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   "(f)  National Security.-The  President may,  to  the extent  such

action  is consistent with  the Montreal  Protocol, issue  such orders

regarding  production and  use  of  CFC-114  (chlorofluorocarbon-114),

halon-1211,  halon-1301,  and halon-2402,  at  any  specified site  or

facility or  on any vessel as may be necessary to protect the national

security  interests of the United  States if the  President finds that

adequate substitutes are not available and that the production and use

of  such substance  are necessary  to  protect such  national security

interest. Such  orders may  include, where  necessary to protect  such

interests, an exemption from  any prohibition or requirement contained

in this title. The  President shall notify the Congress within 30 days

of the  issuance of an  order under  this paragraph providing  for any

such  exemption. Such  notification shall  include a statement  of the

reasons for the  granting of  the exemption. An  exemption under  this

paragraph shall  be for a  specified period which  may not exceed  one

year. Additional exemptions may be granted, each upon  the President's

issuance of a  new order  under this paragraph.  Each such  additional

exemption shall be  for a specified  period which  may not exceed  one

year.  No exemption shall be granted  under this paragraph due to lack

of  appropriation   unless  the  President  shall   have  specifically

requested  such appropriation as a  part of the  budgetary process and

the  Congress  shall  have failed  to  make  available  such requested


   "(g)    Fire    Suppression    and    Explosion    Prevention.-(1)

Notwithstanding the production phase-out  set forth in subsection (a),

the Administrator,  after notice  and opportunity for  public comment,

may,  to  the  extent such  action  is  consistent  with the  Montreal

Protocol,   authorize  the   production  of   limited   quantities  of

halon-1211,  halon-1301,  and  halon-2402  in  excess  of  the  amount

otherwise  permitted pursuant  to  the schedule  under subsection  (a)

solely for purposes of fire suppression or explosion prevention if the

Administrator, in  consultation with  the Administrator of  the United

States  Fire Administration,  determines  that no  safe and  effective

substitute has been developed and that such authorization is necessary

for   fire   suppression   or  explosion   prevention   purposes.  The

Administrator shall not authorize  production under this paragraph for

purposes of fire safety or explosion prevention training or testing of

fire suppression or explosion prevention equipment. In  no event shall

the Administrator grant an exception under this paragraph that permits

production after December 31, 1999.

   "(2) The Administrator  shall periodically monitor and  assess the

status of efforts to obtain substitutes for the substances referred to

in  paragraph  (1)  for  purposes  of  fire  suppression or  explosion

prevention  and the probability of such substitutes being available by

December  31, 1999.  The Administrator,  as part  of  such assessment,

shall consider  any relevant  assessments under the  Montreal Protocol

and the  actions of the Parties pursuant to Article 2B of the Montreal

Protocol  in identifying essential uses  and in permitting  a level of

production or consumption that  is necessary to satisfy such  uses for

which no adequate alternatives are  available after December 31, 1999.

The  Administrator  shall  report  to  Congress the  results  of  such

assessment in 1994 and again in 1998.

   "(3) Notwithstanding  the termination of  production set forth  in

subsection (b),  the Administrator,  after notice and  opportunity for

public  comment,  may, to  the  extent  consistent with  the  Montreal

Protocol,   authorize  the   production  of   limited   quantities  of

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