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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXIII: (U) WORKING GROUP MEETING ON
COMPLETION OF CONTINUOUS MONITORING, NOVEMBER 17, 2008

Classified By: Jerry A. Taylor, United States Representative
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission.
Reasons: 1.5(b) and (d).



1. (U) This is JCIC-XXXIII-012.



2. (U) Meeting Date: November 17, 2008
Time: 10:40 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Place: U.S. Mission, Geneva



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SUMMARY


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3. (S) A Working Group (WG) Meeting was held at the U.S.
Mission on November 17, 2008, to discuss the completion of
continuous monitoring (CM) at the Votkinsk Portal Monitoring
Facility (VPMF). All Parties were represented.



4. (S) Legal experts from the Russian and U.S. Delegations
met prior to the WG to address Russian questions regarding
legitimacy of the signatories on the U.S.-proposed letters to
be exchanged between the Parties related to the continuance
of cost settlement procedures and the existing ground
transportation agreement when START expired or was superseded
by a subsequent agreement. Both legal experts agreed that
the letters could be signed by representatives of each
government and both documents would be legally binding and in
force after the expiration or supersession of the START
Treaty.



5. (S) Belarus raised questions about the number of
additional ground transport missions that might be needed to
support the completion of CM and if the United States
anticipated transporting any hazardous materials through
Belarusian territory.



6. (S) Ryzhkov made several preliminary observations
regarding specific provisions within the draft JCIC Agreement
and expressed the view that he was pleased with the document
overall. (Begin Comment: Complete text is contained in
paragraph 27. End Comment.)



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I WANT MY LAWYER


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7. (S) Ryzhkov opened the WG Meeting on November 17 at the
U.S. Mission and asked that both sides' legal experts review
their opinions regarding the U.S.-proposed JCIC Agreement and
legally binding letters.



8. (S) Brown explained that the legal experts' discussions
had focused on authorization to sign the documents and how to
execute the documents. Regarding authorization, both sides
had different internal processes to follow in order to
authorize individuals to sign such documents. The expert's
assessment was that the differences would not be a problem.
Second, both sides agreed that the draft JCIC Agreement,
Letters on Ground Transportation and Letters on Settlement of
Accounts should be signed simultaneously at the JCIC and not
through diplomatic channels. Kotkova confirmed that the
Russian Federation agreed with this approach.



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YOU'RE BRINGING ALL THAT?


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9. (S) The Belarusian Delegation explained that they had
thoroughly reviewed the proposed texts and had two questions.
First, how many ground transportation missions did the
United States plan to use during the completion of CM?
Second, would there be any hazardous material (HAZMAT)
transported during those missions?



10. (S) Smith responded that the United States contemplated
an increase in the amount of vehicle traffic focused on
closure of CM, but a particular number had not yet been set.
Smith opined the only increase might be the number of trucks
in each mission in that four or five trucks might be used
rather than one or two currently used during resupply
missions.



11. (S) Smith then explained the current Ground
Transportation Agreement had procedures in place to handle
the transportation of HAZMAT and that these items were
clearly identified on the cargo manifests. He added that
factory personnel from the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant
and U.S. monitors had already conducted a preliminary
inventory of items located at the VPMF. The only HAZMAT that
remained on site was a few petroleum products that the United
States intended to leave behind for Russian use.



12. (S) Smith explained that the United States intended that
on the last day of CM operations there would be one final
truck that would remove the last pieces of equipment from the
VPMF and deliver them to Germany. Because this process would
take several days following expiration or supersession of the
Treaty, it would be necessary to carry forward the provisions
of the existing Ground Transportation Agreement.



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IT WAS BRILLIANT...THEN I READ IT AGAIN


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13. (S) Ryzhkov remarked that the documents would not be
ready to sign during this JCIC, and that the Russian
Federation would provide their proposed text after both sides
reviewed their positions. He then began to review some
preliminary observations the Russian Federation had with the
draft JCIC Agreement.



