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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

D. Conversion of Chemical Weapons Production Facilities to Purposes Not Prohibited under this Convention

Detailed plans for conversion



77. Not less than 180 days before conversion of a chemical weapons production facility is planned to begin, the State Party shall provide the Technical Secretariat with the detailed plans for conversion of the facility, including proposed measures for verification of conversion, with respect to, inter alia:
(a) Timing of the presence of the inspectors at the facility to be converted; and
(b) Procedures for verification of measures to be applied to each item on the declared inventory.


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