On Energy Saving

Original Language Title: Об энергосбережении

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Expired-the Federal law from 23.11.2009 N 261-FZ of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION federal law on energy efficiency adopted by the State Duma March 13, 1996 year approved by the Federation Council of the year March 20, 1996 (as amended by the federal laws of 05.04.2003 N 42-FZ;
from 18.12.2006 y. N 232-FZ; from 23.07.2008 N 160-FZ;
from 30.12.2008 N 309-FZ; from 30.12.2008 N 313-FZ) this federal law regulates relations arising in the course of activities in the field of energy efficiency, in order to establish economic and organizational conditions for the efficient use of energy resources.
Chapter i. General provisions article 1. Basic concepts in the present Federal law uses the following concepts: energy conservation-implementation of legal, organizational, scientific, industrial, technical and economic measures aimed at the efficient use of energy resources and engaging in the economic turnover of renewable sources of energy;
energy policy of the State-legal, organizational and financial-economic regulation of activities in the field of energy saving;
energy resource energy booster that is currently being used or may be helpful used term;
secondary energy resource-energy resource, obtained as a by-product of a main proceeding or is this product;
efficient use of energy resources-achieving cost-effective energy efficiency at the existing level of technological development and technology, and environmental compliance Wednesday; (As amended by federal law N 309-FZ) indicator of energy efficiency-absolute value or unit of consumption or loss of energy resources for the production of any appointment, established State standards;
unproductive consumption of energy resources, energy resources consumption resulting from non-compliance with the requirements set by State standards, as well as a violation of the requirements established by the regulations, technological regulations and passport data for existing equipment;
renewable energy-solar, wind, heat, Earth, natural movement of water flows, as well as energy existing in nature gradients of temperatures;
alternative fuels-fuels (compressed and liquefied gas, producer gas, biogas, biomass processing products, water-coal fuel, etc.), the use of which reduces the consumption of energy resources or replaces more expensive and scarce species.
Article 2. The legislation of the Russian Federation on energy conservation legislation in the Russian Federation on energy conservation consists of this federal law and under other federal laws, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, as well as the laws and other normative legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation on energy conservation measures taken in accordance with the treaties on the delimitation of jurisdiction and powers between the State bodies of the Russian Federation and State Government bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Article 3. The scope of this federal law this federal law shall be valid throughout the territory of the Russian Federation.
The object of State regulation in the field of energy saving are the relations that arise in the course of activities aimed at: efficient use of energy resources in their extraction, production, processing, transportation, storage and consumption;
the exercise of State supervision of the efficient use of energy resources;
the development of extraction and production of alternative fuels, energy resources capable of replacing more expensive and scarce species;
creating and using energy-efficient technologies, fuels, energy-consuming and diagnostic equipment, structural and insulating materials, devices for metering of energy resources and to monitor their usage of automated power management systems;
ensure the accuracy, validity and unity of measurement in part accounting for prescription drugs and energy resources consumed.
Article 4. The basic principles of energy conservation policies of the State Energy policy is based on the following principles: priority of efficient use of energy resources;
the exercise of State supervision of the efficient use of energy resources;
mandatory accounting entities produced or spent their energy resources, as well as individuals to their energy resources;
inclusion in national standards for equipment, materials and structures, vehicles, energy efficiency indicators;
(Paragraph six abrogated by federal law N 313-FZ) combination of the interests of consumers, manufacturers and suppliers of energy resources;

