Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate, 2606 [2012-740]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2606 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices December 1, 2011, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 229.129(c)(7), requiring cab-mounted horns to be tested with microphones at 4 feet above the height of the rail. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2011–0102. UP’s request follows a similar CSX Transportation (CSX) waiver request that was approved by FRA. In its waiver request (Docket Number FRA–2007– 28612), CSX requested permission to test cab-mounted horns at 15 feet due to the effects of the acoustic shadows and ground reflection on the measurements when using a microphone at the 4-foot height. 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[FR Doc. 2012–751 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2012–0004] Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug Testing. AGENCY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2012. DATES: Effective January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Kastanas, Program Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention Program, PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, telephone (202) 550– 0629 or email stanley.kastanas@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must select and test a percentage of covered employees for random drug testing. Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.105(c)(2), (3), SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and (4), the PHMSA Administrator’s decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by the Administrator comes from operators’ annual submissions of Management Information System (MIS) reports required by 49 CFR 199.119(a). If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than one percent, the Administrator may continue the minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In 2010, the random drug test positive rate was less than one percent. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2012. On January 19, 2010, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin (75 FR 2926) implementing the annual collection of contractor MIS drug and alcohol testing data. All applicable § 199.119 (drug testing) and § 199.229 (alcohol testing) MIS reporting operators are responsible for the submission of all contractor MIS reports to PHMSA, as well as their own, by March 15, 2012. Contractors with employees in safetysensitive positions who performed, as defined in § 199.3 of 49 CFR Part 199, covered functions, must submit these reports only through the auspices of each operator for whom these covered employees performed those covered functions (i.e., maintenance, operations or emergency response). Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 60118; 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC on January 6, 2012. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2012–740 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 2606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-740]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2012-0004]


Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug 
Testing.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate 
for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 
2012.

DATES: Effective January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Kastanas, Program Manager, 
Substance Abuse Prevention Program, PHMSA, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, telephone (202) 550-0629 or email 
stanley.kastanas@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and 
carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas 
facilities must select and test a percentage of covered employees for 
random drug testing. Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.105(c)(2), (3), and (4), 
the PHMSA Administrator's decision on whether to change the minimum 
annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug 
test positive rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by 
the Administrator comes from operators' annual submissions of 
Management Information System (MIS) reports required by 49 CFR 
199.119(a). If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than 
one percent, the Administrator may continue the minimum random drug 
testing rate at 25 percent. In 2010, the random drug test positive rate 
was less than one percent. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing 
rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2012.
    On January 19, 2010, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin (75 FR 
2926) implementing the annual collection of contractor MIS drug and 
alcohol testing data. All applicable Sec.  199.119 (drug testing) and 
Sec.  199.229 (alcohol testing) MIS reporting operators are responsible 
for the submission of all contractor MIS reports to PHMSA, as well as 
their own, by March 15, 2012.
    Contractors with employees in safety-sensitive positions who 
performed, as defined in Sec.  199.3 of 49 CFR Part 199, covered 
functions, must submit these reports only through the auspices of each 
operator for whom these covered employees performed those covered 
functions (i.e., maintenance, operations or emergency response).

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 
60118; 49 CFR 1.53.

    Issued in Washington, DC on January 6, 2012.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2012-740 Filed 1-17-12; 8:45 am]
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