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PUBLIC LAW 102-228—DEC. 12, 1991 105 STAT. 1691 Public Law 102-228 102d Congress An Act To amend the Arms Export Control Act to authorize the President to transfer battle tanks, artillery pieces, and armored combat vehicles to member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in conjunction with implementation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty Implementation Act of 1991". SEC. 2. AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER CERTAIN CFE TREATY-LIMITED EQUIP- MENT TO NATO MEMBERS. The Arms Export Control Act is amended by adding at the end the following: "CHAPTER 9—TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CFE TREATY-LIMITED EQUIPMENT TO NATO MEM- BERS " SEC. 91. PURPOSE. "The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the President to support, consistent with the CFE Treaty, a NATO equipment transfer program that will— "(1) enhance NATO's forces, "(2) increase NATO standardization and interoperability, and "(3) better distribute defense burdens within the NATO alliance. "SEC. 92. CFE TREATY OBLIGATIONS. "The authorities provided in this chapter shall be exercised consistent with the obligations incurred by the United States in connection with the CFE Treaty. "SEC. 93. AUTHORITIES. "(a) GENERAL AUTHORITY.— The President may transfer to any NATO/CFE country, in accordance with NATO plans, defense articles— "(1) that are battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, or artillery included within the CFE Treaty's definition of 'conventional armaments and equipment limited by the Treaty'; "(2) that were, as of the date of signature of the CFE Treaty, in the stocks of the Department of Defense and located in the CFE Treaty's area of application; and "(3) that the President determines are not needed by United States military forces within the CFE Treaty's area of application. Dec. 12, 1991 [H.R. 3807] Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty Implementation Act of 1991. 22 USC 2751. 22 USC 2799. 22 USC 2799a. 22 USC 2799b.