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[121 STAT. 282]
[121 STAT. 282]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 282

Department of Justice, the National Institute of Justice, law enforcement organizations, and other appropriate entities to support the development, promulgation, and updating, as necessary, of national voluntary consensus standards for training and personal protective equipment to be used in a tactical environment by law enforcement officers; and ‘‘(F) conduct, jointly with the Administrator, a study to determine the efficacy and feasibility of establishing specialized law enforcement deployment teams to assist State, local, and tribal governments in responding to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters and report on the results of that study to the appropriate committees of Congress. ‘‘(5) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to diminish, supercede, or replace the responsibilities, authorities, or role of the Administrator.

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‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—In allocating funds among States and highrisk urban areas applying for grants under section 2003 or 2004, the Administrator shall consider, for each State or high-risk urban area— ‘‘(1) its relative threat, vulnerability, and consequences from acts of terrorism, including consideration of— ‘‘(A) its population, including appropriate consideration of military, tourist, and commuter populations; ‘‘(B) its population density; ‘‘(C) its history of threats, including whether it has been the target of a prior act of terrorism; ‘‘(D) its degree of threat, vulnerability, and consequences related to critical infrastructure (for all critical infrastructure sectors) or key resources identified by the Administrator or the State homeland security plan, including threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences related to critical infrastructure or key resources in nearby jurisdictions; ‘‘(E) the most current threat assessments available to the Department; ‘‘(F) whether the State has, or the high-risk urban area is located at or near, an international border; ‘‘(G) whether it has a coastline bordering an ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico) or international waters; ‘‘(H) its likely need to respond to acts of terrorism occurring in nearby jurisdictions; ‘‘(I) the extent to which it has unmet target capabilities; ‘‘(J) in the case of a high-risk urban area, the extent to which that high-risk urban area includes— ‘‘(i) those incorporated municipalities, counties, parishes, and Indian tribes within the relevant eligible metropolitan area, the inclusion of which will enhance regional efforts to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism; and ‘‘(ii) other local and tribal governments in the surrounding area that are likely to be called upon to respond to acts of terrorism within the high-risk urban area; and

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