STATE DUMA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED TO ADOPT FAS AMENDMENTS
The draft law on expanding the rights of businesspersons for fast-track consideration of complaints in the construction sector will be considered in the second reading on 12 July
The amendments drafted by the Antimonopoly Service add new grounds to Article 18.1 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” for FAS to consider complaints against the authorities under the fast-track procedure. It concerns unlawful refusals by the authorities to accept documents and applications as well as setting unlawful requirements to the applicants and their documents.
Head of FAS Department for Control over Construction and Natural Resources, Oleg Korneev reminded: “Today complaints against the authorities in the construction sector are considered under the “fast-track” procedure only upon two grounds – if the deadline for a procedure included in the Exhaustive List* is breached or requirements are set to perform a procedure that is not included in the List”.
Adopting the draft law expands the grounds for fast-track administrative appeal in the sphere of town-planning relations.
“The practice of considering complaints shows that the sector needs expanding the grounds for the fast-track appeal procedure. Developers can protect their rights promptly; for example, considering a complaint on an unlawful refusal of a public body to accept documents will tale no more than 7-14 days. Adopting the draft law will not only allow businessmen to restore their rights within days, but also reduce administrative barriers in the industry which will facilitate improvement of the business climate in the town-planning sphere”, concluded Deputy Head of FAS Rachik Petrosyan.
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