PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
121 STAT. 429
1503 of this title, there shall be made available to the Secretary to carry out this section $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008.
VerDate Aug 31 2005
6 USC 1162.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue regulations that— (1) require each railroad carrier assigned to a high-risk tier under this section to— (A) conduct a vulnerability assessment in accordance with subsections (c) and (d); and (B) to prepare, submit to the Secretary for approval, and implement a security plan in accordance with this section that addresses security performance requirements; and (2) establish standards and guidelines, based on and consistent with the risk assessment and National Strategy for Railroad Transportation Security developed under section 1511, for developing and implementing the vulnerability assessments and security plans for railroad carriers assigned to high-risk tiers. (b) NON HIGH-RISK PROGRAMS.—The Secretary may establish a security program for railroad carriers not assigned to a highrisk tier, including— (1) guidance for such carriers in conducting vulnerability assessments and preparing and implementing security plans, as determined appropriate by the Secretary; and (2) a process to review and approve such assessments and plans, as appropriate. (c) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION.—Not later than 9 months after the date of issuance of the regulations under subsection (a), the vulnerability assessments and security plans required by such regulations for railroad carriers assigned to a high-risk tier shall be completed and submitted to the Secretary for review and approval. (d) VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS.— (1) REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall provide technical assistance and guidance to railroad carriers in conducting vulnerability assessments under this section and shall require that each vulnerability assessment of a railroad carrier assigned to a high-risk tier under this section, include, as applicable— (A) identification and evaluation of critical railroad carrier assets and infrastructure, including platforms, stations, intermodal terminals, tunnels, bridges, switching and storage areas, and information systems as appropriate; (B) identification of the vulnerabilities to those assets and infrastructure; (C) identification of strengths and weaknesses in— (i) physical security; (ii) passenger and cargo security, including the security of security-sensitive materials being transported by railroad or stored on railroad property; (iii) programmable electronic devices, computers, or other automated systems which are used in providing the transportation; (iv) alarms, cameras, and other protection systems; dkrause on GSDDPC44 with PUBLAW
SEC. 1512. RAILROAD CARRIER ASSESSMENTS AND PLANS.
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