Developing a Draft of a Technical Regulation
The Federal Law “Technical Regulation” states that
anyone can develop a technical regulation. However, review, legislative
approval, enactment, revision, and cancellation of technical regulations are
entirely under the jurisdiction of the highest government authorities of the
Russian Federation. There are several reasons for this separation of powers:
(a) The law imposes no limits on who has the right to
propose and develop technical regulations, and supports active participation
of the public, businesses, trade associations, and consumer advocacy groups in
the process of developing technical regulations.
(b) Keeping lawmaking functions in the hands of the
government makes it possible to give technical regulations the status of a
federal law mandatory for all Russian Federation subjects.
(c) The law requires that any technical regulation can
only be enacted by a higher government authority–the parliament, the Cabinet,
or the President. This ends the uncontrolled creation of regulations by
industrial ministries and departments.
Public discussion of the draft of a technical regulation