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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 VII : Activities Not Prohibited under this Convention in accordance with Article VI

Regime for Schedule 2 Chemicals and Facilities related to such Chemicals

B. Verification

Inspection procedures



23. In addition to agreed guidelines, other relevant provisions of this Annex and the Confidentiality Annex, paragraphs 24 to 30 below shall apply.


24. A facility agreement for the declared plant site shall be concluded not later than 90 days after completion of the initial inspection between the inspected State Party and the Organization unless the inspected State Party and the Technical Secretariat agree that it is not needed. It shall be based on a model agreement and govern the conduct of inspections at the declared plant site. The agreement shall specify the frequency and intensity of inspections as well as detailed inspection procedures, consistent with paragraphs 25 to 29.


25. The focus of the inspection shall be the declared Schedule 2 plant(s) within the declared plant site. If the inspection team requests access to other parts of the plant site, access to these areas shall be granted in accordance with the obligation to provide clarification pursuant to Part II, paragraph 51, of this Annex and in accordance with the facility agreement, or, in the absence of a facility agreement, in accordance with the rules of managed access as specified in Part X. Section C, of this Annex.


26. Access to records shall be provided, as appropriate, to provide assurance that there has been no diversion of the declared chemical and that production has been consistent with declarations.


27. Sampling and analysis shall be undertaken to check for the absence of undeclared scheduled chemicals.


28. Areas to be inspected may include:
(a) Areas where feed chemicals (reactants) are delivered or stored;
(b) Areas where manipulative processes are performed upon the reactants prior to addition to the reaction vessels;
(c) Feed lines as appropriate from the areas referred to in subparagraph (a) or subparagraph (b) to the reaction vessels together with any associated valves, flow meters, etc.;
(d) The external aspect of the reaction vessels and ancillary equipment;
(e) Lines from the reaction vessels leading to long- or short-term storage or to equipment further processing the declared Schedule 2 chemicals;
(f) Control equipment associated with any of the items under subparagraphs (a) to (e);
(g) Equipment and areas for waste and effluent handling;
(h) Equipment and areas for disposition of chemicals not up to specification.


29. The period of inspection shall not last more than 96 hours; however, extensions may be agreed between the inspection team and the inspected State Party.