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PUBLIC LAW 107-71—NOV. 19, 2001 115 STAT. 617 provision of law, those standards shall require, at a minimum, an individual— "(i) to have a satisfactory or better score on a Federal security screening personnel selection examination; "(ii) to be a citizen of the United States; "(iii) to meet, at a minimum, the requirements set forth in subsection (f); "(iv) to meet such other qualifications as the Under Secretary may establish; and "(v) to have the ability to demonstrate daily a fitness for duty without any impairment due to illegal drugs, sleep deprivation, medication, or alcohol. "(B) BACKGROUND CHECKS.— The Under Secretary shall require that an individual to be hired as a security screener undergo an employment investigation (including a criminal history record check) under section 44936(a)(1). "(C) DISQUALIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO PRESENT NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS.—The Under Secretary, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, shall establish procedures, in addition to any background check conducted under section 44936, to ensure that no individual who presents a threat to national security is employed as a security screener. "(3) EXAMINATION; REVIEW OF EXISTING RULES.— The Under Secretary shall develop a security screening personnel examination for use in determining the qualification of individuals seeking employment as security screening personnel. The Under Secretary shall also review, and revise as necessary, any standard, rule, or regulation governing the emplo3mrient of individuals as security screening personnel. " (f) EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS FOR SCREENING PERSONNEL. — "(1) SCREENER REQUIREMENTS. —Notwithstanding any provision of law, an individual may not be deployed as a security screener unless that individual meets the following requirements: "(A) The individual shall possess a high school diploma, a general equivalency diploma, or experience that the Under Secretary has determined to be sufficient for the individual to perform the duties of the position. "(B) The individual shall possess basic aptitudes and physical abilities, including color perception, visual and aural acuity, physical coordination, and motor skills, to the following standards: "(i) Screeners operating screening equipment shall be able to distinguish on the screening equipment monitor the appropriate imaging standard specified by the Under Secretary. "(ii) Screeners operating any screening equipment shall be able to distinguish each color displayed on every type of screening equipment and explain what each color signifies. "(iii) Screeners shall be able to hear and respond to the spoken voice and to audible alarms generated by screening equipment in an active checkpoint environment.