Decision No. 13/15: Revision One of Decision No. 2/15 on the Distribution of Active Quotas for Observation Flights in the Year 2015

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
June 22, 2015

   

OSCC.DEC/13/15
22 June 2015
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Open Skies Consultative Commission
3rd Meeting of the 67th Session
OSCC(67) Journal No. 221, Agenda item 3(d)

DECISION No. 13/15
REVISION ONE OF DECISION No. 2/15 ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF ACTIVE QUOTAS FOR OBSERVATION FLIGHTS IN THE YEAR 2015

In accordance with Article III, Section I, paragraphs 5, 7 and 10; Annex A, Section II, paragraph 2; and Annex L, Section II, of the Treaty on Open Skies and OSCC Decision No. 12/04, the Open Skies Consultative Commission has decided on the following distribution of active quotas for observation flights for the year 2015:

The Federal Republic of Germany[1] shall have the right to conduct:

– Six (6) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the French Republic*, one (1) shared with the United States of America*, one (1) shared with the Republic of Latvia, one (1) shared with Romania, one (1) shared with the Hellenic Republic and the Italian Republic*, and one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Sweden* and Ukraine,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of Ukraine, of which one (1) shared with the French Republic, and one (1) shared with Romania*,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Georgia, shared with the Republic of Turkey*, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared with Hungary*, the French Republic and the Republic of Croatia;

The United States of America shall have the right to conduct:

– Sixteen (16) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which two (2) shared with the Republic of Turkey*, one (1) shared with Canada*, one (1) shared with the Czech Republic, one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Denmark, one (1) shared with the Republic of Estonia, one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany, one (1) shared with the Italian Republic, one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Norway*, one (1) shared with Romania*, one (1) shared with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, one (1) shared with Ukraine, and one (1) shared with the French Republic* and Ukraine, and

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of Ukraine, of which one (1) shared with Canada*;

The Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties shall have the right to conduct:

– Six (6) observation flights over the territory of the United States of America,

– Three (3) observation flights over the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany,

– Three (3) observation flights over the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the French Republic,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Hellenic Republic,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Italian Republic,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Poland,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of Romania,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Kingdom of Spain,

– Two (2) observation flights over the Republic of Turkey,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Benelux group of States Parties,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Canada,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Croatia,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Estonia,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Finland,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Hungary,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Latvia,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Lithuania,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Kingdom of Norway,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Portuguese Republic,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Slovak Republic,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Slovenia,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Czech Republic, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Kingdom of Sweden;

Bosnia and Herzegovina shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Republic of Turkey*;

Canada shall have the right to conduct:

– Five (5) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with Hungary*, one (1) shared with the United States of America, one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Norway, one (1) shared with Ukraine*, and one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Spain*;

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Georgia, shared with the French Republic* and the Italian Republic, and

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of Ukraine, of which one (1) shared with the Republic of Turkey*, and one (1) shared with the United States of America;

The Republic of Croatia shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared with Hungary*, the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany;

The Kingdom of Denmark shall have the right to conduct:

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the United States of America*, and one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Sweden*;

– The Republic of Estonia shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, shared with the United States of America*;

The Republic of Finland shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared with the Republic of Turkey*;

The French Republic shall have the right to conduct:

– Three (3) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany, and one (1) shared with the United States of America and Ukraine,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of Ukraine, of which one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared with Hungary*, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Germany, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Georgia, shared with Canada and the Italian Republic;

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall have the right to conduct:

– Four (4) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the United States of America*, one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Norway*, and one (1) shared with Romania;

The Hellenic Republic shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, shared with the Federal Republic of Germany and the Italian Republic*;

Hungary shall have the right to conduct:

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with Canada, and one (1) shared with the Italian Republic,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Italian Republic, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared with the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Croatia and the French Republic;

The Italian Republic shall have the right to conduct:

– Three (3) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the United States of America*, one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany and the Hellenic Republic, and one (1) shared with Hungary*,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina shared with the Republic of Slovenia,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Georgia, shared with Canada and the French Republic*, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with Hungary*;

The Republic of Latvia shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, shared with the Federal Republic of Germany*;

The Kingdom of Norway shall have the right to conduct:

– Four (4) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the United States of America, one (1) shared with Canada*, one (1) shared with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and one (1) shared with the Republic of Turkey*;

The Republic of Poland shall have the right to conduct:

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Slovak Republic;

The Portuguese Republic shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with Romania*;

Romania shall have the right to conduct:

– Three (3) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the United States of America, one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany*, and one (1) shared with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*, and

– Three (3) observation flights over the territory of Ukraine, of which one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany, and one (1) shared with the Portuguese Republic;

The Slovak Republic shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Republic of Poland*;

The Republic of Slovenia shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia Herzegovina, shared with the Italian Republic*;

The Kingdom of Spain shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Kingdom of Sweden* and the Czech Republic, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, shared with Canada;

The Kingdom of Sweden shall have the right to conduct:

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Denmark, and one (1) shared with the Federal Republic of Germany and Ukraine,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the French Republic,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Turkey, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Czech Republic and the Kingdom of Spain;

The Czech Republic shall have the right to conduct:

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, shared with the United States of America*, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Ukraine, shared with the Kingdom of Sweden* and the Kingdom of Spain;

The Republic of Turkey shall have the right to conduct:

– Four (4) observation flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which two (2) shared with the United States of America, and one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Norway,

– Two (2) observation flights over the territory of Ukraine, of which one (1) shared with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one (1) shared with Canada,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared with the Republic of Finland, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Georgia, shared with the Federal Republic of Germany;

Ukraine shall have the right to conduct:

– Six (6) flights over the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation group of States Parties, of which one (1) shared with Canada, one (1) shared with the United States of America*, one (1) shared with the Kingdom of Sweden* and the Federal Republic of Germany, and one (1) shared with the French Republic* and the United States of America,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Georgia,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of Hungary,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Poland,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Romania,

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Slovak Republic, and

– One (1) observation flight over the territory of the Republic of Turkey.

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This decision takes effect on the date of its adoption and will be issued in each of the six languages specified in the Article XIX of the Treaty on Open Skies, all texts being equally authentic.

 

 
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[1] The bolded State Party is the lead for any joint flight unless another State Party with which the bolded State Party is conducting the joint flight is marked by an asterisk (*) in which case the State Party marked with an asterisk is the lead for the joint flight.