121 STAT. 454
PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
Subtitle C—Over-the-Road Bus and Trucking Security
VerDate Aug 31 2005
SEC. 1531. OVER-THE-ROAD BUS SECURITY ASSESSMENTS AND PLANS.
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6 USC 1181.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue regulations that— (1) require each over-the-road bus operator assigned to a high-risk tier under this section— (A) to 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 subsection (e); and (2) establish standards and guidelines for developing and implementing the vulnerability assessments and security plans for carriers assigned to high-risk tiers consistent with this section. (b) NON HIGH-RISK PROGRAMS.—The Secretary may establish a security program for over-the-road bus operators not assigned to a high-risk tier, including— (1) guidance for such operators 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 over-the-road bus operators 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 over-the-road bus operators in conducting vulnerability assessments under this section and shall require that each vulnerability assessment of an operator assigned to a high-risk tier under this section includes, as appropriate— (A) identification and evaluation of critical assets and infrastructure, including platforms, stations, terminals, and information systems; (B) identification of the vulnerabilities to those assets and infrastructure; and (C) identification of weaknesses in— (i) physical security; (ii) passenger and cargo security; (iii) the security of programmable electronic devices, computers, or other automated systems which are used in providing over-the-road bus transportation; (iv) alarms, cameras, and other protection systems; (v) communications systems and utilities needed for over-the-road bus security purposes, including dispatching systems; (vi) emergency response planning; (vii) employee training; and
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