Regional Offices
Roskomnadzor On Social

Powers of Roskomnadzor

5. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media exercises the following powers:

5.1. Performing

5.1.1. state control and supervision

5.1.1.1. over the compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation related to mass media and mass communications, television and radio broadcasting;

5.1.1.2. in communications

5.1.1.2.1. over the compliance with the requirements for telecommunication and postal communication networking, and with the requirements for design, construction, renovation and operation of telecommunication networks and facilities;

5.1.1.2.2. over the communications service providers' compliance with the requirements for traffic transfer and routing;

5.1.1.2.3. over the compliance with the procedure for allocation of the number pool of the Russian national telecommunications network;

5.1.1.2.4. over the compliance of communications service providers' usage of their dedicated number pool with the established procedure of using the number pool of the Russian national telecommunications network;

5.1.1.2.5. over the federal postal organizations' compliance with the established procedure for recording, storing, and reporting information about monetary transactions, subject to control in accordance with the Russian law; and over the federal postal organizations' internal control management;

5.1.1.2.6. over the radio users' compliance with the established procedures, requirements, and terms, related to the use of radio electronic equipment and high frequency devices, including supervision with due regard to reports (data), obtained during radio monitoring by the Radio Frequency Service;

5.1.1.2.7. over the compliance with the rules of interconnecting telecommunications networks with a public communications network, including the interconnection terms;

5.1.1.3. in information technology

5.1.1.3.1. over the compliance with the requirements of mandatory certification or declaration of conformity for information technologies designed for processing the state database of children without parental care;

5.1.1.4. over the compliance of personal data processing with the requirements of the personal data legislation of the Russian Federation;

5.1.1.5. over submission of mandatory federal copies of documents within the Service's sphere of activity;

5.1.1.6. in the protection of children from information harmful to their health and/or development - over the compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation related to protecting children from information harmful to their health and/or development, and with this legislation requirements for mass media production and publication; television channel, radio station, television and radio program broadcasting; as well as information dissemination via information and telecommunications networks (including the Internet information and telecommunications network) and mobile telephone communications networks (except for control and supervision over the compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation related to protecting children from information harmful to their health and/or development for content, sold to consumers, in regards to information, obtained as a result of content classification and specified in documents accompanying the said content, and in regards to the compliance of the content publishing with the regulation requirements; and except for control and supervision over the compliance of educational institutions and scientific organizations with the legislation of the Russian Federation related to protecting children from information harmful to their health and/or development, and with this legislation requirements for content, used both in the educational process and in educational institutions and scientific organizations providing access to information and telecommunications networks, including the Internet information and telecommunications network);

5.1.2. radio frequency or radio frequency channel assignment, based on the decision of the State Commission for Radio Frequencies;

5.1.3. registration of radio frequency and radio frequency channel assignment;

5.1.4. activity licensing, including monitoring the licensees' compliance with the licensing conditions and requirements:

5.1.4.1. in television and radio broadcasting;

5.1.1.2. in providing telecommunications services;

5.1.4.3. in production of copies of audiovisual works, computer software, databases and audio recordings on any media (except when such activity is carried out independently by persons who have rights to use such copyright material, or any material subject to related rights under the federal law or a contract) in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

5.1.5. assignment and registration of call signs for identifying civilian radio electronic equipment;

5.1.6. accreditation of experts and expert organizations for content evaluation in order to ensure child information security;

5.1.7. creation, building and maintenance of a unified automated information system Unified Register of Domain Names, Internet Website Page Locators, and Network Addresses that Allow to Identify Internet Websites Containing Information Prohibited for Distribution in the Russian Federation (hereinafter - the Unified Register).

5.2. Keeping

5.2.1. a register of incumbent operators occupying a significant position in the public communications network;

5.2(1). Establishing

5.2(1).1. procedures for licensees' submission of information to the licensing authority about communications service providers that broadcast a television channel or a radio station, under a contract with a broadcaster of such television channel or radio station; and about entities broadcasting a television channel or a radio station intact, under a contract with a broadcaster of such television channel or radio station;

5.2(1).2. procedures for keeping a mass media register by the registration authority;

5.2(1).3. procedures for creating and keeping a television and radio broadcasting license register by the licensing authority;

5.2(1).4. procedures for communication service providers, broadcasting television channels and/or radio stations, under a contract with a broadcaster, in submitting information about such broadcasters to the licensing authority;

5.2(1).5. design and format guidelines for the form of the mass media registration certificate;

5.2(1).6. design and format guidelines for the form of the foreign printed periodical distribution permit;

5.2(1).7. procedures for accreditation of experts and expert organizations for a right to perform content evaluation, including issuing accreditation certificates, suspension or termination of issued accreditation certificates, keeping a register of accredited experts and expert organizations, and monitoring the activities of accredited experts and expert organizations;

5.2(1).8. procedures for interaction of the Unified Register operators with hosting providers; and procedures for gaining access to the Unified Register data for Internet access service providers.

5.2.2. unified national registers of mass media;

5.2.3. license registers;

5.2.4. a register of operators engaged in personal data processing;

5.2.5. a register of civilian radio electronic equipment and high frequency devices allowed for import into the territory of the Russian Federation;

5.2.6. a register of experts and expert organizations accredited for content evaluation in order to ensure child information security.

