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[121 STAT. 301]
[121 STAT. 301]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 301

‘‘(1) identify solutions to facilitate interoperable communications across national borders expeditiously; ‘‘(2) help ensure that emergency response providers can communicate with each other in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters; ‘‘(3) provide technical assistance to enable emergency response providers to deal with threats and contingencies in a variety of environments; ‘‘(4) identify appropriate joint-use equipment to ensure communications access; ‘‘(5) identify solutions to facilitate communications between emergency response providers in communities of differing population densities; and ‘‘(6) take other actions or provide equipment as the Director deems appropriate to foster interoperable emergency communications. ‘‘(d) DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall distribute funds under this section to each community participating in the demonstration project through the State, or States, in which each community is located. ‘‘(2) OTHER PARTICIPANTS.—A State shall make the funds available promptly to the local and tribal governments and emergency response providers selected by the Secretary to participate in the demonstration project. ‘‘(3) REPORT.—Not later than 90 days after a State receives funds under this subsection the State shall report to the Director on the status of the distribution of such funds to local and tribal governments. ‘‘(e) MAXIMUM PERIOD OF GRANTS.—The Director may not fund any participant under the demonstration project for more than 3 years. ‘‘(f) TRANSFER OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE.—The Director shall establish mechanisms to ensure that the information and knowledge gained by participants in the demonstration project are transferred among the participants and to other interested parties, including other communities that submitted applications to the participant in the project. ‘‘(g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is authorized to be appropriated for grants under this section such sums as may be necessary.’’. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of contents in section 1(b) of that Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1809 the following: ‘‘Sec. 1810. Border interoperability demonstration project.’’.


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(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 501 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 311) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (10) and (11) as paragraphs (12) and (13), respectively;

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