PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
121 STAT. 461
owners and operators on remedial action to be taken in response to lessons learned; (4) allows for proper advanced notification of communities and local governments in which exercises are held, as appropriate; and (5) assists State, local, and tribal governments and overthe-road bus operators and terminal owners and operators in designing, implementing, and evaluating additional exercises that conform to the requirements of paragraph (2). (d) NATIONAL EXERCISE PROGRAM.—The Secretary shall ensure that the exercise program developed under subsection (c) is consistent with the National Exercise Program established under section 648 of the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (Public Law 109–295; 6 U.S.C. 748).
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6 USC 1184.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop and issue regulations for an over-the-road bus training program to prepare overthe-road bus frontline employees for potential security threats and conditions. The regulations shall take into consideration any current security training requirements or best practices. (b) CONSULTATION.—The Secretary shall develop regulations under subsection (a) in consultation with— (1) appropriate law enforcement, fire service, emergency response, security, and terrorism experts; (2) operators providing over-the-road bus transportation; and (3) nonprofit employee labor organizations representing over-the-road bus employees and emergency response personnel. (c) PROGRAM ELEMENTS.—The regulations developed under subsection (a) shall require security training programs, to include, at a minimum, elements to address the following, as applicable: (1) Determination of the seriousness of any occurrence or threat. (2) Driver and passenger communication and coordination. (3) Appropriate responses to defend or protect oneself. (4) Use of personal and other protective equipment. (5) Evacuation procedures for passengers and over-the-road bus employees, including individuals with disabilities and the elderly. (6) Psychology, behavior, and methods of terrorists, including observation and analysis. (7) Training related to psychological responses to terrorist incidents, including the ability to cope with hijacker behavior and passenger responses. (8) Live situational training exercises regarding various threat conditions, including tunnel evacuation procedures. (9) Recognition and reporting of dangerous substances, suspicious packages, and situations. (10) Understanding security incident procedures, including procedures for communicating with emergency response providers and for on-scene interaction with such emergency response providers. (11) Operation and maintenance of security equipment and systems. dkrause on GSDDPC44 with PUBLAW
SEC. 1534. OVER-THE-ROAD BUS SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM.
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