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[121 STAT. 403]
[121 STAT. 403]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 403

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agencies, as determined by the Secretary, will have a completed security assessment. (3) CONTENT.—The Secretary shall ensure that each completed security assessment includes— (A) identification of critical assets, infrastructure, and systems and their vulnerabilities; and (B) identification of any other security weaknesses, including weaknesses in emergency response planning and employee training. (b) BUS AND RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall— (1) conduct security assessments, based on a representative sample, to determine the specific needs of— (A) local bus-only public transportation systems; and (B) public transportation systems that receive funds under section 5311 of title 49, United States Code; and (2) make the representative assessments available for use by similarly situated systems. (c) SECURITY PLANS.— (1) REQUIREMENT FOR PLAN.— (A) HIGH RISK AGENCIES.—The Secretary shall require public transportation agencies determined by the Secretary to be at high risk for terrorism to develop a comprehensive security plan. The Secretary shall provide technical assistance and guidance to public transportation agencies in preparing and implementing security plans under this section. (B) OTHER AGENCIES.—Provided that no public transportation agency that has not been designated high risk shall be required to develop a security plan, the Secretary may also establish a security program for public transportation agencies not designated high risk by the Secretary, to assist those public transportation agencies which request assistance, including— (i) guidance to assist such agencies in conducting security assessments and preparing and implementing security plans; and (ii) a process for the Secretary to review and approve such assessments and plans, as appropriate. (2) CONTENTS OF PLAN.—The Secretary shall ensure that security plans include, as appropriate— (A) a prioritized list of all items included in the public transportation agency’s security assessment that have not yet been addressed; (B) a detailed list of any additional capital and operational improvements identified by the Department or the public transportation agency and a certification of the public transportation agency’s technical capacity for operating and maintaining any security equipment that may be identified in such list; (C) specific procedures to be implemented or used by the public transportation agency in response to a terrorist attack, including evacuation and passenger communication plans and appropriate evacuation and communication measures for the elderly and individuals with disabilities;

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