[USC02] 50 USC 2757: Review of adequacy of nuclear weapons budget
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

50 USC 2757: Review of adequacy of nuclear weapons budget Text contains those laws in effect on September 26, 2021
From Title 50-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSECHAPTER 42-ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE PROVISIONSSUBCHAPTER VII-BUDGET AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT MATTERSPart A-Recurring National Security Authorization Provisions

§2757. Review of adequacy of nuclear weapons budget

(a) Review of adequacy of administration budget by Nuclear Weapons Council

(1) Transmission to Council

The Secretary of Energy shall transmit to the Nuclear Weapons Council (in this section referred to as the "Council") a copy of the proposed budget request of the Administration for each fiscal year before that budget request is submitted to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in relation to the preparation of the budget of the President to be submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) of title 31.

(2) Review and determination of adequacy

(A) Review

The Council shall review each budget request transmitted to the Council under paragraph (1).

(B) Determination of adequacy

(i) Inadequate requests

If the Council determines that a budget request for a fiscal year transmitted to the Council under paragraph (1) is inadequate, in whole or in part, to implement the objectives of the Department of Defense with respect to nuclear weapons for that fiscal year, the Council shall submit to the Secretary of Energy a written description of funding levels and specific initiatives that would, in the determination of the Council, make the budget request adequate to implement those objectives.

(ii) Adequate requests

If the Council determines that a budget request for a fiscal year transmitted to the Council under paragraph (1) is adequate to implement the objectives described in clause (i) for that fiscal year, the Council shall submit to the Secretary of Energy a written statement confirming the adequacy of the request.

(iii) Records

The Council shall maintain a record of each description submitted under clause (i) and each statement submitted under clause (ii).

(3) Department of Energy response

(A) In general

If the Council submits to the Secretary of Energy a written description under paragraph (2)(B)(i) with respect to the budget request of the Administration for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall include as an appendix to the budget request submitted to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget-

(i) the funding levels and initiatives identified in the description under paragraph (2)(B)(i); and

(ii) any additional comments the Secretary considers appropriate.

(B) Transmission to Congress

The Secretary of Energy shall transmit to Congress, with the budget justification materials submitted in support of the Department of Energy budget for a fiscal year (as submitted with the budget of the President under section 1105(a) of title 31), a copy of the appendix described in subparagraph (A).

(b) Review and certification of Department of Energy budget by Nuclear Weapons Council

(1) In general

At the time the Secretary of Energy submits the budget request of the Department of Energy for that fiscal year to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in relation to the preparation of the budget of the President, the Secretary shall transmit a copy of the budget request of the Department to the Council.

(2) Certification

The Council shall-

(A) review the budget request transmitted to the Council under paragraph (1);

(B) based on the review under subparagraph (A), make a determination with respect to whether the budget request includes the funding levels and initiatives described in subsection (a)(2)(B)(i); and

(C) submit to Congress-

(i)(I) a certification that the budget request is adequate to implement the objectives described in subsection (a)(2)(B)(i); or

(II) a statement that the budget request is not adequate to implement those objectives; and

(ii) a copy of the written description submitted by the Council to the Secretary under subsection (a)(2)(B)(i), if any.

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVII, §4717, as added Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVI, §1632(b)(1), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4057 .)

Codification

Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVI, §1632(b)(1), which directed the addition of this section at the end of subtitle A of title XVII of the Atomic Energy Defense Act (50 U.S.C. 2741 et seq.), was executed by adding this section at the end of subtitle A of title XLVII of the Atomic Energy Defense Act to reflect the probable intent of Congress.