Exercise of Authority To Require Pilots To Submit Results of Annual Chemical Test for Dangerous Drugs and Extension of Deadline for Pilots To Submit Most Recent Annual Physical Examination, 74552-74553 [E6-21017]

Download as PDF 74552 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Notices develop, evaluate, or commercialize phospho-specific PDK–1 antibody and insulin signaling. Please contact Michael J. Quon, Chief, Diabetes Unit, NCCAM, NIH at quonm@nih.gov for more information. Dated: December 6, 2006. Steven M. Ferguson, Director, Division of Technology Development and Transfer, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E6–21037 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meeting jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. 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[FR Doc. 06–9631 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG 2006–25522] Exercise of Authority To Require Pilots To Submit Results of Annual Chemical Test for Dangerous Drugs and Extension of Deadline for Pilots To Submit Most Recent Annual Physical Examination ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: By this notice, the Coast Guard is exercising authority currently set forth in Coast Guard regulations to require all first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 gross registered tons (GRT), and other individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots on certain types of vessels greater than 1600 GRT, to provide the passing results of their annual chemical test for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard, subject to certain exceptions. In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the deadline for pilots to submit the most recent copy of their annual physical examination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stewart A. Walker, National Maritime PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Center. Phone: 202–493–1022, e-mail: Stewart.A.Walker@uscg.mil DATES: Unless excepted under 46 CFR 16.220(c), each pilot must do the following: Submit the passing results of his or her most recent annual chemical test for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard on or before April 11, 2007; submit the passing results of his or her annual chemical test for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard no later than 30 calendar days after receiving the results of the test; and undergo a chemical test for dangerous drugs annually within 30 calendar days of the anniversary date of the individual’s most recent chemical test for dangerous drugs. In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the deadline for pilots to submit a copy of their most recent physical examinations until April 11, 2007. This information was initially requested to be submitted to the Coast Guard no later than December 27, 2006 in a Federal Register notice published on September 28, 2006 at 71 FR 56999. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 28, 2006, the Coast Guard provided notice that it is exercising its authority to require first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and those individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, to submit copies of their annual physical examinations to the Coast Guard. 71 Fed. Reg. 56999. Copies of that notice, as well as this notice are available electronically by searching for docket number USCG–2006–25522 at http://dms.dot.gov. The purpose of the physical examination notice was to implement the recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in their report on the 2003 allision of the Staten Island Ferry ANDREW J. BARBERI, that the Coast Guard require submission of annual pilot physicals. This notice is a continuation of the Coast Guard’s efforts to fully implement the NTSB’s recommendation. Coast Guard regulations require that, unless excepted under 46 CFR 16.220(c), each pilot who is required to complete an annual physical examination must also pass a chemical test for dangerous drugs, and that he or she must submit the passing (i.e. negative) results of the chemical test to the Coast Guard when applying for license renewal, or when requested by the Coast Guard. 46 CFR 16.220(b). This includes first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and those individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Notices (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT. Individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots on vessels of not more than 1600 GRT are not required to complete an annual physical or pass an annual chemical test for dangerous drugs. Positive results of any Coast Guard required chemical test must be reported to the Coast Guard under other existing regulatory authority in 46 CFR part 16. In accordance with 46 CFR 16.220(c), individuals are excepted from the chemical test requirements if they provide satisfactory evidence that they have: (1) Passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs required by 46 CFR part 16 within the previous six months with no subsequent positive chemical tests during the remainder of the sixmonth period; or (2) during the previous 185 days been subject to a random testing program required by 46 CFR 16.230 for at least 60 days and did not fail or refuse to participate in a chemical test for dangerous drugs required pursuant to 46 CFR part 16. This notice serves as the request, pursuant to the authority set forth in 46 CFR 16.220(b), that all first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and all other individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, provide the passing results of their annual chemical tests for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard, unless they provide satisfactory evidence that they have met the exceptions stated in 46 CFR 16.220(c). This information should be submitted to the Regional Examination Center (REC) which issued the mariner’s license. The Coast Guard may initiate appropriate administrative action, up to and including suspension or revocation of the mariner’s credential in accordance with 46 CFR part 5, if any licensed pilot serves as a first class pilot on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, or any other individual who ‘‘serves as’’ a pilot in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, fails to submit the results of his or her annual chemical test for dangerous drugs or satisfactory evidence that he or she has met the exceptions in 46 CFR 16.220(c). Individuals with pilot licenses, pilot endorsements, master licenses and mate licenses (and individuals applying for those credentials) who do not serve as first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and do not otherwise ‘‘serve as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, do not need to submit the passing results of an annual chemical test for dangerous drugs pursuant to 46 CFR 16.220(b); however, they must do VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 so before serving as first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, or before otherwise ‘‘serving as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT. In addition, in response to the notice published September 28, 2006 referenced above, the Coast Guard received a number of requests to extend the initial deadline of December 27, 2006 for pilots to submit a copy of their most recent physical examination in order to provide more time for compliance. The Coast Guard agrees and is extending the deadline to April 11, 2007. Dated: December 5, 2006. L.W. Thomas, Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–21017 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1320–EL] Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities: Notice of Public Meeting in Casper, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Powder River Regional Coal Team (RCT) has scheduled a public meeting for January 18, 2007, to review current and proposed activities in the Powder River Coal Region and to review pending coal lease applications (LBA). DATES: The RCT meeting will begin at 9 a.m. MST on January 18, 2007. The meeting is open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Janssen, Regional Coal Coordinator, BLM Wyoming State Office, Division of Minerals and Lands, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009: telephone 307–775– 6206 or Rebecca Spurgin, Regional Coal Coordinator, BLM Montana State Office, Division of Resources, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101: telephone 406–896–5080. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss pending coal lease by applications (LBA’s) in the Powder River Basin as well as other federal coal related actions PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74553 in the region. Specific coal lease applications and other matters for the RCT to consider include: 1. The Maysdorf II LBA, a new lease application filed by Cordero Mining Co. on September 1, 2006, is adjacent to the Cordero-Rojo mine. Approximately 4,654 acres and 483 million tons of Federal coal are involved. More details will be presented at the meeting. The RCT needs to consider the BLM processing schedule for the Maysdorf II LBA. 2. The Porcupine LBA, a new lease application filed by BTU Western Resources on September 27, 2006, is adjacent to the North Antelope-Rochelle mine. Approximately 5,116 acres and 598 million tons of Federal coal are involved. More details will be presented at the meeting. The RCT needs to consider the BLM processing schedule for the Porcupine LBA. 3. The BLM is doing a coal review study in the Powder River Basin. The results of this review will be used in the preparation of coal related NEPA documents in the Powder River coal region. The RCT will be updated on the progress and results of this study. 4. Update on U.S. Geological Survey coal inventory work. 5. The RCT will hear a discussion on coal conversion technologies and projects in Wyoming. 6. Update on BLM land use planning efforts in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. 7. Other Coal Lease Applications and issues that may arise prior to the meeting. The RCT may generate recommendation(s) for any or all of these topics and other topics that may arise prior to the meeting date. The meeting will serve as a forum for public discussion on Federal coal management issues of concern in the Powder River Basin region. Any party interested in providing comments or data related to the above pending applications, or any party proposing other issues to be considered by the RCT, may either do so in writing to the State Director (922), BLM Wyoming State Office, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003, no later than January 5, 2007, or by addressing the RCT with his/her concerns at the meeting on January 18, 2007. The draft agenda for the meeting follows: 1. Introduction of RCT Members and guests. 2. Approval of the Minutes of the April 19, 2006 Regional Coal Team meeting held in Casper, Wyoming. 3. Coal activity since last RCT meeting. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG 2006-25522]


