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

Regime for Schedule 3 Chemicals and Facilities related to such Chemicals

B. Verification

Inspection procedures



18. In addition to agreed guidelines, other relevant provisions of this Annex and the Confidentiality Annex, paragraphs 19 to 25 below shall apply.


19. There shall be no facility agreement, unless requested by the inspected State Party.


20. The focus of the inspections shall be the declared Schedule 3 plant(s) within the declared plant site. If the inspection team, in accordance with Part 11, paragraph 51, of this Annex, requests access to other parts of the plant site for clarification of ambiguities, the extent of such access shall be agreed between the inspection team and the inspected State Party.


21. The inspection team may have access to records in situations in which the inspection team and the inspected State Party agree that such access will assist in achieving the objectives of the inspection.


22. Sampling and on-site analysis may be undertaken to check for the absence of undeclared scheduled chemicals. In case of unresolved ambiguities, samples may be analysed in a designated off-site laboratory, subject to the inspected State Party's agreement.


23. 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 vessel;
(c) Feed lines as appropriate from the areas referred to in subparagraph (a) or subparagraph (b) to the reaction vessel 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 3 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.


24. The period of inspection shall not last more than 24 hours; however, extensions may be agreed between the inspection team and the inspected State Party.