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[121 STAT. 365]
[121 STAT. 365]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 365

‘‘SEC. 523. GUIDANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

6 USC 321l.

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Consistent with their responsibilities and authorities under law, as of the day before the date of the enactment of this section, the Administrator and the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in consultation with the private sector, may develop guidance or recommendations and identify best practices to assist or foster action by the private sector in— ‘‘(1) identifying potential hazards and assessing risks and impacts; ‘‘(2) mitigating the impact of a wide variety of hazards, including weapons of mass destruction; ‘‘(3) managing necessary emergency preparedness and response resources; ‘‘(4) developing mutual aid agreements; ‘‘(5) developing and maintaining emergency preparedness and response plans, and associated operational procedures; ‘‘(6) developing and conducting training and exercises to support and evaluate emergency preparedness and response plans and operational procedures; ‘‘(7) developing and conducting training programs for security guards to implement emergency preparedness and response plans and operations procedures; and ‘‘(8) developing procedures to respond to requests for information from the media or the public. ‘‘(b) ISSUANCE AND PROMOTION.—Any guidance or recommendations developed or best practices identified under subsection (a) shall be— ‘‘(1) issued through the Administrator; and ‘‘(2) promoted by the Secretary to the private sector. ‘‘(c) SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.—In developing guidance or recommendations or identifying best practices under subsection (a), the Administrator and the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection shall take into consideration small business concerns (under the meaning given that term in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632)), including any need for separate guidance or recommendations or best practices, as necessary and appropriate. ‘‘(d) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section may be construed to supersede any requirement established under any other provision of law. ‘‘SEC. 524. VOLUNTARY PRIVATE SECTOR PREPAREDNESS ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

6 USC 321m.

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‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, acting through the officer designated under paragraph (2), shall establish and implement the voluntary private sector preparedness accreditation and certification program in accordance with this section. ‘‘(2) DESIGNATION OF OFFICER.—The Secretary shall designate an officer responsible for the accreditation and certification program under this section. Such officer (hereinafter referred to in this section as the ‘designated officer’) shall be one of the following: ‘‘(A) The Administrator, based on consideration of— ‘‘(i) the expertise of the Administrator in emergency management and preparedness in the United States; and

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