[House Document 112-36]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



112th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 112-36

 
  CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE RISK OF 
    NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION IN THE TERRITORY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE RISK OF 
  NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION CREATED BY THE ACCUMULATION OF WEAPONS-USABLE 
   FISSILE MATERIAL IN THE TERRITORY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IS TO 
  REMAIN IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 21, 2011, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    June 20, 2011.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its 
declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register 
and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the 
emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. 
In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal 
Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the 
emergency declared in Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, 
with respect to the risk of nuclear proliferation created by 
the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile 
material in the territory of the Russian Federation is to 
continue beyond June 21, 2011.
    It remains a major national security goal of the United 
States to ensure that fissile material removed from Russian 
nuclear weapons pursuant to various arms control and 
disarmament agreements is dedicated to peaceful uses, subject 
to transparency measures, and protected from diversion to 
activities of proliferation concern. The accumulation of a 
large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the 
territory of the Russian Federation continues to pose an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency declared with respect to the risk of nuclear 
proliferation created by the accumulation of a large volume of 
weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian 
Federation and maintain in force these emergency authorities to 
respond to this threat.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 17, 2011.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Risk of 
  Nuclear Proliferation Created by the Accumulation of Weapons-Usable 
      Fissile Material in the Territory of the Russian Federation

    On June 21, 2000, the President issued Executive Order 
13159 (the ``order'') blocking property and interests in 
property of the Government of the Russian Federation that are 
in the United States, that hereafter come within the United 
States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or 
control of United States persons that are directly related to 
the implementation of the Agreement Between the Government of 
the United States of America and the Government of the Russian 
Federation Concerning the Disposition of Highly Enriched 
Uranium Extracted from Nuclear Weapons, dated February 18, 
1993, and related contracts and agreements (collectively, the 
``HEU Agreements''). The HEU Agreements allow for the 
downblending of highly enriched uranium derived from nuclear 
weapons to low enriched uranium for peaceful commercial 
purposes. The order invoked the authority, inter alia, of the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-
1706) and declared a national emergency to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States posed by the risk of 
nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation of a large 
volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of 
the Russian Federation.
    The national emergency declared on June 21, 2000, must 
continue beyond June 21, 2011, to provide continued protection 
from attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, 
garnishment, or other judicial process for the property and 
interests in property of the Government of the Russian 
Federation that are directly related to the implementation of 
the HEU Agreements and subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Therefore, 
in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies 
Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the 
national emergency with respect to the risk of nuclear 
proliferation created by the accumulation of weapons-usable 
fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federation. 
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 17, 2011.