14. (S) Ryzhkov said that Article I, Section III, Paragraph
1 in the U.S. draft specifies that monitors and in-country
escorts shall develop a list that specifies items and their
disposition. Ryzhkov explained that finalization of this
list could not be completed on-site. Representation was too
low of a level. There would be coordination needed between
various agencies within his government to accomplish the
activities related to closure. He reminded the Delegations
of the completion of CM under INF. The U.S. and Russian team
chiefs worked closely together, but much preparatory work was
done in the Special Verification Commission (SVC) in advance.



15. (S) Smith responded that he understood, and that the
United States did not mean to imply that monitors and escorts
would be the sole coordinators of the list and that he
expected that the list would be fully coordinated through
appropriate levels within the government of the Russian
Federation. He explained that the monitors and escorts at
Votkinsk had a good working relationship and understood the
complexity of the task and should be the ones to produce the
list. He repeated that the U.S. intent was to leave as many
of the items currently located at Votkinsk behind as
possible, and minimize the amount of items to be removed.




16. (S) Ryzhkov explained that Article I, Section II,
Paragraph 1(a)(iv) specifies that the inspected Party shall
provide other support and assistance, not specified in
earlier paragraphs, as agreed between the monitor and escort
leaders. Ryzhkov explained that the Russian Federation
believed this paragraph was too general and needed to list
specific kinds of support and assistance like the preceding
three subparagraphs.



17. (S) Smith explained that this subparagraph was designed
as a catch-all to capture unforeseen requirements, similar to
the phrase "unless otherwise agreed" used throughout the
Treaty.



18. (S) Ryzhkov stated that Article I, Section II, Paragraph
1(b) specifies that the inspecting Party shall have the right
to deliver structures and other equipment to the portal
monitoring facility necessary for the completion of CM.
Ryzhkov asked what was meant by the term structure.



19. (S) Smith explained that during the last few days or
weeks of CM operations the existing buildings used by
monitors may have been dismantled for shipment out of the
Russian Federation, but the monitors might have the need for
a tent or similar structure to provide workspace and
environmental shelter. He noted that there was no intent on
the part of the United States to bring large structures or
buildings into Votkinsk to support the closure on the
facility. Ryzhkov commented that this was another catch-all
or just in case clause.



20. (S) Ryzhkov continued that Article I, Section II,
Paragraph 1.(d) specifies that the inspecting Party shall
have the right to use inspection airplanes to deliver and/or
remove items related to completion of CM to or from the
portal monitoring facility. Ryzhkov explained that the draft
JCIC Agreement identified this right as it applies to, among
other things, structures. The draft goes on to reference
Paragraph 4, Section IV, of the Inspection Protocol which
establishes the right of the inspecting Party to deliver
cargo to the portal monitoring facility, but does not mention
structures. He explained that the language in the draft
agreement should be consistent with the current language in
the Treaty.



21. (S) Ryzhkov said that Article I, Section II, Paragraph
2(c) specifies that the inspecting Party shall provide
notification to the inspected Party of the intention to
conduct flights of inspection airplanes related to completion
of CM. Ryzhkov again explained that the draft agreement
language should be consistent with the current language in
the Treaty.



22. (S) Ryzhkov said that Article I, Section I(c) specifies
that the inspecting Party shall remove all items related to
completion of CM and all items existing at the portal
monitoring facility not intended to be left behind from the
territory of the inspected Party at the expiration or
supersession of the Treaty. Ryzhkov commented that when he
first read the proposed text he thought it was brilliant,
but, after hearing the comments from the Belarusian
Delegation he realized that all items would need to be
removed from Belarusian territory as well prior to the end of
the Treaty. Because the ground transportation trucks used to
remove remaining items from the VPMF would transit Belarus
they should be included in the referenced paragraph. Smith
stated that the United States believed that in this case the
items were in transit status but would investigate whether
such a change was necessary.



23. (S) Ryzhkov continued that Article I, Section II,
Paragraph 4 specifies that the inspected Party shall have the
right to restore the appearance of the portal monitoring
facility on its territory. Ryzhkov explained that the
Russian Federation believed this was redundant because it was
sovereign Russian territory. Russia could do with it as it
pleased after U.S. monitors departed the site.



