80% of Requirements for Disclosure of Catalogs of Basic Regulatory and Normative Documents Have Been Met

15 february 2017

“Today our expert session is devoted to assessing how exhaustive is the catalog of regulatory documents containing mandatory requirements that have been published on the official websites of the executive authorities charged with oversight and supervision,” said Deputy Head of Analytical Center Mikhail Pryadilnikov, opening the event at the Analytical Center.

The oversight and supervision authorities joining forces with the business community is bound to produce results in the future, believes Deputy Head of Department for Legislation Development of the Ministry of Justice of Russia Yuri Zudov. “In the summer the latest amendments to federal law No 294-FZ were passed. Now the catalogs of regulatory and normative documents and their parts that contain mandatory requirements must be accessible for viewing through the websites of federal executive authorities,” the expert noted. “We are going to implement this and other measures as part of the priority project focusing on mandatory requirements.” By February 28 of this year all the information must be published on the websites of state authorities, Mr. Zudov added. “At the moment, this work has already been completed by 80% and the websites of most state authorities charged with various types of oversight and supervision already have lists of mandatory requirements and catalogs of regulatory and normative documents,” the government official said. But there are problems too: several government authorities still have not published the catalog on their websites or it is very hard to find. “In addition, we still can not assess how exhaustive the published catalog is. To solve that problem, the oversight and supervision authorities have been tasked with getting feedback from the business community on an on-going basis,” Mr. Zudov summed up.

During the discussion the experts noted that at the moment the legal status of the catalog is unclear; thus it also remains unclear how to apply it in practice. This problem needs special attention, according to the participants in the session. The position of the Ministry of Justice is that all the lists must be approved by executive rather than legislative documents.