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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)


Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction

Annex on Implementation and Verification ("Verification Annex")

Part IV(A) : Destruction of Chemical Weapons and its Verification Pursuant to Article IV

A. Declarations

Submission of the general plan for destruction of chemical weapons



6. he general plan for destruction of chemical weapons submitted pursuant to Article III, paragraph 1(a)(v), shall provide an overview of the entire national chemical weapons destruction programme of the State Party and information on the efforts of the State Party to fulfil the destruction requirements contained in this Convention. The plan shall specify:
(a) A general schedule for destruction, giving types and approximate quantities of chemical weapons planned to be destroyed in each annual destruction period for each existing chemical weapons destruction facility and, if possible, for each planned chemical weapons destruction facility;
(b) The number of chemical weapons destruction facilities existing or planned to be operated over the destruction period;
(c) For each existing or planned chemical weapons destruction facility:
(i) Name and location; and
(ii) The types and approximate quantities of chemical weapons, and the type (for example, nerve agent or blister agent) and approximate quantity of chemical fill, to be destroyed;
(d) The plans and programmes for training personnel for the operation of destruction facilities;
(e) The national standards for safety and emissions that the destruction facilities must satisfy;
(f) Information on the development of new methods for destruction of chemical weapons and on the improvement of existing methods;
(g) The cost estimates for destroying the chemical weapons; and
(h) Any issues which could adversely impact on the national destruction programme.