22 U.S. Code § 5961 - Requirement for on-site managers
(a) On-site manager requirement
Before obligating any Cooperative Threat Reduction funds for a project described in subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense shall appoint one on-site manager for that project. The manager shall be appointed from among employees of the Federal Government.
(b) Projects covered
Subsection (a) applies to a project—
(2)which involves dismantlement, destruction, or storage facilities, or construction of a facility; and
(c) Duties of on-site manager
The on-site manager appointed under subsection (a) shall—
(1)develop, in cooperation with representatives from governments of countries participating in the project, a list of those steps or activities critical to achieving the project’s disarmament or nonproliferation goals;
(3)meet with all participants to seek assurances that those steps or activities are being completed on schedule; and
(d) Authority to manage more than one project
(1)Subject to paragraph (2), an employee of the Federal Government may serve as on-site manager for more than one project, including projects at different locations.
(e) Steps or activities
Steps or activities referred to in subsection (c)(1) are those activities that, if not completed, will prevent a project from achieving its disarmament or nonproliferation goals, including, at a minimum, the following:
(1)Identification and acquisition of permits (as defined in section 5960 of this title).
(2)Verification that the items, substances, or capabilities to be dismantled, secured, or otherwise modified are available for dismantlement, securing, or modification.
(f) Notification to Congress
In any case in which the Secretary of Defense directs an on-site manager to resume United States participation in a project under subsection (c)(4), the Secretary shall concurrently notify Congress of such direction.
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