- 1956 - 1974 (Creation)
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The AC/120 chronological series contains the records of the Central Europe Pipeline Policy Committee.The CEPPC began its work in December 1956. It was made up of representatives from the eight NATO nations which were using the Central Europe System, i.e. Belgium, Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Representatives from SHAPE also attended the meetings. At the start of its first meeting on 17 December 1956, the Committee elected an interim president, Mr. A.L.M. Cary (UK Representative).As provided for in C-M(56)129 (as approved by the Council on 19 December 1956 (C-R(56)77)), the Committee was tasked with acting in close cooperation with the Central Europe Pipeline Office on all matters related to the operation and maintenance of the Central Europe Pipeline System and, in particular, it was required to define and allocate financial and economic liability. Its prior approval was necessary for all decisions by the Central Europe Pipeline Office, the Central Europe Operating Agency, and the national agencies and divisions with respect to the allocation of common funding. In addition, the Committee was tasked with formulating and recommending solutions to all conflicts of a financial or economic nature dealing with the operation and maintenance of the Central Europe system. It appointed its own Chairman, and met only as required.The NATO Pipeline Committee operated under the same name until late 1997(1). It was subsequently replaced by the new "CEPMO Board of Directors" (2).
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The records in the AC/120 series deal with issues pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the Central Europe Pipeline System. In it can be found the charter of the Central Europe Pipeline Office (CEPO) and the Central Europe Operating Agency (CEOA), the terms and conditions of employment and the status of personnel in the national pipeline offices and divisions, information on linefills, budgetary issues and transportation cost-related studies.
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The records in the AC/120 series are assembled by type - Note (N), Working Paper (WP), Document (D) and Record (R) - and then by number.
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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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The records in the chronological series were usually circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French). It would appear that all records have not been kept in both languages.
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(1) The description of this series covers the period up to 1997, when this committee stopped working, but for the moment only documents from up till 1974n are being released to the public.
(2) The last meeting was held on 8-9 December 1997.