secretariat on the basis of the instructions of the head of the internal affairs division. They shall be considered as ordinary citizens| applications. The registration number of the secretariat|s registration form shall be entered to the register of reports. Reports shall be delivered to the executor for solution in compliance with the cited register. In so doing, the time and date of their delivery shall be fixed, with the executor|s signature and family name be affixed thereto.
The inspection materials and a copy of the decision on the refusal to initiate criminal proceedings shall be delivered to the prosecutor within 24 hours as from the time when it is issued for verifying their substantiation and lawfulness. A copy of the decision shall be forwarded to the applicant.
The former instructions are declared invalidated.
The order shall enter into effect upon the expiry of 1 month after the date when it is officially published. It is registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 9, 2010 under registration No. 17532.

Order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 357 of April 29, 2010 on Endorsing the Rules for Defining by Manufacturers and Importers the Energy Efficiency Class of a Commodity and Other Information about Its Energy Efficiency

The rules for defining by manufacturers and importers of energy efficiency classes of some commodities, in particular of electric compression refrigerators for storing and/or freezing food products at home, washing and dish-washing machines, domestic air conditioners, cooking hot plates, electric cabinet ovens, microwave cookers, colour television sets, devices for heating and liquids| warming, elevators and computer monitors, have been developed.
An appropriate index shall be estimated for defining the energy efficiency class of electric refrigerators. In so doing, the standard and annual volumes of energy consumption, number of partitions for storing food products, their capacity etc. shall be taken into account.
When defining the energy efficiency class of washing machines, shall be taken into account, in particular, the actual energy consumption rate, quality of washing and squeezing out, rate speed of the centrifuge and water consumption.
7 energy efficiency classes are provided for cooking hot plates within the range from A (maximum) to G (minimum). The actual energy consumption shall be taken into account.
As regards elevators, the efficiency coefficient of the electric drive, nominal energy input of auxiliary devices (lighting, ventilation, voice communication, alarm system), elevating capacity, hoisting height and speed shall be taken into account.
To define energy efficiency classes and characteristics, tests (measurements) shall be made, this to be done by accredited laboratories (centers).
The order is registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on June 11, 2010 under registration No. 17550

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