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[121 STAT. 287]
[121 STAT. 287]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 287

to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters; ‘‘(B) compile the planning, reporting, application, and other requirements and guidance for the grant programs described in subparagraph (A); ‘‘(C) develop recommendations, as appropriate, to— ‘‘(i) eliminate redundant and duplicative requirements for State, local, and tribal governments, including onerous application and ongoing reporting requirements; ‘‘(ii) ensure accountability of the programs to the intended purposes of such programs; ‘‘(iii) coordinate allocation of grant funds to avoid duplicative or inconsistent purchases by the recipients; ‘‘(iv) make the programs more accessible and user friendly to applicants; and ‘‘(v) ensure the programs are coordinated to enhance the overall preparedness of the Nation; ‘‘(D) submit the information and recommendations under subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) to the appropriate committees of Congress; and ‘‘(E) provide the appropriate committees of Congress, the Comptroller General, and any officer or employee of the Government Accountability Office with full access to any information collected or reviewed in preparing the submission under subparagraph (D). ‘‘(2) SCOPE OF TASK.—Nothing in this subsection shall authorize the elimination, or the alteration of the purposes, as delineated by statute, regulation, or guidance, of any grant program that exists on the date of the enactment of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, nor authorize the review or preparation of proposals on the elimination, or the alteration of such purposes, of any such grant program. ‘‘(d) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that, in order to ensure that the Nation is most effectively able to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters— ‘‘(1) the Department should administer a coherent and coordinated system of both terrorism-focused and all-hazards grants; ‘‘(2) there should be a continuing and appropriate balance between funding for terrorism-focused and all-hazards preparedness, as reflected in the authorizations of appropriations for grants under the amendments made by titles I and II, as applicable, of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007; and ‘‘(3) with respect to terrorism-focused grants, it is necessary to ensure both that the target capabilities of the highest risk areas are achieved quickly and that basic levels of preparedness, as measured by the attainment of target capabilities, are achieved nationwide. ‘‘SEC. 2022. ACCOUNTABILITY.

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