JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 28

CHANGES TO THE PERIODS FOR CONDUCTING
BASELINE DATA INSPECTIONS, DATA UPDATE INSPECTIONS
AND REENTRY VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

The Governments of the Parties 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, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,

Acting in accordance with 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:

Article One

l. Paragraph 1 of Section VII of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

    "1. Each Party shall have the right to conduct baseline data inspections beginning 85 days after entry into force of the Treaty and ending 205 days after entry into force of the Treaty."

2. The first sentence of paragraph 2 of Section VII of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

    "Except as provided for in paragraph 3 of this Section, each Party shall have the right to conduct data update inspections 205 days after entry into force of the Treaty and thereafter."

3. The first sentence of paragraph 1 of Section IX of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

    "Each Party shall have the right, 205 days after entry into force of the Treaty and thereafter, to conduct reentry vehicle inspections."

Article Two

l. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date when the United States of America, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine have consented to be bound by this Agreement, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.

2. Signature of this Agreement for the Government of a Party shall express the consent of that Party to be bound by this Agreement. The consent of Ukraine to be bound by this Agreement shall be expressed by its Government in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex 1 to the Protocol on the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission Relating to the Treaty.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.

DONE at Geneva on February 3, 1995, in five copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Steven Steiner

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
Aleksandr Baichorov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
Kairtay Zhanbatyrov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Mikhail Strel'tsov

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