22 U.S. Code § 3282 - Reports by departments and agencies

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(a) Reports by Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy
The annual reports to the Congress by the Commission and the Department of Energy which are otherwise required by law shall also include views and recommendations regarding the policies and actions of the United States to prevent proliferation which are the statutory responsibility of those agencies. The Department’s report shall include a detailed analysis of the proliferation implications of advanced enrichment and reprocessing techniques, advanced reactors, and alternative nuclear fuel cycles. This part of the report shall include a comprehensive version which includes any relevant classified information and a summary unclassified version.
(b) Additional reporting requirements
The reporting requirements of this subchapter are in addition to and not in lieu of any other reporting requirements under applicable law.
(c) Committees on Foreign Relations and Governmental Affairs of Senate and Committee on International Relations of House of Representatives to be kept informed
(1) The Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Commission, and, with regard to subparagraph (B), the Director of Central Intelligence, shall keep the Committees on Foreign Relations and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives fully and currently informed with respect to—
(A) their activities to carry out the purposes and policies of this chapter and to otherwise prevent proliferation, including the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, or their means of delivery; and
(B) the current activities of foreign nations which are of significance from the proliferation standpoint.
(2) For the purposes of this subsection with respect to paragraph (1)(B), the phrase “fully and currently informed” means the transmittal of credible information not later than 60 days after becoming aware of the activity concerned.
(d) Classified portions of reports
Any classified portions of the reports required by this chapter shall be submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
(e) Omitted
(f) Access by Secretary of Defense to information regarding nuclear proliferation matters; applicability
(1) The Secretary of Defense shall have access, on a timely basis, to all information regarding nuclear proliferation matters which the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Energy has or is entitled to have. Such access shall include access to all communications, materials, documents, and records relating to nuclear proliferation matters.
(2) This subsection does not apply to any intradepartmental document of the Department of State or the Department of Energy, or any portion of such document, that is solely concerned with internal, confidential advice on policy concerning the conduct of interagency deliberations on nuclear proliferation matters.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–242, title VI, § 602,Mar. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 151; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title XIII, § 1370,Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 4004; Pub. L. 103–437, § 9(a)(8),Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4588; Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XII, § 1225(e)(6),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–775; Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(7), [div. B, title XI, § 1131], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–492.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (c)(1)(A) and (d), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 95–242, Mar. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 120, known as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3201 of this title and Tables.
Codification

Subsec. (e) directed that, three years after Mar. 10, 1978, the Comptroller General complete a study and report to Congress on the implementation and impact of this chapter on the nuclear non-proliferation policies, purposes, and objectives of this chapter, with such recommendations as deemed necessary to support the nuclear non-proliferation policies, purposes, and objectives of this chapter.
Amendments

1999—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–113amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “The Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, and the Commission shall keep the Committees on Foreign Relations and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives fully and currently informed with respect to their activities to carry out the purposes and policies of this chapter and to otherwise prevent proliferation, and with respect to the current activities of foreign nations which are of significance from the proliferation standpoint.”
1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1225(e)(6)(A), struck out “the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency,” after “the Department of Defense,”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1225(e)(6)(B), struck out “and the Director” after “and the Commission” in subsec. (e), which had previously been omitted from the Code. See Codification note above.
1994—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 103–437substituted “Foreign Affairs” for “International Relations”.
1986—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99–661, § 1370(1), inserted “the Department of Defense,”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 99–661, § 1370(2), added subsec. (f).
Change of Name

Committee on Governmental Affairs of Senate changed to Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of Senate, effective Jan. 4, 2005, by Senate Resolution No. 445, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Oct. 9, 2004.
Reference to the Director of Central Intelligence or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Director’s capacity as the head of the intelligence community deemed to be a reference to the Director of National Intelligence. Reference to the Director of Central Intelligence or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Director’s capacity as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency deemed to be a reference to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. See section 1081(a), (b) ofPub. L. 108–458, set out as a note under section 3001 of Title 50, War and National Defense.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–277effective Apr. 1, 1999, see section 1201 ofPub. L. 105–277, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6511 of this title.
Provision of Certain Information to Congress

Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(7) [div. B, title XI, § 1134], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–494, provided that:
“(a) Requirement to Provide Information.—The head of each department and agency described in section 602(c) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (22 U.S.C. 3282 (c)) shall promptly provide information to the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations [now Committee on Foreign Affairs] of the House of Representatives in meeting the requirements of subsection (c) or (d) ofsection 602 of such Act [22 U.S.C. 3282 (c), (d)].
“(b) Issuance of Directives.—Not later than February 1, 2000, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Energy, the Director of Central Intelligence, and the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall issue directives, which shall provide access to information, including information contained in special access programs, to implement their responsibilities under subsections (c) and (d) ofsection 602 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (22 U.S.C. 3282 (c) and (d)). Copies of such directives shall be forwarded promptly to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations [now Committee on Foreign Affairs] of the House of Representatives upon the issuance of the directives.”

 

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