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50 U.S. Code § 2522 - Stockpile stewardship criteria

(a) Requirement for criteria

The Secretary of Energy shall develop clear and specific criteria for judging whether the science-based tools being used by the Department of Energy for determining the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile are performing in a manner that will provide an adequate degree of certainty that the stockpile is safe and reliable.

(b) Coordination with Secretary of Defense

The Secretary of Energy, in developing the criteria required by subsection (a), shall coordinate with the Secretary of Defense.

Editorial Notes

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 2121 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.


2013—Pub. L. 112–239, § 3133(b)(2), substituted “Stockpile stewardship criteria” for “Report on stockpile stewardship criteria” in section catchline.

Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3133(b)(1), struck out subsecs. (c) and (d), which related, respectively, to report and definitions.

2009—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–84, § 3112(a), amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) required submission of report not later than Mar. 1, 2000, to Congressional committees on Department of Energy efforts to develop subsec. (a) criteria.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–84, § 3112(b), added subsec. (d).

1999—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–65 substituted “Committee on Armed Services” for “Committee on National Security” before “of the House of Representatives”.