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[121 STAT. 435]
[121 STAT. 435]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 435

(3) award the funds authorized by this section based on risk, as identified by the plans required under sections 1511 and 1512, or assessment or plan described in subsection (a)(5); (4) take into account whether stations or facilities are used by commuter railroad passengers as well as intercity railroad passengers in reviewing grant applications; (5) encourage non-Federal financial participation in projects funded by grants; and (6) not later than 5 business days after awarding a grant to Amtrak under this section, transfer grant funds to the Secretary of Transportation to be disbursed to Amtrak. (d) MULTIYEAR AWARDS.—Grant funds awarded under this section may be awarded for projects that span multiple years. (e) LIMITATION ON USES OF FUNDS.—A grant made under this section may not be used to make any State or local government cost-sharing contribution under any other Federal law. (f) ANNUAL REPORTS.—Each recipient of a grant under this section shall report annually to the Secretary on the use of grant funds. (g) NON-FEDERAL MATCH STUDY.—Not later than 240 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall provide a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the feasibility and appropriateness of requiring a non-Federal match for grants awarded to freight railroad carriers and other private entities under this section. (h) SUBJECT TO CERTAIN STANDARDS.—A recipient of a grant under this section and sections 1514 and 1515 shall be required to comply with the standards of section 24312 of title 49, United States Code, as in effect on January 1, 2007, with respect to the project in the same manner as Amtrak is required to comply with such standards for construction work financed under an agreement made under section 24308(a) of that title. (i) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Out of funds appropriated pursuant to section 114(w) of title 49, United States Code, as amended by section 1503 of this title, there shall be made available to the Secretary to carry out this section— (A) $300,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; (B) $300,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; (C) $300,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (D) $300,000,000 for fiscal year 2011. (2) PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY.—Sums appropriated to carry out this section shall remain available until expended. SEC. 1514. SYSTEMWIDE AMTRAK SECURITY UPGRADES.

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(a) IN GENERAL.— (1) GRANTS.—Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, is authorized to make grants to Amtrak in accordance with the provisions of this section. (2) GENERAL PURPOSES.—The Secretary may make such grants for the purposes of— (A) protecting underwater and underground assets and systems; (B) protecting high-risk and high-consequence assets identified through systemwide risk assessments; (C) providing counterterrorism or security training;

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