September 23, 1996
TITLE XV--COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION WITH STATES OF FORMER SOVIET UNION
Sec. 1501. Specification of Cooperative Threat Reduction programs.
Sec. 1502. Fiscal year 1997 funding allocations.
Sec. 1503. Prohibition on use of funds for specified purposes.
Sec. 1504. Limitation on use of funds until specified reports are submitted.
Sec. 1505. Availability of funds.
SEC. 1501. SPECIFICATION OF COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAMS.
(a) IN GENERAL.--For purposes of section 301 and other provisions of this Act, Cooperative Threat Reduction programs are the programs specified in subsection (b).
(b) SPECIFIED PROGRAMS.--The programs referred to in subsection (a) are the following programs with respect to states of the former Soviet Union:
(1) Programs to facilitate the elimination, and the safe and secure transportation and storage, of nuclear, chemical, and other weapons and their delivery vehicles.
(2) Programs to facilitate the safe and secure storage of fissile materials derived from the elimination of nuclear weapons.
(3) Programs to prevent the proliferation of weapons, weapons components, and weapons-related technology and expertise.
(4) Programs to expand military-to-military and defense contacts.
SEC. 1502. FISCAL YEAR 1997 FUNDING ALLOCATIONS.
(a) IN GENERAL.--Of the amount appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 301 for Cooperative Threat Reduction programs, not more than the following amounts may be obligated for the purposes specified:
(1) For planning and design of a chemical weapons destruction facility in Russia, $78,500,000.
(2) For elimination of strategic offensive arms in Russia, $52,000,000.
(3) For strategic nuclear arms elimination in Ukraine, $47,000,000.
(4) For planning and design of a storage facility for Russian fissile material, $66,000,000.
(5) For fissile material containers in Russia, $38,500,000.
(6) For weapons storage security in Russia, $15,000,000.
(7) For activities designated as Defense and Military-to- Military Contacts in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, $10,000,000.
(8) For activities designated as Other Assessments/Administrative Support, $20,900,000.
(9) For materials protection, control, and accounting assistance or for destruction of nuclear, radiological, biological, or chemical weapons or related materials at any site within the former Soviet Union, $10,000,000.
(10) For transfer to the Secretary of Energy to develop a cooperative program with the Government of Russia to eliminate the production of weapons grade plutonium at Russian reactors, $10,000,000.
(11) For dismantlement of biological and chemical weapons facilities in the former Soviet Union, $15,000,000.
(12) For expanding military-to-military programs of the United States that focus on countering the threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to include the security forces of the independent states of the former Soviet Union, particularly states in the Caucasus region and Central Asia, $2,000,000.
(b) LIMITED AUTHORITY TO VARY INDIVIDUAL AMOUNTS.--(1) If the Secretary of Defense determines that it is necessary to do so in the national interest, the Secretary may, subject to paragraph (2), obligate amounts for the purposes stated in any of the paragraphs of subsection (a) in excess of the amount specified for those purposes in that paragraph, but not in excess of 115 percent of that amount. However, the total amount obligated for the purposes stated in the paragraphs in subsection (a) may not by reason of the use of the authority provided in the preceding sentence exceed the sum of the amounts specified in those paragraphs.
(2) An obligation for the purposes stated in any of the paragraphs in subsection (a) in excess of the amount specified in that paragraph may be made using the authority provided in paragraph
(1) only after--
(A) the Secretary submits to Congress a notification of the intent to do so together with a complete discussion of the justification for doing so; and
(B) 15 days have elapsed following the date of the notification.
SEC. 1503. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR SPECIFIED PURPOSES.
(a) IN GENERAL.--None of the funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization in section 301 for Cooperative Threat Reduction programs, or appropriated for such programs for any prior fiscal year and remaining available for obligation, may be obligated or expended for any of the following purposes:
(1) Conducting with Russia any peacekeeping exercise or other peacekeeping-related activity.
(2) Provision of housing.
(3) Provision of assistance to promote environmental restoration.
(4) Provision of assistance to promote job retraining.
(b) LIMITATION WITH RESPECT TO DEFENSE CONVERSION ASSISTANCE.--
None of the funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 1997 may be obligated or expended for defense conversion.
SEC. 1504. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS UNTIL SPECIFIED REPORTS ARE SUBMITTED.
None of the funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization in section 301 for Cooperative Threat Reduction programs may be obligated or expended until 15 days after the date which is the latest of the following:
(1) The date on which the President submits to Congress the determinations required under subsection (c) of section 211 of Public Law 102-228 (22 U.S.C. 2551 note) with respect to any certification transmitted to Congress under subsection (b) of that section before the date of the enactment of this Act.
(2) The date on which the Secretary of Defense submits to Congress the first report under section 1206(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104- 106; 110 Stat. 471).
(3) The date on which the Secretary of Defense submits to Congress the report for fiscal year 1996 required under section 1205(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337; 108 Stat. 2883).
SEC. 1505. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.
Funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 301 for Cooperative Threat Reduction programs shall be available for obligation for three fiscal years.