50 U.S. Code § 2527 - Nuclear test ban readiness program
The Secretary of Energy shall establish and support a program to assure that the United States is in a position to maintain the reliability, safety, and continued deterrent effect of its stockpile of existing nuclear weapons designs in the event that a low-threshold or comprehensive ban on nuclear explosives testing is negotiated and ratified within the framework agreed to by the United States and the Russian Federation.
The Secretary of Energy shall carry out the program provided for in subsection (a). The program shall be carried out with the participation of representatives of the Department of Defense, the nuclear weapons production facilities, and the national security laboratories.
2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(c)(4)(A)–(C), redesignated subsec. (b) as (a), substituted “Russian Federation” for “Soviet Union”, and struck out former subsec. (a) which related to congressional findings regarding negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union on nuclear test ban verification measures.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(c)(4)(B), (D), redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and substituted “subsection (a)” for “subsection (b)” in introductory provisions. Former subsec. (b) redesignated (a).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(c)(4)(B), (E), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c) and substituted “subsection (a)” for “subsection (b)” and “national security laboratories” for “national nuclear weapons laboratories”. Former subsec. (c) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(c)(4)(B), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c).
2003—Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(e)(8)(D), made technical amendment to section catchline.
1997—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 105–85 struck out heading and text of subsec. (e). Text read as follows: “The Secretary of Energy shall submit to Congress each year an unclassified report (with a classified annex as necessary) that describes the progress made to the date of the report in achieving the purposes of the program required to be established under subsection (b).”
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