(a) Reporting requirements
(1) Phase 1Upon receiving a concept definition study under phase 1 of the joint nuclear weapons life cycle for the W93 nuclear weapon, the Nuclear Weapons Council shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that includes the following:
(C) An initial assessment of the requirements a W93 nuclear weapon program is likely to generate for the nuclear security enterprise, including—
(D) A preliminary description of other significant requirements for a W93 nuclear weapon program, including—
(2) Phase 2
(A) In generalNot later than 15 days after the date on which the Nuclear Weapons Council approves phase 2 of the joint nuclear weapons life cycle for the W93 nuclear weapon, the Administrator shall submit to the congressional defense committees a plan to implement a process of independent peer review or review by a board of experts, or both, with respect to—
(B) Requirements for processThe Administrator shall ensure that the process required by subparagraph (A)—
all relevant capabilities of the Federal Government, the defense industrial base, and institutions of higher education; and
other capabilities that the Administrator determines necessary; and
(b) Certifications and reports at phase 3Not later than 15 days after the date on which the Nuclear Weapons Council approves phase 3 of the joint nuclear weapons life cycle for the W93 nuclear weapon—
(1) the Administrator shall certify to the congressional defense committees that—
phases 1 through 5 of the joint nuclear weapons life cycle for the weapon will employ, at a minimum, the same best practices and will provide Congress with the same level of programmatic insight as exists under the phase 6.X process for life extension programs; and
the Commander of the United States Strategic Command shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing the requirements for weapon quantity and composition by type for the sub-surface ballistic nuclear (SSBN) force, including such requirements planned for the 15-year period following the date of the report, including any planned life extensions, retirements, or alterations.
Subsections (a) and (b) may be waived during a period of war declared by Congress after January 1, 2021.
(d) Joint nuclear weapons life cycle defined