1996 Congress and Special Weapons
Nuclear, Chemical, Biological and Missile


Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction
Act of 1996

Public Law: 104-201 (09/23/96)

TITLE XIV--DEFENSE AGAINST WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Subtitle A--Domestic Preparedness

Subtitle B--Interdiction of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Related Materials

Subtitle C--Control and Disposition of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Related Materials Threatening the United States

Subtitle D--Coordination of Policy and Countermeasures Against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Subtitle E--Miscellaneous

SEC. 1401. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 1402. FINDINGS.

SEC. 1403. DEFINITIONS.

Subtitle A--Domestic Preparedness

SEC. 1411. RESPONSE TO THREATS OF TERRORIST USE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

SEC. 1412. EMERGENCY RESPONSE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

SEC. 1413. NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

SEC. 1414. CHEMICAL-BIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM.

SEC. 1415. TESTING OF PREPAREDNESS FOR EMERGENCIES INVOLVING NUCLEAR, RADIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.

development and execution of the programs required by this section, including the participation of State and local agencies in exercises carried out under the programs.

SEC. 1416. MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS INVOLVING BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

-`Sec. 382. Emergency situations involving chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction

`382. Emergency situations involving chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction.'.

`Sec. 175a. Requests for military assistance to enforce prohibition in certain emergencies

`Sec. 2332d. Requests for military assistance to enforce prohibition in certain emergencies

`2332d. Requests for military assistance to enforce prohibition in certain emergencies.'.

SEC. 1417. RAPID RESPONSE INFORMATION SYSTEM.

an emergency. The system shall include a secure but accessible emergency response hotline to access information and request assistance.

Subtitle B--Interdiction of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Related Materials

SEC. 1421. PROCUREMENT OF DETECTION EQUIPMENT UNITED STATES BORDER SECURITY.

SEC. 1422. EXTENSION OF COVERAGE OF INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY ECONOMIC POWERS ACT.

SEC. 1423. SENSE OF CONGRESS CONCERNING CRIMINAL PENALTIES.

SEC. 1424. INTERNATIONAL BORDER SECURITY.