JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 8

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO ROUTES
FOR FLIGHTS OF INSPECTION AIRPLANES

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

1. The following provision shall constitute paragraph 27 of Section III of the Inspection Protocol:

    "Notification of a change of a route for flights of inspection airplanes to and from a point of entry established on the territory of a Party shall be provided by that Party no less than 30 days in advance of the effective date of such change and shall include:

      (a) the point of entry;

      (b) the changed flight route, and

      (c) the effective date of such change."

2. Paragraph 8 of Section IV of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provisions:

    "Routes for flights of inspection airplanes used in accordance with this Section to and from the points of entry are listed in paragraph 10 of Annex I to the Memorandum of Understanding and shall be the basis for issuing standing diplomatic clearance numbers. Each Party shall assign alternate airfields in accordance with the rules of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Each Party may change routes for flights of inspection airplanes to and from points of entry established on its territory by providing a notification of such change to the other Party in accordance with paragraph 27 of Section III of this Protocol."

Article Two

A change of a route for flights of inspection airplanes provided in a notification in accordance with paragraph 27 of Section III of the Inspection Protocol shall be included in a notification provided in accordance with paragraph 1 or 2 of Section I of the Protocol on Notifications Relating to the Treaty only after the effective date of such change.

Article Three

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, or on the date of entry into force of the Treaty, whichever is later, 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 the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan to be bound by this Agreement shall be expressed by their Governments 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 November 19, 1992, 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 RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Gennadiy Shabannikov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE:
Konstantin Hrishchenko

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