posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 01:15 AM
SEC. 1052. PLAN ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW START TREATY.
(a) Plan Required- Not later than December 12, 2011, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of
the Air Force, and the Commander of the United States Strategic Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees and to the Committee on
Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a plan for the Department of Defense to implement
the nuclear force reductions, limitations, and verification and transparency measures contained in the New START Treaty.
(b) Matters Included- The plan under subsection (a) shall include the following:
(1) A description of the nuclear force structure of the United States under the New START Treaty, including--
(A) the composition of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine launched ballistic missiles, and bombers;
(B) the planned composition of the types and quantity of warheads for each delivery vehicle described in subparagraph (A);
(C) the number of nondeployed and retired warheads; and
(D) the plans for maintaining the flexibility of the nuclear force structure within the limits of the New START Treaty.
(2) A description of changes necessary to implement the reductions, limitations, and verification and transparency measures contained in the
New START Treaty, including--
(A) how each military department plans to implement such changes; and
(B) an identification of any programmatic, operational, or policy effects resulting from such changes.
(3) The total costs associated with the reductions, limitations, and verification and transparency measures contained in the New START Treaty,
and the funding profile by year and program element.
(4) An implementation schedule and associated key decision points.
(5) A description of options for and feasibility of accelerating the implementation of the New START Treaty, including a description of any
potential cost savings, benefits, or risks resulting from such acceleration.
(6) Any other information the Secretary considers necessary.
(c) Comptroller General Review- Not later than 180 days after the date on which the plan is submitted under subsection (a), the Comptroller
General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a review of the plan.
(d) Form- The plan under subsection (a) and the review under subsection (c) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified
(e) New START Treaty Defined- In this section, the term `New START Treaty' means the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian
Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed on April 8, 2010, and entered into force on
February 5, 2011.
SEC. 1053. ANNUAL REPORT ON THE PLAN FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS STOCKPILE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, AND DELIVERY PLATFORMS.
(a) Report on the Plan for the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile, Nuclear Weapons Complex, and Delivery Platforms-
(1) IN GENERAL- Together with the budget of the President submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, for
each of fiscal years 2013 through 2019, the President, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Energy, shall transmit to
the congressional defense committees, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of
Representatives a detailed report on the plan to--
(A) enhance the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile of the United States;
(B) modernize the nuclear weapons complex;
(C) maintain, modernize, or replace the delivery platforms for nuclear weapons; and
(D) retire, dismantle, or eliminate any covered nuclear system.
(2) ELEMENTS- Each report required under paragraph (1) shall include the following:
(A) A detailed description of the plan to enhance the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile of the United
(B) A detailed description of the plan to modernize the nuclear weapons complex, including improving the safety of facilities, modernizing
the infrastructure, and maintaining the key capabilities and competencies of the nuclear weapons workforce, including designers and technicians.
(C) A detailed description of the plan to maintain, modernize, and replace delivery platforms for nuclear weapons.
(D) A detailed estimate of budget requirements, including the costs associated with the plans outlined under subparagraphs (A) through
(C), over the 10-year period following the date of the report.
***** This was in the bill too