H.R. 5143 (102nd): Chemical Demilitarization Program Revisions Act of 1992

Introduced:
May 12, 1992 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles McMillen
Representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 12, 1992, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 12, 1992
Referred to Committee May 12, 1992
 
Full Title

To revise the deadline for the destruction of the United States' stockpile of old lethal chemical agents and munitions; to encourage international cooperation on the disposal of lethal chemical agents and munitions; and to establish a commission to advise the President and Congress on alternative technologies appropriate for use in the disposal of lethal chemical agents and munitions.

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House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

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5/12/1992--Introduced.
Chemical Demilitarization Program Revisions Act of 1992 - Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 to change the deadline for the destruction of existing stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions from July 31, 1999, to ten years after the date of the ratification by the Senate of a treaty banning the possession of chemical agents and munitions.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to:
(1) develop and implement a program with any of the affected independent states of the former Soviet Union or any country that is a signatory of a treaty banning the possession of chemical weapons, for the exchange of technical knowledge on the disposal of chemical weapons in order to explore and develop safer more cost-effective methods of such disposal; and
(2) make grants to individuals in the private sector with expertise in the disposal of chemical agents to cover the costs incurred in exchange activities under such program.
Establishes the Chemical Demilitarization Advisory Commission to determine and report to the President and the Congress on alternative technologies appropriate for use in the disposal of lethal chemical agents and munitions.
Terminates the Commission 90 days after it submits the report.
Authorizes appropriations.

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