Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers, 76853 [E5-7897]

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E5–7934 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–23333] Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of minimum random drug testing rate. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2006 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. Based upon an evaluation of the 2004 Management Information System (MIS) data collection forms submitted by marine employers, we will maintain the minimum random drug testing at 50 percent of covered crewmembers for the calendar year 2006. The purpose of setting a minimum random drug testing rate is to establish a measure of deterrence for the illegal use of controlled substances. DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. You must submit your 2005 MIS reports no later than March 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: The annual MIS report may be submitted in writing to Commandant (G–MOA), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, SW., Room 2404, Washington, DC 20593– 0001 or by electronic submission to the following Internet address: http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/moa/dapip.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Robert C. Schoening, Drug and Alcohol Program Manager, Office of Investigations and Analysis (G–MOA), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, telephone 202–267–0684. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Dockets Operations, Department of Transportation, telephone 202–366– 0402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 46 CFR 16.230, the Coast Guard requires marine employers to establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers on inspected and uninspected vessels. All marine employers are required to collect and maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, January 1 through December 31. You must submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast Guard in an annual MIS report. You may either submit your own MIS report or have a consortium or other PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76853 employer representative submit the data in a consolidated MIS report. The chemical drug testing data is essential to analyze our current approach for deterring and detecting illegal drug abuse in the maritime industry. Since 2004 MIS data indicates that the positive random testing rate is greater than one percent industry-wide (1.53 percent), the Coast Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate is set at 50 percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e). Each year we will publish a notice reporting the results of the previous calendar year’s MIS data, and the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing for the next calendar year. Dated: December 20, 2005. T.H. Gilmour, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. [FR Doc. E5–7897 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Change in Regional Partners for Southeast Alaska and the Kodiak Archipelago for the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing a change in two regional partners, one representing Southeast Alaska and the other one representing the Kodiak Archipelago, both on the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council (Co-management Council). For Southeast Alaska, the Central Council, Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council), has elected to step down, and the Co-management Council has voted to replace that partner with the Southeast Alaska InterTribal Fish and Wildlife Commission. For Kodiak, the Kodiak Area Native Association has elected to step down, and the Co-Management Council has voted to replace that partner with the Shoonaq’ Tribe of Kodiak. DATES: The decision described in this notice became effective December 2, 2005. Regional Director, Alaska Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2005-23333]


Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of minimum random drug testing rate.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2006 minimum random 
drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. Based upon an 
evaluation of the 2004 Management Information System (MIS) data 
collection forms submitted by marine employers, we will maintain the 
minimum random drug testing at 50 percent of covered crewmembers for 
the calendar year 2006. The purpose of setting a minimum random drug 
testing rate is to establish a measure of deterrence for the illegal 
use of controlled substances.

DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 
2006 through December 31, 2006. You must submit your 2005 MIS reports 
no later than March 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The annual MIS report may be submitted in writing to 
Commandant (G-MOA), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, 
SW., Room 2404, Washington, DC 20593-0001 or by electronic submission 
to the following Internet address: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/moa/
dapip.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Robert C. Schoening, Drug and Alcohol Program 
Manager, Office of Investigations and Analysis (G-MOA), U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters, telephone 202-267-0684. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Dockets 
Operations, Department of Transportation, telephone 202-366-0402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 46 CFR 16.230, the Coast Guard 
requires marine employers to establish random drug testing programs for 
covered crewmembers on inspected and uninspected vessels. All marine 
employers are required to collect and maintain a record of drug testing 
program data for each calendar year, January 1 through December 31. You 
must submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast 
Guard in an annual MIS report.
    You may either submit your own MIS report or have a consortium or 
other employer representative submit the data in a consolidated MIS 
report. The chemical drug testing data is essential to analyze our 
current approach for deterring and detecting illegal drug abuse in the 
maritime industry.
    Since 2004 MIS data indicates that the positive random testing rate 
is greater than one percent industry-wide (1.53 percent), the Coast 
Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate is set at 50 
percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2006 through 
December 31, 2006 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e).
    Each year we will publish a notice reporting the results of the 
previous calendar year's MIS data, and the minimum annual percentage 
rate for random drug testing for the next calendar year.

    Dated: December 20, 2005.
T.H. Gilmour,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, 
Security and Environmental Protection.
 [FR Doc. E5-7897 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]
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