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OSCC Decision No. 6/02 to the Treaty On Open Skies

Office of Conventional Arms Control
Washington, DC
February 18, 2002

Open Skies Consultative Commission OSCC.DEC/6/02
18 February 2002
OSCC+
Original: ENGLISH


2nd Meeting of the 27th Session
OSCC(XXVII) Journal No. 76, Agenda item 4(e)

Procedures for allocation of Observation Flight Reference Numbers

The Open Skies Consultative Commission, in accordance with Appendix 1 to Annex B, Paragraph 1, of the Treaty on Open Skies, has decided as follows:

SECTION I. PROVISIONS

1. The allocation of Open Skies Observation Flight Reference Numbers is contained in the attached Annex, and shall be used with Formats 12, 14 and 17.

2. The Observation Flight Reference Numbers allocated to each State Party or Group of States Parties shall be as follows:

a) Each State Party or Group of States Parties shall be allocated at least 4 numbers; and

b) The numbers allocated shall be no less than 25 per cent greater than the full passive quota of each State Party or Group of States Parties, rounded up to the nearest whole number, but no less than the full Passive Quotas plus 2.

3. The Observation Flight Reference Numbers for Training Flights allocated to each State Party shall be equal to the number of Observation Flight Reference Numbers allocated to that State Party, and shall be the numbers of the block of Observation Flight Reference Numbers allocated plus 500.

4. All States Parties shall use the next available number in the allocated sequence for each Observation Flight or Training Flight, beginning with the first allocated number for each calendar year.

5. Additional States Parties or Groups of States Parties acceding to the Treaty shall adopt the next available sequence of numbers at the end of the appropriate current list in the Annex, in accordance with OSCC agreement on the passive quota for such States Parties or Group of States Parties. The Open Skies Observation Flight Reference Numbers shall be effective 60 days after the deposit of the Acceding State’s Instrument of Ratification or Accession, as per Article XVII, paragraph 6 of the Treaty on Open Skies.

6. The Annex to this Decision will be updated in accordance with each accession per paragraph 5 above, and will be re-issued to all States Parties.

SECTION II. REVIEW CLAUSE

The provisions of this Decision shall be re-examined on the basis of practical experience if so requested by a State Party after 31 December 2003.

* * * * * * *

This decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption and shall have the same duration as the Treaty.

Decided in Vienna, in the Open Skies Consultative Commission, on 18 February 2002, in each of the six languages specified in Article XIX of the Treaty on Open Skies, all texts being equally authentic.

STATE PARTY FULL PASSIVE
QUOTA
75% PASSIVE QUOTA min 25% BUT
not < 2
OBSERVATION
FLIGHT REFERENCE
NUMBER
TRAINING FLIGHT REFERENCE NUMBER
Russian Federation (RU)/Belarus (BY) Group of States Parties

42

31

53

001 - 053

501 - 553

Germany (DE)
12
9
15
054 - 068
554 - 568
United States of America (US)
42
31
53
069 - 121
569 - 621
Benelux (BX)
6
4
8
122 - 129
622 - 629
Bulgaria (BG)
4
3
6
130 - 135
630 - 635
Canada (CA)
12
9
15
136 - 150
636 - 650
Denmark (DK)
6
4
8
151 - 158
651 - 658
Spain (ES)
4
3
6
159 - 164
659 - 664
France (FR)
12
9
15
165 - 179
665 - 679
Georgia (GE)
4**
3
6
180 - 185
680 - 685
United Kingdom (GB)
12
9
15
186 - 200
686 - 700
Greece (GR)
4
3
6
201 - 206
701 - 706
Hungary (HU)
4
3
6
207 - 212
707 - 712
Iceland (IS)
4
3
6
213 - 218
713 - 718
Italy (IT)
12
9
15
219 - 233
719 - 733
Kyrgyzstan (KG)
4**
3
6
234 - 239
734 - 739
Norway (NO)
7
5
9
240 - 248
740 - 748
Poland (PL)
6
4
8
249 - 256
749 - 756
Portugal (PT)
2
1
4
257 - 260
757 - 760
Romania (RO)
6
4
8
261 - 268
761 - 768
Slovak Republic (SK)
4
3
6
269 - 274
769 - 774
Czech Republic (CZ)
4
3
6
275 - 280
775 - 780
Turkey (TR)
12
9
15
281 - 295
781 - 795
Ukraine (UA)
12
9
15
296 - 310
796 - 810
Sweden (SE)
7
5
9
311 - 319
811 - 819
Finland (FL)
5***
3
7
320 -326
820 - 826
acceding State
 
 
 
 
 
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** sample only - quota(s) not yet allocated
*** requested quota allocations

(Effective as of 18 February 2002
(Effective date will be amended, as per paragraph 6, with each additional allocation)


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