THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 27, 1999
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND FOREIGN RELATIONS
May 26, 1999
Dear Mr. Chairman: (Representative Gejdenson:) (Senator Biden:)
In accordance with Condition (2) of the resolution of advice and consent to ratification of the Convention on Nuclear Safety adopted by the United States Senate on March 25, 1999, I hereby certify that the United States will comment in each review meeting held under Article 20 of the Convention (including each meeting of a subgroup) upon aspects of safety significance in any report submitted pursuant to Article 5 of the Convention by any State Party that is receiving U.S. financial or technical assistance relating to the improvement in safety of its nuclear installations.
In accordance with Condition (4) of the resolution, I hereby certify that the Comptroller General of the United States shall be given full and complete access to: (i) all information in the possession of the United States Government specifically relating to the operation of the Convention that is submitted by any other State Party pursuant to Article 5 of the Convention, including any report or document; and (ii) information specifically relating to any review or analysis by any department, agency, or other entity of the United States, or any official thereof, undertaken pursuant to Article 20 of the Convention, of any report or document submitted by any other State Party.
I will implement these provisions consistent with the allocation of authority and responsibility under the Constitution.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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