The Government amended the rules for the development and approval of administrative regulations

The Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 676 of June 13, 2018 “On Amending Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation due to Optimization of the Procedure for Developing and Approving Administrative Regulations” amended the Rules for the development and approval of administrative regulations for state control (supervision) and the Rules for the development and approval of administrative regulations for providing public services, approved by the Decree No. 373 of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 16, 2011.

Now, in accordance with Decree No. 676, the administrative regulations for providing public services must display information on the possibility of obtaining a public service on an extraterritorial basis, which allows for the provision of public services in any subdivision of a public authority or MFC, regardless of the applicant's place of residence. In addition, the administrative regulations should specify the timeframe and procedure for correcting typos and errors that have been made in the documents issued as a result of the provided public services.

In turn, supplemental information and lists of acts regulating relations that arise in connection with the provision of public services and exercise of state control are subject to exclusion from administrative regulations. This information should now be placed only on the Unified Portal of public services and on the official website of the relevant agency.

Decree No. 676 also allows for the administrative regulations to be approved by orders of federal executive agencies and agencies of state extra-budgetary funds under the jurisdiction of federal ministries, which provide a relevant public service (performing control and supervisory functions). Previously, such documents could be approved solely by an order of the federal ministries.

Also, Decree No. 676 amended the Rules for expert examination of draft administrative regulations. In accordance with these changes, not only new drafts of administrative regulations, but also draft amendments to them and draft orders on annulling regulations are all subject to expert examination. In the process of expert examination of draft amendments to the administrative regulations, the current version of an administrative regulation is also subject to examination.