Control and Oversight Delivery: Eliminating Excessive and Overlapping Functions

22 november 2016

The Analytical Center hosted a meeting of the work group tasked with reviewing proposals for how to eliminate excessive and overlapping supervision and oversight functions in certain sectors of the economy. The group is part of the subcommission for the improvement of supervision (oversight) and permit issuing functions of the federal executive authorities of the government commission for the implementation of the administrative reform. The experts discussed the proposals of federal executive authorities on eliminating obsolete, excessive and overlapping requirements in fire safety in cooperation with representatives of federal executive authorities and national public unions of entrepreneurs that have a stake in the matter.

In February, 2016 EMERCOM of Russia submitted a draft law to the Russian government “On Introducing Amendments to the Federal Law ‘On the Technical Regulation regarding Fire Safety Requirements”. The draft law defines new approaches to the procedure of declaring conformance of properties to fire safety requirements. The basic idea is to make declaration of conformance to fire safety requirements voluntary while the registration of such a declaration is to serve as grounds for foregoing scheduled audits of the property in question by federal fire safety supervision authorities. “The EMERCOM official website has a whole section devoted to this issue where you can find a step-by-step explanation for how to fill out the fire safety declaration,” the EMERCOM representative Aleksey Panov pointed out.

Representatives of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, the Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service put forward their proposals as well.

 The event was held as part of the implementation of clause 36 of the Action Plan (‘Road Map’) for the Improvement of Supervision and Oversight in Russia in 2016-2017, approved by the Russian Government in its Resolution No. 559-r dated April 1, 2016.