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Route 91 Harvest Festival Mass Shooting Incident - October 1, 2017 : According to recent court filings, entities involved in litigation relating to the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting incident have cited the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. §§ 441-444 (the “SAFETY Act”). The SAFETY Act provides liability protections relating to the deployment of “qualified anti-terrorism technologies” in defense against, response to, or recovery from an “act of terrorism.” Pursuant to 6 U.S.C. § 444(2), the Secretary of Homeland Security possesses the authority to determine whether an act was an “act of terrorism” for purposes of the SAFETY Act. To date, the Secretary of Homeland Security has not made any such determination regarding the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting incident. The matter is currently under review within the Department of Homeland Security.

 
 
 
 

Number: BD-10
Issue Date: August 22, 2014
Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
Instruction: Risk Assessments Performed Using the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (“VSAT”) 6.0 :
The Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, announces the approval of a Block Designation for Risk Assessments Performed Using the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (“VSAT”) 6.0. Entities using VSAT 6.0 to conduct risk assessments of water, wastewater, or combined utilities, may apply for SAFETY Act protections using a Block Designation form. Please see the “Block Designation” list on www.safetyact.gov for additional information, as well as the specific instructions for this Block Designation.
  BD-10 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-10SAFETY Act Block Instructions


Number: BD-11
Issue Date: September 11, 2014
Expiration Date: October 31, 2019
Instruction: Tier 3 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Services :
The Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, announces the approval of a Block Designation for Tier 3 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”) Services. Entities participating in the CBP C-TPAT program at a Tier 3 level may apply for SAFETY Act protections using a Block Designation form. Please see the “Block Designation” list on www.safetyact.gov for additional information, as well as the specific instructions for this Block Designation.
  BD-11 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-11SAFETY Act Block Instructions


Number: BD-12
Issue Date: June 24, 2015
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
Instruction: TSA Screening Partnership Program Participants :
The Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, announces the approval of a Renewal of Block Designation for technologies participating in the Transportation Security Administration’s Screening Partnership Program (“SPP”). Participants approved to provide SPP screening services may apply for SAFETY Act protections using a Block Designation form. Please see the “Block Designations” list on www.safetyact.gov for additional information, as well as the specific instructions for this Block Designation.
  BD-12 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-12SAFETY Act Block Instructions


Number: BD-13
Issue Date: July 30, 2016
Expiration Date: July 31, 2021
Instruction: Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) :
Department of Homeland Security's, Science and Technology Directorate has approved the renewal of the Block Designation for Certified Cargo Screening Facilities ("CCSF's"). Operators of facilities certified under the Transportation Security Administration's Certified Cargo Screening Program may apply for SAFETY Act via this Block Designation. Please note that coverage under this Block Designation is available only to Applicant's that own and operate a CCSF. For more information on the scope of coverage and instructions for filing, please see the documents below (BD-13 SAFETY Act Block Notice and BD-13 SAFETY Act Block Instructions).
  BD-13 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-13SAFETY Act Block Instructions


Number: BD-9
Issue Date: August 02, 2014
Expiration Date: August 31, 2019
Instruction: N/A :
The Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, announces the approval of a Block Designation for technologies relating to In-Device Delay (“IDD”) Kits and Associated Service under the Department of Energy (“DOE”) National Nuclear Security Administration (“NNSA”) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (“GTRI”) Nuclear and Radiological Material Protection Program. Participants meeting the Program’s established performance standards for the In-Device Delay Kits and Associated Services may apply for SAFETY Act protections using a Block Designation form. Please see the “Block Designation” list on www.safetyact.gov for additional information, as well as the specific instructions for this Block Designation.
  BD-9 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-9SAFETY Act Block Instructions

 
 


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