Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers, 13007-13008 [E8-4800]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 11, 2008 / Notices This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 3, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–4564 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0168] Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal. Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of recertification. AGENCY: ACTION: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute. DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from February 29, 2008 through February 28, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District (dpi), by phone at (907) 463– 2821, or by mail at P.O. Box 25517, Juneau, Alaska 99802. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose As part of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Congress passed the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990 (the Act), 33 U.S.C. 2732, to foster a long-term partnership among industry, government, and local communities in overseeing compliance with environmental concerns in the operation of crude oil terminals and oil tankers. On October 18, 1991, the President delegated his authority under 33 U.S.C 2732(o) to the Secretary of Transportation in Executive Order 12777, section 8(g) (see 56 FR 54757; VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:44 Mar 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 October 22, 1991) for purposes of certifying advisory councils, or groups, subject to the Act. On March 3, 1992, the Secretary redelegated that authority to the Commandant of the USCG (see 57 FR 8582; March 11, 1992). The Commandant redelegated that authority to the Chief, Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection (G–M) on March 19, 1992 (letter #5402). On July 7, 1993, the USCG published a policy statement, 58 FR 36504, to clarify the factors that shall be considered in making the determination as to whether advisory councils, or groups, should be certified in accordance with the Act. The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection (G–M), redelegated recertification authority for advisory councils, or groups, to the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District on February 26, 1999 (letter #16450). On September 16, 2002, the USCG published a policy statement, 67 FR 58440, that changed the recertification procedures such that applicants are required to provide the USCG with comprehensive information every three years (triennially). For each of the two years between the triennial application procedure, applicants submit a letter requesting recertification that includes a description of any substantive changes to the information provided at the previous triennial recertification. Further, public comment is not solicited prior to recertification during streamlined years, only during the triennial comprehensive review. The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company pays the PWSRCAC $2.9 million annually in the form of a longterm contract. In return for this funding, the PWSRCAC must annually show that it ‘‘fosters the goals and purposes’’ of OPA 90 and is ‘‘broadly representative of the communities and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Prince William Sound.’’ The PWSRCAC is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1989. Though it receives Federal oversight like many independent, non-profit organizations, it is not a Federal agency. The PWSRCAC is a local organization that predates the passage of OPA 90. The existence of the PWSRCAC was specifically recognized in OPA 90 where it is defined as an ‘‘alternate voluntary advisory group.’’ Alyeska funds the PWSRCAC, and the Coast Guard makes sure the PWSRCRC operates in a fashion that is broadly consistent with OPA 90. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13007 Discussion of Comments On January 24, 2008 the USCG published a Notice of Availability; request for comments for recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in the Federal Register (73 FR 4251). We received 16 letters commenting on the proposed action. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Of the 16 comments received, all 16 were positive. These letters in support of the recertification consistently cited PWSRCAC’s broad representation of the respective community’s interests, appropriate actions to keep the public informed, improvements to both spill response preparation and spill prevention, and oil spill industry monitoring efforts that combat complacency—as intended by the Act. Recertification: By letter dated February 27, 2008, the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard certified that the PWSRCAC qualifies as an alternative voluntary advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification terminates on February 28, 2009. Dated: February 28, 2008. Arthur E. Brooks, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–4820 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2007–0004] 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 2008 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Marine employers must submit their 2007 Management Information System (MIS) reports no later than April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Annual MIS reports may be submitted to Commandant (CG–545), 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:// homeport.uscg.mil/Drugtestreports. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 13008 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 11, 2008 / Notices For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Robert C. Schoening, Drug and Alcohol Program Manager, Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG–545), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, telephone 202–372–1033. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. 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. Every marine employer is required by 46 CFR 16.500 to collect and maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, and submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast Guard in an annual MIS report. Marine employers may either submit their own MIS reports or have a consortium or other employer representative submit the data in a consolidated MIS report. The purpose of setting a minimum random drug testing rate is to assist the Coast Guard in analyzing its current approach for deterring and detecting illegal drug abuse in the maritime industry. The testing rate for calendar year 2007 is 50 percent. The Coast Guard may lower this rate if, for two consecutive years, the drug test positive rate is less than 1.0 percent, in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(f)(2). Since 2006 MIS data indicates that the positive rate is greater than one percent industry-wide (1.31 percent), the Coast Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate will continue at 50 percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e). Each year, the Coast Guard will publish a notice reporting the results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year’s MIS data and the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing for the next calendar year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–15–P 19:27 Mar 10, 2008 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1744–DR] [FEMA–1741–DR] Arkansas; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Kansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA–1744–DR), dated February 7, 2008, and related determinations. Notice. SUMMARY: EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Kenneth M. Riley, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. This action terminates my appointment of Philip E. Parr as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA–1741–DR), dated February 1, 2008, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of February 1, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 214001 (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidential Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance—Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) Gove, Logan, Sheridan, Thomas, and Wallace Counties for Public Assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidential Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance—Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs, 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–4777 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 08–997 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P Dated: March 3, 2008. James A. Watson, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. E8–4800 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILLING CODE 9110–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2007-0004]


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 2008 minimum random 
drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.

DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 
2008 through December 31, 2008. Marine employers must submit their 2007 
Management Information System (MIS) reports no later than April 15, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Annual MIS reports may be submitted to Commandant (CG-545), 
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://homeport.uscg.mil/Drugtestreports.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Robert C. Schoening, Drug and Alcohol Program 
Manager, Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG-545), U.S. 
Coast Guard Headquarters, telephone 202-372-1033. If you have questions 
on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

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.
    Every marine employer is required by 46 CFR 16.500 to collect and 
maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, 
and submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast 
Guard in an annual MIS report. Marine employers may either submit their 
own MIS reports or have a consortium or other employer representative 
submit the data in a consolidated MIS report.
    The purpose of setting a minimum random drug testing rate is to 
assist the Coast Guard in analyzing its current approach for deterring 
and detecting illegal drug abuse in the maritime industry. The testing 
rate for calendar year 2007 is 50 percent.
    The Coast Guard may lower this rate if, for two consecutive years, 
the drug test positive rate is less than 1.0 percent, in accordance 
with 46 CFR 16.230(f)(2).
    Since 2006 MIS data indicates that the positive rate is greater 
than one percent industry-wide (1.31 percent), the Coast Guard 
announces that the minimum random drug testing rate will continue at 50 
percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2008 through 
December 31, 2008 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e).
    Each year, the Coast Guard will publish a notice reporting the 
results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year's MIS 
data and the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing for 
the next calendar year.

    Dated: March 3, 2008.
James A. Watson,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Prevention Policy.
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