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[121 STAT. 430]
[121 STAT. 430]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 430

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

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(v) communications systems and utilities needed for railroad security purposes, including dispatching and notification systems; (vi) emergency response planning; (vii) employee training; and (viii) such other matters as the Secretary determines appropriate; and (D) identification of redundant and backup systems required to ensure the continued operation of critical elements of a railroad carrier’s system in the event of an attack or other incident, including disruption of commercial electric power or communications network. (2) THREAT INFORMATION.—The Secretary shall provide in a timely manner to the appropriate employees of a railroad carrier, as designated by the railroad carrier, threat information that is relevant to the carrier when preparing and submitting a vulnerability assessment and security plan, including an assessment of the most likely methods that could be used by terrorists to exploit weaknesses in railroad security. (e) SECURITY PLANS.— (1) REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall provide technical assistance and guidance to railroad carriers in preparing and implementing security plans under this section, and shall require that each security plan of a railroad carrier assigned to a high-risk tier under this section include, as applicable— (A) identification of a security coordinator having authority— (i) to implement security actions under the plan; (ii) to coordinate security improvements; and (iii) to receive immediate communications from appropriate Federal officials regarding railroad security; (B) a list of needed capital and operational improvements; (C) procedures to be implemented or used by the railroad carrier in response to a terrorist attack, including evacuation and passenger communication plans that include individuals with disabilities as appropriate; (D) identification of steps taken with State and local law enforcement agencies, emergency responders, and Federal officials to coordinate security measures and plans for response to a terrorist attack; (E) a strategy and timeline for conducting training under section 1517; (F) enhanced security measures to be taken by the railroad carrier when the Secretary declares a period of heightened security risk; (G) plans for providing redundant and backup systems required to ensure the continued operation of critical elements of the railroad carrier’s system in the event of a terrorist attack or other incident; (H) a strategy for implementing enhanced security for shipments of security-sensitive materials, including plans for quickly locating and securing such shipments in the event of a terrorist attack or security incident; and

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