With the purpose of providing availability for interested persons of National Standards and All-Russian Classifications as well as information on them Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology organizes their official publication according to Russian Federation Government Decree №594 as of September 25, 2003 "On publication of National Standards and All-Russian Classifications of Technical, Economical and Social Information" with modifications introduced by Russian Federation Government Decree №486 as of August 2, 2005 "On modification and annulment of some Russian Federation Government Decrees on matters of technical regulating".
FGUP "STANDARTINFORM" carries out official publication of National Standards and All-Russian Classifications.
For their distribution a network is developed. It includes:
- territorial distribution departments (Standards shops);
- organizations that are authorized by the Federal Agency to distribute Standards.
Electronic copies of Standards can be acquired through the Internet-shop.
The Information Index "National Standards" where data on newly approved, withdrawn, substituted Standards and the texts of Amendments to them are published monthly. Annual Index of the same title containing information about Standards valid as to January 1 of the present year is issued.
The Federal Information Fund of Technical Regulations and Standards comprises Technical Regulations, documents of the National Standards System, International Standards, Standardization Codes, Norms of Standardization, and Recommendations on Standardization, National Standards of other countries as well as information on International Agreements in the field of Standardization and Conformity Assurance and on rules of their application.
The main part of the Fund is kept in FGUP “STANDARTINFORM”.
There are specialized collections of normative documents according to subjects of the dedicated fields of activity in the Research Institutes of the Federal Agency. Functions of the Information Fund in the field of Certification and Accreditation are placed on All-Russian Research Institute for Certification (VNIIS), and in the field of Metrology - on All-Russian Research Institute for Metrological Service (VNIIMS).