JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 36

CHANGES TO SECTION I OF THE
CONVERSION OR ELIMINATION PROTOCOL

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, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,

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 Procedures Governing the Conversion or Elimination of the Items Subject to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Conversion or Elimination Protocol,

Have agreed as follows:

Article One

I. Subparagraph 2(c) of Section 1 of the Conversion or Elimination Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

"(c) may remove the missile from its launch canister, remove the missile attachment devices from the launch canister, disassemble the missile into stages and the self-contained dispensing mechanism, and detach rocket motor nozzles and interstage skirts of the missile from stages;"

2. Subparagraph 4(1)) of Section I of the Conversion or Elimination Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

"(b) Rocket motor nozzles and cases, as well as the interstage skirts of a missile remaining after completion of the procedures provided for in subparagraphs 2(c), 2(d), and 4(a) of this Section, or after the completion of static testing provided for in paragraph 3 of Section VII of this Protocol, shall be crushed, flattened, cut into two pieces of approximately equal size, or destroyed by explosion; and"


Article Two

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 May 8, 1996, 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:
Andrey Sannikov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
Kairtay Zhanbatyrov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Viktor Trifonov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE:
Konstantin Hrishchenko

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Viktor Trifonov


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