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Executive 0 rders EO 13416 Executive Order 13416 of December 5, 2006 Strengthening Surface Transportation Security By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the security of the Na- tion's surface transportation systems and thereby enhance the protection of the people, property, and territory of the United States of America against terrorist attacks, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The security of our Nation's surface transportation sys- tems is a national priority, vital to our economy, and essential to the secu- rity of our Nation. Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and the public share responsibility for the security of surface trans- portation. It is the policy of the United States to protect the people, prop- erty, and territory of the United States by facilitating the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated, and efficient security program to protect surface transportation systems within and adiacent to the United States against terrorist attacks. Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order: (a) "agencies" means those executive departments enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 101, independent establishments as defined by 5 U.S.C. 104(1), government corporations as defined by 5 U.S.C. 103(1), and the United States Postal Service; (b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Home]and Security; (c) "security guideline" means any security-related guidance that the Sec- retary recommends, for implementation on a voluntary basis, to enhance the security of surface transportation; (d) "security requirement" means any "regulatory action" as defined in sec- tion 3 of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, as amended (Regu- latory Planning and Review), including security directives when appro- priate, to implement measures to enhance the security of surface transpor- tation; (e) "surface transportation modes" means mass transit, commuter and long- distance passenger rail freight rail commercial vehicles (including inter- city buses), and pipdines, and related infrastructure (including roads and highways), that are within the territory of the United States, but does not include electric grids; and (f) "surface transportation" means any conveyance of people, goods, or commodities using one or more surface transportation modes. Sec. 3. Functions of the Secretmy of Homeland Security. The Secretary is the principal Federal official responsible for infrastructure protection ac- tivities for surface transportation. To implement the policy set forth in sec- tion 1 of this order, the Secretary shall, consistent with the National Infra- structure Protection Plan (NIPP), in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation, and in consultation with the heads of other relevant agen- cies: (a) assess the security of each surface transportation mode and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of current Federal Government surface trans- portation security initiatives; 251