5.3. Managing

5.3.1. acquisition of new radio channels and the development of radio spectrum and satellite orbital positions for television and radio broadcasting;

5.3.2. the Radio Frequency Service activities;

5.3.3. telecommunication license auction bidding;

5.3.4. evaluation process to determine the feasibility of using radio electronic equipment and to determine its electromagnetic compatibility with the existing and planned civilian radio electronic equipment;

5.3.5. seasonal planning for the usage of high frequency bands by broadcasting services, including international coordination of such planning with communications administrations or authorized broadcasters of foreign states;

5.3.6. creating and keeping a register of federal state information systems;

5.3.7. content evaluation in order to ensure child information security.

5.3(1). Approving a regulation on the Federal Radio and Television Tender Commission.

5.3(2). Creating the Federal Radio and Television Tender Commission, managing and maintaining its activity.

5.4. Registering

5.4.1. mass media;

5.4.2. civilian radio electronic equipment and high frequency devices;

5.4.3. telecommunications networks belonging to a public communications network, subject to registration in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

5.5. Issuing permits

5.5.1. for distribution of foreign printed periodicals in the Russian Federation;

5.5.2. for the use of franking machines;

5.5.3. for construction, reconstruction, design and survey works, and elimination of land communication lines crossing the state border of the Russian Federation and in the border area;

5.5.4. for marine radios used on marine vessels, inland waterway vessels, and mixed river-sea navigation vessels;

5.5.5. for entry into the territory of the Russian Federation, under the conditions different from import, of civilian radio electronic equipment and high frequency devices, including those that are built-in or included as a compound in other commodities; as well as for entry of civilian radio electronic equipment and high frequency devices by individuals for personal use (if such permit is required by the legislation of the Russian Federation).

5.6. Placing orders and concluding public contracts, as well as other civil law contracts, for delivery of goods, execution of works, and providing services to meet the Service's needs; and for conducting research and development to meet other state requirements within the assigned sphere of activity, in the manner prescribed by the Russian law.

5.7. Considering communications service providers' appeals related to interconnection of telecommunications networks and interaction between communications service providers; adjudicating on such appeals and issuing corresponding orders in accordance with the federal law.

5.8. Operating as the chief controller and recipient of the federal funds, designated for maintaining the Service and implementing its functions; exercising powers of a chief administrator and a revenue administrator of the federal funds, a chief administrator and a fund source administrator of the federal deficit, within the Service's scope of activity.

5.9. In the manner and within limits prescribed by the federal law, and acts of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation, exercising powers of a proprietor in regards to the federal property, needed to ensure the performance of the functions of the federal authority, including property transferred to organizations affiliated to the Service (including entities of the Radio Frequency Service).

5.10. Analyzing the economic efficiency of the federal state unitary enterprises and federal government agencies, affiliated to the Service; approving measures of their economic efficiency; as well as auditing financial and business operations of such organizations, including permitted and efficient use of assets.

5.11. Receiving citizens and ensuring timely and full consideration of oral and written appeals, adjudicating on such appeals and responding to the applicants within the time limit set by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

5.12. Providing protection of information constituting a state secret in the course of the Service's business, as well as control over the activities of its regional offices and affiliated organizations in the corresponding area.

5.13. Providing mobilization training of the Service, as well as controlling and coordinating the mobilization training of its regional offices and affiliated organizations.

5.13(1). Arranging and conducting civil defense in the Service.

5.14. Organizing training for employees of the central office of the Service and its regional offices, as well as their retraining, advanced training and practical training.

5.15. In accordance with the established procedure, interacting with public authorities of foreign states and international organizations within the Service's scope of activity.

5.16. In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, compiling, storing, registering and using archive documents generated in the course of the Service's business.

5.17. Performing other functions within the assigned sphere of activity, if such functions are required by federal laws, regulatory acts of the President of the Russian Federation or the Government of the Russian Federation.

6. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media has the following rights:

6.1. In accordance with the established procedure, to request and to receive the information needed for decision making within the Service's competence.

6.2. To conduct necessary investigations, testing, examinations, analysis and evaluations, as well as scientific research within the Service's competence.

6.3. In accordance with the established procedure, to engage scientific and other organizations, as well as scientists and experts, in examining issues within the Service's competence.

6.4. To explain issues within the Service's competence to state authorities, local government authorities, entities and individuals.

6.5. As provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation and within the Service's scope of activity, to apply preventive and restraining measures aimed at preventing violations of mandatory requirements within such scope by entities and individuals, and/or eliminating the consequences of such violations.

6.6. To create advisory and expert bodies (councils, commissions, panels and boards), including interdepartment bodies, within the Service's scope of activity.

6.7. To control the activities of the regional offices of the Service, and its affiliated organizations.

6.8. To approve design of official staff IDs.

6.9. In the manner and according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of the Russian Federation, to engage a Unified Register operator (an organization registered under the law of the Russian Federation) in creating and keeping the Unified Register.

7. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media shall not provide commercial services within its sphere of activity, except as required by federal laws, decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, and regulations of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Time of the publication: 29.01.2013 11:23
Last modified: 13.03.2014 14:19