interest of legal persons-manufacturers and suppliers of energy resources in efficient use of energy resources.
Chapter II. STANDARDISATION, MANDATORY CERTIFICATION, CONFORMITY DECLARATION and METROLOGY in the field of energy saving (as amended by federal law N 313-FZ), Article 5. Standardization in State standards on jenergopotrebljajushhuju products included energy efficiency indicators in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
During extraction, production, processing, transportation, storage and consumption of energy resources efficiency indicators, indicators of energy consumption for heating, ventilation, hot water and lighting of buildings, other indicators of energy consumption of production processes in accordance with the established procedure are included in the relevant normative and technical documentation.
Requirements in the field of energy consumption by State standards, technical rules and regulations, binding on the entire territory of the Russian Federation.
Article 6. Mandatory certification and conformity declaration (as amended by federal law N 313-FZ) Jenergopotrebljajushhaja products to any destination, as well as energy resources are subject to mandatory certification or declaration of conformity to the legislation of the Russian Federation requirements. Mandatory certification or declaration of compliance shall be effected in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation on technical regulation. (As amended by federal law N 313-FZ) Line produced by domestic equipment requirements set by State standards in part energy indicators, confirmed by the mandatory marking of the equipment.
Article 7. Metrology in the extraction, production, processing, transportation, storage and consumption of energy resources is a mandatory state metrological control and supervision in the field of energy saving. (As amended by federal law N 313-FZ), chap. III. FOUNDATIONS of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION POWER Article 8. The basic principles of energy saving management energy-saving policy of the State is exercised on the basis of the implementation of federal and regional programmes in the field of energy saving through: promoting the production and use of fuel-and energy-saving equipment;
Organization of metering of energy resources, as well as monitoring their consumption;
implementation of the State supervision of the efficient use of energy resources;
conducting energy audits of organizations;
for conducting the State expertise of project documentation for construction; (As amended by federal law from 18.12.2006. N 232-FZ) demonstration projects of high energy efficiency;
the realization of the economic, informational, educational and other activities in the field of energy saving.
Article 9. Development of energy-saving policy of the State and the exercise of State supervision of the efficient use of energy resources Development, energy-saving policy of the State is carried out in accordance with the procedure determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.
State supervision of the efficient use of energy resources organizes and conducts authorized the President of the Russian Federation, the federal body of executive power.
Article 10. Conducting energy audits Energy organizations, surveys are conducted with a view to assessing the efficient use of energy resources and reduce the cost to consumers of fuel and energy costs.
Mandatory energy surveys shall be the Organization irrespective of their organizational-legal forms and forms of ownership, if their annual consumption of energy resources is more than six thousand tons of fuel equivalent or more than one thousand tons of motor fuel. Energy survey organizations, if their annual consumption of energy resources is less than six thousand tons of fuel equivalent, shall be held by decision of the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation responsible for coordinating work on efficient use of energy resources.
The order and timing of energy surveys shall be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation authorized federal body of executive power. (As amended by federal law from 23.07.2008 N 160-FZ), Article 11. Records of energy resources the entire volume produced, manufactured, processed, transported, stored and consumed energy resources since 2000 year is subject to compulsory accounting. Rules of precedence and equip organisations devices for metering of energy resources, as well as the rules for the use of electric and thermal energy, natural and liquid gas, refinery products are installed in accordance with the procedure determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Account of consumed energy resources are carried out in accordance with established State standards and norms of measurement accuracy.
Article 12. State statistical monitoring of the consumption of energy resources and their efficient use of State statistical monitoring of the size and structure of the consumption of energy resources and their effective use organizes and conducts authorized federal executive body in the field of statistics in accordance with the procedure determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.
Chapter IV. Economic and financial mechanisms for ENERGY SAVING Article 13. Energy saving programmes Financing federal and interregional programmes in the field of energy saving is financed by the State financial support of the federal budget, the budgets of the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the means of Russian and foreign investors, as well as from other sources in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, laws and other normative legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Article 14. Benefits to consumers and producers of energy resources to consumers and producers of energy resources, carrying out activities on energy efficiency, including through the production and consumption of products with the best than the State standards, indicators are provided benefits in accordance with the procedure determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.
Manufacturers of electrical and thermal energy which are not included in the regional energy supplying organizations, have the right to leave power in a network of these organizations and regimes, negotiated with the power supply organization and the Executive authority of the Russian Federation. Energy supplying organizations are obliged to provide reception of energy from these producers in their networks at prices that are formed in the manner approved by the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 05.04.2003 N 42-FZ) for power plants that use renewable energy and construction which is carried out in accordance with programmes in the field of energy saving electric energy prices must ensure payback on capital investment in the construction of these installations within a period consistent with the body of the Executive power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 05.04.2003 N 42-FZ) construction and operation of power plants that use certified equipment and have the performance of thermal energy up to 300 kilowatts or up to 100 kilowatts of electrical power shall be exercised without a license.
In order to encourage efficient use of energy resources in the manner determined by the Government of the Russian Federation, shall be carried out to establish seasonal natural gas prices and seasonal tariffs on electricity and heat, as well as vnutrisutochnyh differentiated tariffs on electric energy.
The executive bodies of the subjects of the Russian Federation when determining the tariffs for electric and thermal energy must take into account economically justified costs consumers of electricity and heat energy. Order consolidating these tools and how to use them consumers to finance energy efficiency projects are determined by the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal law of 05.04.2003 N 42-FZ) Consumers of energy resources-legal persons in case of the use of energy resources, not to the extent that agreements with jenergosnabzhajushhimi organizations exempt from reimbursement of costs incurred for specified jenergosnabzhajushhimi organizations, if the underutilization of energy resources is a consequence of the implementation of energy saving measures.
When implementing Russian organizations, together with Russian and foreign investors in energy efficiency projects, the Government of the Russian Federation or the authorized federal body of executive power may act as a guarantor before the specified investors within the funds provided by the federal budget for the financing of measures for energy efficiency.
Chapter v. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION in the field of energy saving Article 15. International cooperation in the field of energy saving international cooperation of the Russian Federation in the field of energy conservation is carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
The main directions of international cooperation in the field of energy saving are: mutually beneficial energy efficient technology exchange with foreign and international organizations;
the participation of the Russian Federation, Russian organizations in international projects in the field of energy saving;

harmonization of indicators of energy efficiency provided for State standards of the Russian Federation, with the requirements of international standards, as well as mutual recognition of results of conformity assessment. (As amended by federal law N 313-FZ) If an international treaty of the Russian Federation stipulates other rules than those stipulated by this federal law, the rules of the international treaty shall apply. Chapter VI. EDUCATION AND TRAINING. PROMOTION of EFFICIENT USE of ENERGY RESOURCES, Article 16. Education and training Have State accreditation institutions of secondary vocational, higher and postgraduate vocational education, as well as the establishment of training and retraining programmes to educate and train employees in the field of energy should include the basics of efficient use of energy resources, including the basis for effective use of renewable energy and alternative fuels.
Article 17. Informational support of energy saving energy conservation Information is carried out through: discussion of federal and regional programmes in the field of energy saving;
coordination of works on preparation of high energy efficiency demonstration projects;
Organization of exhibitions of energy efficient equipment and technologies;
providing consumers with information on energy resources conservation;
propaganda for the efficient use of energy resources.
Chapter VII. RESPONSIBILITY for VIOLATION of the PROVISIONS OF THIS FEDERAL ACT Article 18. Responsibility for violation of the provisions of this federal law, persons found guilty of violating the provisions of this federal law, shall be liable in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Chapter VIII. FINAL PROVISIONS Article 19. The entry into force of this federal law this federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
Normative-legal acts acting on the territory of the Russian Federation, to bring them into compliance with this federal law applies to the extent that they do not contradict this federal law.
The President of the Russian Federation, b. Yeltsin, Kremlin, Moscow, N 28 April 3, 1996-FZ