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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 V : Destruction of Chemical Weapons Production Facilities and its Verification pursuant to Article V

B. Destruction

Detailed plans for destruction



32. Not less than 180 days before the destruction of a chemical weapons production facility starts, a State Party shall provide to the Technical Secretariat the detailed plans for destruction of the facility, including proposed measures for verification of destruction referred to in paragraph 33(f), with respect to, inter alia:
(a) Timing of the presence of the inspectors at the facility to be destroyed; and
(b) Procedures for verification of measures to be applied to each item on the declared inventory.


33. The detailed plans for destruction of each chemical weapons production facility shall contain:
(a) Detailed time schedule of the destruction process;
(b) Layout of the facility;
(c) Process flow diagram;
(d) Detailed inventory of equipment, buildings and other items to be destroyed;
(e) Measures to be applied to each item on the inventory;
(f) Proposed measures for verification;
(g) Security/safety measures to be observed during the destruction of the facility; and
(h) Working and living conditions to be provided for inspectors.


34. If a State Party intends to convert temporarily a chemical weapons production facility into a chemical weapons destruction facility, it shall notify the Technical Secretariat not less than 150 days before undertaking any conversion activities. The notification shall:
(a) Specify the name, address, and location of the facility;
(b) Provide a site diagram indicating all structures and areas that will be involved in the destruction of chemical weapons and also identify all structures of the chemical weapons production facility that are to be temporarily converted;
(c) Specify the types of chemical weapons, and the type and quantity of chemical fill to be destroyed;
(d) Specify the destruction method;
(e) Provide a process flow diagram, indicating which portions of the production process and specialized equipment will be converted for the destruction of chemical weapons;
(f) Specify the seals and inspection equipment potentially affected by the conversion, if applicable; and
(g) Provide a schedule identifying: The time allocated to design, temporary conversion of the facility, installation of equipment, equipment check-out, destruction operations, and closure.


35. In relation to the destruction of a facility that was temporarily converted for destruction of chemical weapons, information shall be provided in accordance with paragraphs 32 and 33.