FAS Note: This Department of Energy fact sheet was prepared by the Department of Energy in late 2000.
PROPOSED DECLASSIFICATION OF THE [LOCATIONS OF FORMER NUCLEAR
WEAPONS STORAGE] SITES
(CURRENTLY FORMERLY RESTRICTED DATA)*
July 1997 After briefing on DOE declassification proposal, OSD/ISP representative agrees to raise issue of OCONUS Site Declassification within DoD July 1997 Resistance to proposed declassification from within OSD and OJCS. DOS is identified as having equity. November 1997 Meeting of DOE, OSD, OJCS, DOS, DTRA, and ISOO representatives concludes:
** Active OCONUS sites remain classified
** Former OCONUS sites may be declassified if no national security interest and host country agrees.
Former OCONUS Site declassification initiative rejected by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Forces Policy, and DOS Director, Policy and Regional Affairs for Europe March 1998 Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) indicates FRD categorization of OCONUS Storage Sites is issue needing resolution April 1998 DOE advises ISCAP that DOE recommended declassification of former OCONUS Sites, but DoD and DOS have not provided required approval. October
DOE concludes it has no equity in declassification of OCONUS Storage Sites and that DoD, DOS, NATO, and host nations must resolve issue June 2000 DOS affirms position of no declassification of former OCONUS sites without host country concurrence, and only UK and Germany storage at country level unclassified
- DOE willing to declassify former OCONUS storage sites
- Issue remains unresolved.
DOE Eugene E. Habiger
Joseph S. Mahaley
Roger K. Heusser
DoD Arthur L. Money
J. William Leonard
COL William T. Coleman
DOS Debra Cagan
Robert F. Simmons
* Requires joint DOE/DoD agreement for declassification