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[121 STAT. 408]
[121 STAT. 408]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 408

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

shall notify simultaneously, the appropriate congressional committees of the intent to award such grant. (l) RETURN OF MISSPENT GRANT FUNDS.—The Secretary shall establish a process to require the return of any misspent grant funds received under this section determined to have been spent for a purpose other than those specified in the grant award. (m) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— (1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to make grants under this section— (A) such sums as are necessary for fiscal year 2007; (B) $650,000,000 for fiscal year 2008, except that not more than 50 percent of such funds may be used for operational costs under subsection (b)(2); (C) $750,000,000 for fiscal year 2009, except that not more than 30 percent of such funds may be used for operational costs under subsection (b)(2); (D) $900,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, except that not more than 20 percent of such funds may be used for operational costs under subsection (b)(2); and (E) $1,100,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, except that not more than 10 percent of such funds may be used for operational costs under subsection (b)(2). (2) PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY.—Sums appropriated to carry out this section shall remain available until expended. (3) WAIVER.—The Secretary may waive the limitation on operational costs specified in subparagraphs (B) through (E) of paragraph (1) if the Secretary determines that such a waiver is required in the interest of national security, and if the Secretary provides a written justification to the appropriate congressional committees prior to any such action. (4) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Funds provided for fiscal year 2007 transit security grants under Public Law 110–28 shall be allocated based on security assessments that are in existence as of the date of enactment of this Act. 6 USC 1136.

SEC. 1407. SECURITY EXERCISES.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall establish a program for conducting security exercises for public transportation agencies for the purpose of assessing and improving the capabilities of entities described in subsection (b) to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. (b) COVERED ENTITIES.—Entities to be assessed under the program shall include— (1) Federal, State, and local agencies and tribal governments; (2) public transportation agencies; (3) governmental and nongovernmental emergency response providers and law enforcement personnel, including transit police; and (4) any other organization or entity that the Secretary determines appropriate. (c) REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall ensure that the program— (1) requires, for public transportation agencies which the Secretary deems appropriate, exercises to be conducted that are—

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