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Execution of state functions


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Tatiana Yelfimova
Deputy CEO for Government Relations and Budgeting, State Secretary

– What are main results of law-making activities in the reporting year? How does the change in the legislative framework affect the activities of ROSATOM?

– The key drafted law affecting ROSATOM in 2013 was the adoption of Federal Law No. 188-FZ “On Amendment of the Federal Law ‘On the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM’ and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation”.

This law stipulated the system of management of the nuclear weapons complex of the country, including the special status of the nuclear weapons complex’s organisations, i.e. it enshrined the notion of “federal nuclear organisations” and the procedure for assigning this status to unitary enterprises.

Also, the law eliminated the uncertainty associated with the validity period of ROSATOM’s status and, at the same time, confirmed the “rightfulness” of the chosen approach of state policy in the use of atomic energy, development, and the safe functioning of organisations within the nuclear power and industry complex and nuclear weapons complex, and the safe functioning of organisations that operate the nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet.

With the adoption of this law, the transitional period of activity has ended. Now, the Corporation has permanently set forth the authorities it was given in the transitional period, i.e. of:

  • the chief controller of budget funds, the recipient of budget funds, and the chief budget revenue administrator;
  • the state customer of governmental defence orders in the specified area of activity and the state customer of governmental programmes in the field of defence and security; and
  • the state customer of long-term target programmes.

Also in the previous year, serious work was done on the legal regulatory issues involving the standardisation and accreditation of products (works, services). The relevant resolutions of the Government of Russia were adopted, which allowed the building up of a uniform accreditation and standardisation system in the use of atomic energy that meets the current realities.

Regarding infrastructural changes related to the Corporation’s activities, I would like to highlight the changes made to Federal Law No. 210-FZ of 27 July 2010 “On the Provision of Central and Local Government Services”, under which the Corporation has the right to draft and adopt administrative regulations for the provision of public services and discharging of state functions, as well as the right to provide the services electronically.

The said changes have allowed ROSATOM to position itself as a full-fledged participant (on the level with federal executive bodies) in the existing legal framework in relation to the provision of public services using information and telecommunication technologies, including the use of the Single Portal for Central and Local Government Services and interagency information interaction.

– What are the priority objectives with regard to the discharge of governmental functions by the Corporation in 2014 and in the mid-term?

– Work will continue to synchronise the nuclear legislation with a consideration for features of atomic energy use in conjunction with the changes in the law of general jurisdiction and certainly, for the further development of the nuclear legislation itself.

2.3.1.1. ROSATOM’s contribution to the “May Decrees” of the President of Russia

Table. Effects of the implementation of the national programme for development of the nuclear power and industry complex in 2012–2013 upon achievement of targets set forth by Decrees of the President of Russia from 7 May 2012

Presidential DecreeTarget indicatorsAssessment of the national programme’s effects*
“On the Long-term National Economic Policy” (No. 596) Creation and modernisation of 25 million highefficiency jobs by 2020 In 2013, 6,218 jobs were created in the nuclear industry, up 8 % from the preceding year.
Increase in investments up to at least 25 % of GDP by 2015 and up to 27 % by 2018 The growth of investments in the nuclear industry is predominantly due to investments in the development of nuclear power and the modernisation and expansion of the science, technology, production, and resource base of the nuclear industry. In 2013, the investment-toproceeds ratio of companies was 27 %.
Increase in the share of products of high technology and the science-intensive sectors of the economy in terms of GDP by 1.3 times by 2018 compared to the 2011 level The relative share of the innovative products and services in the total sales of the nuclear industry in 2013 was 13 %, 1.3 times the 2011 indicator (9.9 %).
Increase in labour efficiency by 1.5 times by 2018 compared to the 2011 level In the nuclear industry, labour efficiency in 2013 was 1.29 times the level of 2011.
“On Measures for Implementation of the National Policy in the Field of Education and Science” (No. 599) By 2015, the percentage of Russian researchers’ publications in the world’s scientific journals indexed in the Web of Science rose by 2.44 % In 2013 the indicator of the national programme “Number of Publications in the World Peerreviewed Publications in the Field of the Use of Atomic Energy (per 100 researchers and developers a year)” was 8.5 items, up 29 % from 2011.
* The assessment is made in accordance with the indicators of the Roadmap for the implementation of instructions described in the Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation from 7 May 2012, as approved by a list of instructions given by the CEO of ROSATOM on 28 September 2012.

2.3.1.2. Legal regulatory activity

The intensive development of the nuclear industry and the broadening of nuclear technology applications require an extensive improvement of the legal framework.

As part of the interaction of ROSATOM with the houses of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation in 2013, more than 180 draft laws were continuously monitored and amendments to 7 draft laws were produced and submitted. All amendments were adopted.

In 2013, the Federal Law No. 188-FZ of 2 July 2013 “On the Amendment of the Federal Law ‘On the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM’ and Certain Legal Acts of the Russian Federation” was adopted, which:

  • legally defined the system of management and development of NWC for the long term; and
  • ended the transitional period of Corporation activity and guaranteed on a permanent basis the powers of the Corporation, which had been granted during the transitional period.

In 2013, eleven federal laws and a large number of legal regulatory acts, including those aimed at the implementation of statutory provisions for the said federal laws, were adopted.

In 2013, a group of authors under the editorship of T. L. Elfimova (ROSATOM) issued a comment on the Federal Law of 21 November 1995 “On the Use of Atomic Energy”, which illustrates the huge technical and organizational legal changes that have taken place in the nuclear industry over the past several years.

2.3.1.3. Distribution of budget funds and implementation of FTP in 2013

ROSATOM has the authority of the chief controller of budget funds (CCBF), which assumes the function of budget accounting for Russia’s state treasury property. The budget control was exercised in accordance with the applicable norms of the budget legislation and the legal regulatory framework of the chief controller of budget funds. The budget control, in the first place, covers nuclear materials exclusively owned by the state, including the national stockpile of special feedstock and fissile materials.

At the same time, ROSATOM has been given the associated authority of the chief administrator of fiscal revenues, including those from export sales of low-enriched uranium.

The execution of CCBF authority by the Corporation increases the level of control on the part of the Ministry of Finance of Russia and the Accounts Chamber of Russia over the spending of budget funds; it also increases the efficiency of budget funds management.

For information about the execution of state powers, see the Report of ROSATOM to the Government of the Russian Federation.

Table. Federal budget funds received by ROSATOM in 2013, bln RUB

Type of expenditureActual received funds
Federal budget, total 145.3
including:
Property contribution 81.6
Budgetary appropriations for FTP implementation 29.7
including:
Contribution to authorised capital 1.1




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