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US energy secretary delegated powers on Indo-US Nuclear Act

US energy secretary delegated powers on Indo-US Nuclear Act
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First Published: Wed, May 05 2010. 09 26 AM IST
Updated: Wed, May 05 2010. 09 26 AM IST
Washington: US President Barack Obama has delegated some of his authority to energy secretary to report to the Congress about implementation of the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Non-proliferation Enhancement Act.
“I hereby delegate to you the certification and reporting functions conferred upon the President by section 201(b) of the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act (Public Law 110-369),” Obama said in a memorandum to the energy secretary.
The United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act (Public Law 110-369), was signed into law by the then US President George Bush on 8 October 2008.
Under Section 201 (b), the US President is mandated to submit to the US Congress procedures regarding arrangement on reprocessing a detailed description, including the text, of such proposed subsequent arrangement.
The President is also asked to submit a certificate to the Congress about the US’ efforts to ensure that any other nation that permits India to reprocess or otherwise alter in form.
It also seeks content of nuclear material that the nation has transferred to India or nuclear material and by-product material.
This pertains to material used in or produced through the use of nuclear material, non-nuclear material, or equipment that the country has transferred to India and requires India to do so under similar arrangements and procedures.
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First Published: Wed, May 05 2010. 09 26 AM IST