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[121 STAT. 455]
[121 STAT. 455]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 455

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(viii) such other matters as the Secretary determines appropriate. (2) THREAT INFORMATION.—The Secretary shall provide in a timely manner to the appropriate employees of an overthe-road bus operator, as designated by the over-the-road bus operator, threat information that is relevant to the operator 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 over-the-road bus security. (e) SECURITY PLANS.— (1) REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall provide technical assistance and guidance to over-the-road bus operators in preparing and implementing security plans under this section and shall require that each security plan of an over-the-road bus operator assigned to a high-risk tier under this section includes, as appropriate— (A) the identification of a security coordinator having authority— (i) to implement security actions under the plan; (ii) to coordinate security improvements; and (iii) to receive communications from appropriate Federal officials regarding over-the-road bus security; (B) a list of needed capital and operational improvements; (C) procedures to be implemented or used by the overthe-road bus operator in response to a terrorist attack, including evacuation and passenger communication plans that include individuals with disabilities, as appropriate; (D) the 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 1534; (F) enhanced security measures to be taken by the over-the-road bus operator 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 over-the-road bus operator’s system in the event of a terrorist attack or other incident; and (H) such other actions or procedures as the Secretary determines are appropriate to address the security of overthe-road bus operators. (2) SECURITY COORDINATOR REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall require that the individual serving as the security coordinator identified in paragraph (1)(A) is a citizen of the United States. The Secretary may waive this requirement with respect to an individual if the Secretary determines that it is appropriate to do so based on a background check of the individual and a review of the consolidated terrorist watchlist. (f) DEADLINE FOR REVIEW PROCESS.—Not later than 6 months after receiving the assessments and plans required under this section, the Secretary shall— (1) review each vulnerability assessment and security plan submitted to the Secretary in accordance with subsection (c);

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