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[121 STAT. 438]
[121 STAT. 438]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 438

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

notification, submit a modified plan for the Secretary of Transportation’s review. (3) APPROVAL OF PLAN.—Within 15 days after receiving additional information on items previously included in the plan, and within 45 days after receiving items newly included in a modified plan, the Secretary of Transportation shall either approve the modified plan, or if the Secretary of Transportation finds the plan is still incomplete or deficient, the Secretary of Transportation shall— (A) identify in writing to the appropriate congressional committees the portions of the plan the Secretary finds incomplete or deficient; (B) approve all other portions of the plan; (C) obligate the funds associated with those portions; and (D) execute an agreement with Amtrak within 15 days thereafter on a process for resolving the remaining portions of the plan. (f) FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION FROM OTHER TUNNEL USERS.— The Secretary of Transportation, taking into account the need for the timely completion of all portions of the tunnel projects described in subsection (a), shall— (1) consider the extent to which railroad carriers other than Amtrak use or plan to use the tunnels; (2) consider the feasibility of seeking a financial contribution from those other railroad carriers toward the costs of the projects; and (3) obtain financial contributions or commitments from such other railroad carriers at levels reflecting the extent of their use or planned use of the tunnels, if feasible. 6 USC 1166.


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(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall establish a program for conducting security exercises for railroad carriers for the purpose of assessing and improving the capabilities of entities described in subsection (b) to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, 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) railroad carriers; (3) governmental and nongovernmental emergency response providers, law enforcement agencies, and railroad and transit police, as appropriate; and (4) any other organization or entity that the Secretary determines appropriate. (c) REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall ensure that the program— (1) consolidates existing security exercises for railroad carriers administered by the Department and the Department of Transportation, as jointly determined by the Secretary and the Secretary of Transportation, unless the Secretary waives this consolidation requirement as appropriate; (2) consists of exercises that are—

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