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[121 STAT. 410]
[121 STAT. 410]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 410

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(3) nonprofit employee labor organizations representing public transportation employees or emergency response personnel. (c) PROGRAM ELEMENTS.—The interim final and final regulations developed under subsection (a) shall require security training programs to include, at a minimum, elements to address the following: (1) Determination of the seriousness of any occurrence or threat. (2) Crew and passenger communication and coordination. (3) Appropriate responses to defend oneself, including using nonlethal defense devices. (4) Use of personal protective devices and other protective equipment. (5) Evacuation procedures for passengers and employees, including individuals with disabilities and the elderly. (6) Training related to behavioral and psychological understanding of, and responses to, terrorist incidents, including the ability to cope with hijacker behavior, and passenger responses. (7) Live situational training exercises regarding various threat conditions, including tunnel evacuation procedures. (8) Recognition and reporting of dangerous substances and suspicious packages, persons, and situations. (9) Understanding security incident procedures, including procedures for communicating with governmental and nongovernmental emergency response providers and for on scene interaction with such emergency response providers. (10) Operation and maintenance of security equipment and systems. (11) Other security training activities that the Secretary deems appropriate. (d) REQUIRED PROGRAMS.— (1) DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION TO SECRETARY.—Not later than 90 days after a public transportation agency meets the requirements under subsection (e), each such public transportation agency shall develop a security training program in accordance with the regulations developed under subsection (a) and submit the program to the Secretary for approval. (2) APPROVAL.—Not later than 60 days after receiving a security training program proposal under this subsection, the Secretary shall approve the program or require the public transportation agency that developed the program to make any revisions to the program that the Secretary determines necessary for the program to meet the requirements of the regulations. A public transportation agency shall respond to the Secretary’s comments within 30 days after receiving them. (3) TRAINING.—Not later than 1 year after the Secretary approves a security training program proposal in accordance with this subsection, the public transportation agency that developed the program shall complete the training of all employees covered under the program. (4) UPDATES OF REGULATIONS AND PROGRAM REVISIONS.— The Secretary shall periodically review and update, as appropriate, the training regulations issued under subsection (a) to reflect new or changing security threats. Each public

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