Exercise of Authority To Require Pilots To Submit Results of 
Annual Chemical Test for Dangerous Drugs and Extension of Deadline for 
Pilots To Submit Most Recent Annual Physical Examination

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: By this notice, the Coast Guard is exercising authority 
currently set forth in Coast Guard regulations to require all first 
class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 gross registered tons (GRT), 
and other individuals who ``serve as'' pilots on certain types of 
vessels greater than 1600 GRT, to provide the passing results of their 
annual chemical test for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard, subject to 
certain exceptions. In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the 
deadline for pilots to submit the most recent copy of their annual 
physical examination.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stewart A. Walker, National 
Maritime Center. Phone: 202-493-1022, e-mail: Stewart.A.Walker@uscg.mil

DATES: Unless excepted under 46 CFR 16.220(c), each pilot must do the 
following: Submit the passing results of his or her most recent annual 
chemical test for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard on or before April 
11, 2007; submit the passing results of his or her annual chemical test 
for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard no later than 30 calendar days 
after receiving the results of the test; and undergo a chemical test 
for dangerous drugs annually within 30 calendar days of the anniversary 
date of the individual's most recent chemical test for dangerous drugs.
    In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the deadline for pilots 
to submit a copy of their most recent physical examinations until April 
11, 2007. This information was initially requested to be submitted to 
the Coast Guard no later than December 27, 2006 in a Federal Register 
notice published on September 28, 2006 at 71 FR 56999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 28, 2006, the Coast Guard 
provided notice that it is exercising its authority to require first 
class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and those individuals 
who ``serve as'' pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on 
vessels greater than 1600 GRT, to submit copies of their annual 
physical examinations to the Coast Guard. 71 Fed. Reg. 56999. Copies of 
that notice, as well as this notice are available electronically by 
searching for docket number USCG-2006-25522 at http://dms.dot.gov. The 
purpose of the physical examination notice was to implement the 
recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 
in their report on the 2003 allision of the Staten Island Ferry ANDREW 
J. BARBERI, that the Coast Guard require submission of annual pilot 
physicals. This notice is a continuation of the Coast Guard's efforts 
to fully implement the NTSB's recommendation.
    Coast Guard regulations require that, unless excepted under 46 CFR 
16.220(c), each pilot who is required to complete an annual physical 
examination must also pass a chemical test for dangerous drugs, and 
that he or she must submit the passing (i.e. negative) results of the 
chemical test to the Coast Guard when applying for license renewal, or 
when requested by the Coast Guard. 46 CFR 16.220(b). This includes 
first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and those 
individuals who ``serve as'' pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 
15.812(b)(3) &

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(c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT. Individuals who ``serve as'' 
pilots on vessels of not more than 1600 GRT are not required to 
complete an annual physical or pass an annual chemical test for 
dangerous drugs. Positive results of any Coast Guard required chemical 
test must be reported to the Coast Guard under other existing 
regulatory authority in 46 CFR part 16.
    In accordance with 46 CFR 16.220(c), individuals are excepted from 
the chemical test requirements if they provide satisfactory evidence 
that they have: (1) Passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs required 
by 46 CFR part 16 within the previous six months with no subsequent 
positive chemical tests during the remainder of the six-month period; 
or (2) during the previous 185 days been subject to a random testing 
program required by 46 CFR 16.230 for at least 60 days and did not fail 
or refuse to participate in a chemical test for dangerous drugs 
required pursuant to 46 CFR part 16.
    This notice serves as the request, pursuant to the authority set 
forth in 46 CFR 16.220(b), that all first class pilots on vessels 
greater than 1600 GRT, and all other individuals who ``serve as'' 
pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater 
than 1600 GRT, provide the passing results of their annual chemical 
tests for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard, unless they provide 
satisfactory evidence that they have met the exceptions stated in 46 
CFR 16.220(c). This information should be submitted to the Regional 
Examination Center (REC) which issued the mariner's license.
    The Coast Guard may initiate appropriate administrative action, up 
to and including suspension or revocation of the mariner's credential 
in accordance with 46 CFR part 5, if any licensed pilot serves as a 
first class pilot on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, or any other 
individual who ``serves as'' a pilot in accordance with 46 CFR 
15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, fails to submit 
the results of his or her annual chemical test for dangerous drugs or 
satisfactory evidence that he or she has met the exceptions in 46 CFR 
16.220(c).
    Individuals with pilot licenses, pilot endorsements, master 
licenses and mate licenses (and individuals applying for those 
credentials) who do not serve as first class pilots on vessels greater 
than 1600 GRT, and do not otherwise ``serve as'' pilots in accordance 
with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, do not 
need to submit the passing results of an annual chemical test for 
dangerous drugs pursuant to 46 CFR 16.220(b); however, they must do so 
before serving as first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, 
or before otherwise ``serving as'' pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 
15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT.
    In addition, in response to the notice published September 28, 2006 
referenced above, the Coast Guard received a number of requests to 
extend the initial deadline of December 27, 2006 for pilots to submit a 
copy of their most recent physical examination in order to provide more 
time for compliance. The Coast Guard agrees and is extending the 
deadline to April 11, 2007.

    Dated: December 5, 2006.
L.W. Thomas,
Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant 
Commandant for Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-21017 Filed 12-11-06; 8:45 am]
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