JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 47
RELATING TO THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ON THE REDUCTION AND LIMITATION OF STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE ARMS OF JULY 31, 1991
ADDITION TO ANNEX 5 TO THE INSPECTION PROTOCOL REGARDING PROCEDURES FOR REVERSING DIRECTION OF RAILCARS AT A MONITORED FACILITY
The Government of the United States of America, the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of Ukraine,
In accordance with the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,
To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Protocol on Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Inspection Protocol,
Have agreed as follows:
The following provisions shall constitute paragraph 16 of Annex 5 to the Inspection Protocol:
"16. The Parties agree that railcars that would be subject to inspection shall be permitted to leave the monitored facility for the purpose of reversing direction, provided that the following procedures are used:
(A) The inspected Party notifies the monitoring team leader of its intent to move a railcar out through the portal for the purpose of reversing its direction no less than 30 minutes before the railcar arrives at the portal;
(B) Two monitors accompany the railcar from the time it arrives at the portal until it returns through the portal after having reversed direction and such monitors are permitted to observe this railcar throughout the entire procedure;
(C) No cargo is removed from the railcar between the time it leaves through the portal until it returns through the portal of the monitored facility.
Provided that the entire procedure for reversing direction is completed without delay, such railcars shall not be subject to inspection pursuant to Section XVI of the Inspection Protocol during the conduct of this procedure."
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE at Geneva on July 17, 2001, in five copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE: