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[121 STAT. 371]
[121 STAT. 371]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 371

(B) whether the separate classifications and methods of certification for small business concerns are likely to help to ensure that such measures are not overly burdensome and are adequate to meet the voluntary preparedness standard or standards adopted by the program under section 524(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by subsection (a); and (2) the status, as of the date of that report, of the implementation of that subsection. (c) DEADLINE FOR DESIGNATION OF OFFICER.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall designate the officer as described in section 524 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by subsection (a), by not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (d) DEFINITION.—Section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(18) The term ‘voluntary preparedness standards’ means a common set of criteria for preparedness, disaster management, emergency management, and business continuity programs, such as the American National Standards Institute’s National Fire Protection Association Standard on Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs (ANSI/NFPA 1600).’’. (e) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.—The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is further amended by adding at the end the following:

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‘‘Sec. 523. Guidance and recommendations. ‘‘Sec. 524. Voluntary private sector preparedness accreditation and certification program.’’.

(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section and the amendments made by this section. SEC. 902. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 102(f) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 112(f)) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (8) through (10) as paragraphs (9) through (11), respectively; and (2) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following: ‘‘(8) providing information to the private sector regarding voluntary preparedness standards and the business justification for preparedness and promoting to the private sector the adoption of voluntary preparedness standards;’’. (b) PRIVATE SECTOR ADVISORY COUNCILS.—Section 102(f)(4) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 112(f)(4)) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘‘and’’ at the end; (2) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘‘and’’ after the semicolon at the end; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(C) advise the Secretary on private sector preparedness issues, including effective methods for— ‘‘(i) promoting voluntary preparedness standards to the private sector; and ‘‘(ii) assisting the private sector in adopting voluntary preparedness standards;’’.

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