24. (S) Ryzhkov added that Article I, Section II, Paragraph
3 specifies that monitors and in-country escorts shall
arrange, by agreement, meetings between mass media
representatives and monitors. Ryzhkov opined that the draft
agreement did not need an obligatory, binding provision for
dealing with mass media. He explained that during the recent
20th Anniversary Celebration at Votkinsk, media freely
interacted with senior U.S. representatives and monitors
without any legally binding agreements between the Russian
Federation and the United States in advance.



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HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH?


--------------------------





25. (S) Ryzhkov concluded his remarks by asking if the
United States believed another WG was needed on the subject.
The Russian Federation would be putting together their
proposed text and would provide that to the United States
after the current JCIC.



26. (S) Smith responded that he did not believe another WG
to be necessary and that the United States looked forward to
receiving the Russian-proposed text.



27. (S) Begin test of U.S. Proposed Draft Text JCIC
Agreement, Principles and Procedures for Completion of
Continuous Monitoring Activities:

JCIC-XXXIII
U.S.-Proposed Draft Text
November 13, 2008

JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER
RELATING TO THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ON THE REDUCTION
AND LIMITATION OF STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE ARMS OF JULY 31, 1991

PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
FOR COMPLETION OF CONTINUOUS MONITORING ACTIVITIES

The Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of
the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian
Federation, the Government of Ukraine, and the Government of
the United States of America, hereinafter referred to as the
Parties,

In accordance with the Treaty Between the United States of
America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the
Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July
31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,

To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Protocol on
Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to
the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Inspection
Protocol,


Have agreed as follows:
Article One

The following provisions shall constitute Annex 16 to the
Inspection Protocol:

"ANNEX 16
PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETION OF
CONTINUOUS MONITORING ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO
PARAGRAPH 14 OF ARTICLE XI OF THE TREATY



I. General Provisions.

The Parties agree that continuous monitoring activities
conducted pursuant to paragraph 14 of Article XI of the
Treaty shall be carried out in such a way so that, no later
than the date of expiration of the Treaty, or no later than
the date the Treaty is superseded by a subsequent agreement
pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XVII of the Treaty:

(a) The monitoring team leader shall provide the
in-country escort with an official written continuous
monitoring report in the language of the inspecting Party,
along with an unofficial translation of the report in the
language of the inspected Party, signed by the monitoring
team leader and a member of the in-country escort, for that
month. This report shall have the same content as the report
specified in paragraph 2 of Section XVIII of the Inspection
Protocol. Each Party shall retain one copy of the report.

(b) The monitoring team at the perimeter continuous
monitoring area at Votkinsk shall cease its monitoring
activity and depart the territory of the inspected Party.

(c) The inspecting Party shall ensure that the
buildings, structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property located within the perimeter continuous monitoring
area at Votkinsk, as specified in Section III of this Annex,
as well as structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property that was delivered and installed by subsequent
agreement of the Parties, is dismantled if necessary and is
removed from the territory of the inspected Party, conveyed
to the inspected Party, or transferred to the inspected Party
in accordance with this Annex.

II. Procedures for Completion of Continuous Monitoring
Activities Conducted Pursuant to Paragraph 14 of Article XI
of the Treaty.



1. Provision of logistical, transportation, and other
support.

(a) The inspected Party shall provide, at the request
of the inspecting Party, support and assistance for the
completion of continuous monitoring activities conducted
pursuant to paragraph 14 of Article XI of the Treaty at the
perimeter continuous monitoring area on the territory of the
inspected Party. Such support and assistance shall include:

(i) provision of surface handling and other
equipment needed for the dismantlement, packing, removal, and
transport of structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property from the perimeter continuous monitoring area;

(ii) provision of materials needed for packing
and preparing for the transport of structures, equipment,
supplies, and other property from the perimeter continuous
monitoring area;


(iii) provision of ground transportation
vehicles and related services needed for the transport of
structures, equipment, supplies, and other property to and
from the perimeter continuous monitoring area; and

(iv) other support and assistance to be agreed
between the monitoring team leader and the in-country escort.

(b) The inspecting Party shall have the right to
deliver to the perimeter continuous monitoring area
structures, equipment, supplies, and other property that are
necessary for the completion of continuous monitoring
activities conducted pursuant to paragraph 14 of Article XI
of the Treaty. Such additional structures, equipment,
supplies, and other property shall be removed by the
inspecting Party from the territory of the inspected Party no
later than the date of expiration of the Treaty, or no later
than the date the Treaty is superseded.

