50 U.S. Code § 2536 - Reports on life extension programs

(a) Reports requiredBefore proceeding beyond phase 6.2 activities with respect to any life extension program, the Nuclear Weapons Council shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on such phase 6.2 activities, including—
an assessment of the life extension options considered for the phase 6.2 activities, including whether the subsystems and components in each option are considered to be a refurbishment, reuse, or replacement of such subsystem or component; and
(2) an assessment of the option selected for the phase 6.2 activities, including—
whether the subsystems and components will be refurbished, reused, or replaced; and
the advantages and disadvantages of refurbishment, reuse, and replacement for each such subsystem and component.
(b) Phase 6.2 activities defined

In this section, the term “phase 6.2 activities” means, with respect to a life extension program, the phase 6.2 feasibility study and option down-select.


2019—Pub. L. 116–92 substituted “life” for “lifetime” in section catchline and wherever appearing in text.

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–66 struck out “established by section 179 of title 10” after “Nuclear Weapons Council” in introductory provisions.