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Memorandum on Delegations of Authority Concerning Former Soviet Republics


Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Director, Office of Management and Budget

Subject: Delegation of Responsibilities under Title XIV of Public Law 102 - 484 and Title V of Public Law 102 - 511

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, I hereby delegate:

1. to the Secretary of State the authority and duty vested in the President under section 1412(d) of the Former Soviet Union Demilitarization Act of 1992 (title XIV of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993, Public Law 102 - 484) and section 502 of the Freedom Support Act (Public Law 102 - 511).

2. to the Secretary of Defense the authorities and duties vested in the President under sections 1412(a), 1431, and 1432 of Public Law 102 - 484 and sections 503 and 508 of Public Law 102 - 511.

The Secretary of Defense shall not exercise authority delegated by paragraph 2 hereof with respect to any former Soviet republic unless the Secretary of State has exercised his authority and performed the duty delegated by paragraph 1 hereof with respect to that former Soviet Republic. The Secretary of Defense shall not obligate funds in the exercise of authority delegated by paragraph 2 hereof unless the Director of the Office of Management and Budget has determined that expenditures during fiscal year 1993 pursuant to such obligation shall be counted against the defense category of discretionary spending limits for that fiscal year (as defined in section 601(a)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) for purposes of Part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

The Secretary of State is directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

George Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:34 p.m., January 6, 1993]