(c) Ground transportation and related services
provided by the inspected Party pursuant to subparagraph 1(a)
of this Section shall be provided in accordance with the
provisions specified in the Letters of the Representatives
to the JCIC on the Procedures for Using Ground
Transportation Vehicles for the Transportation of Cargo
Consisting of Equipment and Supplies to or from the Monitored
Facility at Votkinsk, dated March 20, 2002, and the
Attachment thereto, as well as the Letters of the
Representatives to the JCIC dated June 7, 2005, and XXX XX,
2009, hereinafter referred to as the Signed Letters of the
Representatives to the JCIC.

(d) The inspecting Party shall have the right to
conduct flights of inspection airplanes to deliver to, or
remove from, the perimeter continuous monitoring area at
Votkinsk, monitors, as well as structures, equipment,
supplies, and other property associated with the completion
of continuous monitoring activities. Such flights shall be
conducted into the airport associated with the monitored
facility and shall be conducted in accordance with paragraph
4 of Section IV of the Inspection Protocol.


(e) The inspected Party shall examine structures,
equipment, supplies, and other property to be removed from
the perimeter continuous monitoring area. This examination
shall be conducted at the perimeter continuous monitoring
area by the in-country escort and technical experts of the
inspected Party when such items are being dismantled and
prepared for transport to the territory of the inspecting
Party. Monitors shall be permitted to be present during such
examinations.



2. Notifications.

(a) The inspecting Party shall provide to the
inspected Party a notification containing a request for
support or assistance, as specified in subparagraphs 1(a)(i),
1(a)(ii), and 1(a)(iv) of this Section, no less than 60 days
prior to the date specified in the request for such support
or assistance. The inspected Party shall respond to such a
request no less than 30 days prior to the date specified in
the request for such support or assistance. The Parties
shall provide the notifications specified in this
subparagraph through the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers and
the National Agency for Verification and Inspections, using
format number 144 ("Notification of Additional START
Message").

(b) Notifications associated with the provision of
ground transportation vehicles and related services, pursuant
to subparagraph 1(a) of this Section, shall be exchanged by
the Parties in accordance with the Signed Letters of the
Representatives to the JCIC.

(c) The inspecting Party shall provide to the
inspected Party notification of an intention to conduct
flights of inspection airplanes at the airport associated
with the monitored facility pursuant to subparagraph 1(d) of
this Section. This notification, which shall be provided in
addition to the notifications specified in paragraph 17 and
paragraph 18 of Section III of the Inspection Protocol, shall
be provided no less than 60 days prior to the date of arrival
of the airplane at the airport associated with the monitored
facility. This notification shall include a detailed listing
of the additional structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property to be delivered to the perimeter continuous
monitoring area. This notification shall also include
information specified in subparagraphs 17(a), 17(b), 17(c),
17(d), 17(e), and 17(f) of Section III of the Inspection
Protocol. The information provided in this notification
shall be updated in subsequent notifications provided by the
inspected Party in acco
rdance with paragraph 17 and paragraph 18 of Section III of
the Inspection Protocol. The inspecting Party shall provide
the notification specified in this subparagraph through the
Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers and the National Agency for
Verification and Inspections, using format number 144
("Notification of Additional START Message").



3. Mass Media activities associated with the completion of
continuous monitoring activities.

In addition to the provisions of paragraph 22,
Section V of the Inspection Protocol, the monitoring team
leader and the in-country escort shall, by agreement, arrange
meetings between representatives of the mass media and
monitors engaged in activities related to the completion of
continuous monitoring activities conducted pursuant to
paragraph 14 of Article XI of the Treaty both at the
perimeter continuous monitoring area and the point of entry.
Such meetings shall be arranged so as not to interfere with
the completion of continuous monitoring activities.



4. Restoration of the Perimeter Continuous Monitoring Area.

(a) At the conclusion of the procedures for the
completion of continuous monitoring activities, the inspected
Party shall have the right to restore the external appearance
of the perimeter continuous monitoring area located on its
territory.

(b) The inspecting Party shall convey to the
inspected Party all structures, equipment, supplies, and
other property used by the inspecting Party within the
perimeter continuous monitoring area that the inspecting
Party does not remove from the territory of the inspected
Party at the completion of continuous monitoring activities.
Such structures, equipment, supplies, and other property may
include those items that the inspected Party provided at the
perimeter continuous monitoring area at the request and
expense of the inspecting Party or structures, equipment,
supplies and other property that the inspecting Party
provided at the perimeter continuous monitoring area at its
own expense. The inspecting Party shall convey such
structures, equipment, supplies, and other property to the
inspected Party no later than the date of expiration of the
Treaty, or no later than the date the Treaty is superseded by
a subsequent agreement.

(c) The inspecting Party shall ensure that the
buildings used by the monitoring team at the perimeter
continuous monitoring area at Votkinsk under the Treaty that
were originally constructed by the inspected Party and first
used by the inspecting Party under the Treaty Between the
United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and
Shorter-Range Missiles of December 8, 1987, which consist of
the monitoring team headquarters ("Roosevelt Building"), the
building for storage of equipment and supplies ("warehouse"),
and the buildings used by the monitors for permanent lodging
and workspace ("Washington Building," "Jefferson Building,"
and "Lincoln Building") are transferred to the inspected
Party. The inspecting Party shall transfer such buildings to
the inspected Party no later than the date of expiration of
the Treaty, or no later than the date the Treaty is
superseded by a subsequent agreement.



5. Taxes, Levies, Apportionments, and Assessments.

The inspected Party shall not place taxes, levies,
apportionments, or assessments on the value of the following
buildings, structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property in connection with the completion of continuous
monitoring activities in accordance with this Annex:

(a) structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property of the inspecting Party that are conveyed to the
inspected Party pursuant to Section I and subparagraph 4(b)
of this Section;

(b) buildings that are transferred to the inspected
Party pursuant to Section I and subparagraph 4(c) of this
Section; and

(c) structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property of the inspecting Party that are removed from the
territory of the inspected Party pursuant to Section I of
this Annex.



6. Impounded Equipment.

The Parties understand that equipment, supplies, and
other property controlled by the "dual key" system at the
perimeter continuous monitoring area shall be returned to the
territory of the inspecting Party, unless otherwise agreed by
the monitoring team leader and the in-country escort.



7. Financial Responsibilities of the Parties.

(a) Unless stipulated otherwise in this Annex, the
inspecting Party shall bear the cost of goods and services
provided by the inspected Party at the request of the
inspecting Party in connection with the completion of
continuous monitoring activities conducted pursuant to
paragraph 14 of Article XI of the Treaty.

(b) Unless stipulated otherwise in this Annex, the
inspected Party and the inspecting Party shall use the
procedures set forth in Annex 14 to the Inspection Protocol
to settle accounts for costs incurred in connection with the
completion of continuous monitoring activities pursuant to
paragraph 14 of Article XI of the Treaty.


(c) The inspected Party shall bear the costs
associated with activities to restore the external appearance
of the perimeter continuous monitoring area pursuant to
subparagraph 4(a) of this Section.

(d) The inspected Party shall bear the costs
associated with structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property of the inspecting Party that are conveyed to the
inspected Party after the completion of continuous monitoring
activities pursuant to Section I and subparagraph 4(b) of
this Section.

(e) The inspected Party shall bear the costs
associated with buildings that are transferred to the
inspected Party after the completion of continuous monitoring
activities pursuant to Section I and subparagraph 4(c) of
this Section.

(f) The Parties shall use the procedures set forth in
the Signed Letters of the Representatives to the JCIC to
settle accounts for costs incurred in connection with the
provision of ground transportation and related services
pursuant to subparagraph 1(a) of this Section.

(g) The inspected Party and the inspecting Party
shall agree on arrangements, based on the provisions of Annex
14 of the Treaty, for the settlement of accounts remaining
after the date of expiration of the Treaty or after the date
the Treaty is superseded by a subsequent agreement.

(h) The monitoring team leader and in-country escort
shall develop procedures on-site for keeping record of goods
and services that are provided by the inspected Party at the
request of the inspecting Party pursuant to the provisions of
this Annex.

III. List of Buildings, Structures, Equipment, Supplies, and
Other Property.



1. The monitoring team leader, in coordination with
the in-country escort, shall develop a list consisting of
three sections that specifies the final disposition of
buildings, structures, equipment, supplies and other property
used by the monitoring team at the perimeter continuous
monitoring area at Votkinsk.



2. Structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property of the inspecting Party that are to be removed from
the territory of the inspected Party pursuant to Section I of
this Annex shall be included in the first section of the
list developed pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Section.



3. Structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property of the inspecting Party that are to be conveyed to
the inspected Party pursuant to Section I and subparagraph
4(b) of Section II of this Annex shall be included in the
second section of the list developed pursuant to paragraph 1
of this Section.



4. The buildings that are to be transferred to the
inspected Party pursuant to Section I and subparagraph 4(c)
of Section II of this Annex shall be included in the third
section of the list developed pursuant to paragraph 1 of this
Section."

Article Two



1. In subparagraph 1(a) of Section I of Annex 14 to the
Inspection Protocol, the words and punctuation "Inspection
Protocol; and" shall be superseded by the words and
punctuation "Inspection Protocol;"



2. In subparagraph 1(b) of Section I of Annex 14 to the
Inspection Protocol, the words and punctuation "Annex 5 to
the Telemetry Protocol." shall be superseded by the words and
punctuation "Annex 5 to the Telemetry Protocol; and"



3. The following provision shall constitute subparagraph
1(c) of Section I of Annex 14 to the Inspection Protocol:

"(c) The costs of goods and services associated with the
implementation of Annex 16 to the Inspection Protocol"



4. In subparagraph 12(a) of Section I of Annex 14 to the
Inspection Protocol, the words "On-Site Inspection Agency"
shall be superseded by the words "Defense Threat Reduction
Agency".

Article Three

The following provisions shall constitute paragraph 19 of
Section II of Annex 14 to the Inspection Protocol:

"19. Support and assistance associated with the completion
of continuous monitoring activities conducted pursuant to
paragraph 14 of Article XI of the Treaty:

(a) Surface handling and other equipment needed for
the dismantlement, packing, removal, and transport of
structures, equipment, supplies, and other property from the
perimeter continuous monitoring area:

(i) Type of equipment;

(ii) Number of items of equipment of each
type;

(iii) Dates on which the equipment was
provided;

(iv) Number of hours for which such equipment
was provided; and

(v) Estimated cost of the use of such
equipment per unit of time.

(b) Material needed for packing and preparing for the
transport of structures, equipment, supplies, and other
property from the perimeter continuous monitoring area:

(i) Description and quantity of the materials
provided; and

(ii) Estimated cost of the materials (for each
unit).

(c) Other goods and services provided by the
inspected Party at the request of the inspecting Party:

(i) A description of the service provided;

(ii) Dates on which services were provided;

(iii) Estimated cost of services;


(iv) Payment, if any, made when services were
provided;

(v) A description of equipment provided;

(vi) Number of items of equipment of each type;

(vii) Number of hours for which such equipment
was
provided; and

(viii) Estimated cost of the use of such equipment
per unit of time (per day or per hour)."

Article Four

This Agreement shall enter into force on the day of its
signature and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty
remains in force.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly
authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this
Agreement.

Done at Geneva on , in five copies, each in
the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally
authentic.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE


End Text.



28. (U) Documents exchanged: None



29. (U) Participants:

U.S.

Mr. Smith
Mr. Brown
Lt Col Comeau
Mr. DeNinno
Mr. Dunn
Maj Edinger
Mr. Fortier
Mr. Hanchett
CDR Rust
Mr. Yaguchi
Mr. French (Int)

BELARUS

Ugorich
Ponomarev

KAZAKHSTAN

Col Akhmetalin


RUSSIA

Col Ryzhkov
Mr. Bolotov
Ms. Kotkova
Capt(1st Rank) Kuz'min
Col Novikov
Mr. Gusev (Int)



30. (U) Taylor sends.
TICHENOR


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