Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor MIS Reporting; and Obtaining DAMIS Sign-In Information, 72905-72906 [2012-29441]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 235 / Thursday, December 6, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. OST–2012–0073] Notice of Request for Information Collection Approval Office of the Secretary, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), this notice announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden hours. The OMB approved the form in 2009 with its renewal required by September 30, 2012. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the form renewal was published on May 18, 2012, [FR Vol. 77, No. 97, page 29747]. No comments were received. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 7, 2013: Attention DOT/OST Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tami Wright, Associate Director, Compliance Operations Division (S–34), Departmental Office of Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 202–366–9370 or (TTY) 202–366–0663. 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Affected Public: Job applicants filing EEO employment discrimination complaints. Annual Estimated Burden: 25 hours. Frequency of Collection: An applicant’s filing of an EEO complaint is solely voluntary. Comments are Invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is reasonable for the proper performance of the EEO functions of the Department; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information Collection, including the validity of methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate, automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be addressed to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2012. Claire Barrett, Chief Privacy & Information Asset Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2012–29483 Filed 12–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72905 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2012–0291] Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor MIS Reporting; and Obtaining DAMIS Sign-In Information Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of calendar year 2013 minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing, reminder for operators to report contractor MIS data, and new method for operators to obtain user name and password for electronic reporting. AGENCY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2013. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2012 reporting, PHMSA will not attempt to mail the user name and password for the Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) to operators, but will make the user name and password available in the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline). DATES: Effective January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, National Field Coordinator, by telephone at 202–366– 0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Calendar Year 2013 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug Testing Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must randomly select and test a percentage of covered employees for prohibited drug use. 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 § 199.119(a). If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than one percent, the Administrator may continue the E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 72906 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 235 / Thursday, December 6, 2012 / Notices minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In 2011, the random drug test positive rate was less than one percent. Therefore, the PHMSA minimum annual random drug testing selection rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2013. Reminder for Operators To Report Contractor MIS Data 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, 2013. Contractors with employees in safetysensitive positions who performed covered functions as defined in § 199.3, 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). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with New Method for Operators To Obtain User Name and Password for Electronic Reporting In previous years, PHMSA attempted to mail the DAMIS user name and password to operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports. Based on the number of phone calls to PHMSA each year requesting this information, the mailing process has not been effective. Pipeline operators have been submitting reports required by Parts 191 and 195 through the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline) for the past few years. Each Office of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number (OpID) should employ staff with access to the PHMSA Portal. The user name and password required for an OpID to access DAMIS and enter calendar year 2012 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2012. When the DAMIS user name and password is available in the Portal, all registered users will receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered Portal users to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered portal users for an OpID typically include your Compliance Officer and staff, or consultants with responsibility for submitting annual and incident reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100-series forms. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 05, 2012 Jkt 229001 For OpIDs that have failed to register in the PHMSA Portal for Part 191 and 195 reporting purposes, operator staff responsible for submitting DAMIS reports can register in the Portal by following the instructions at http:// opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/ PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf. Pursuant to 49 CFR Parts 199.119(a) and 199.229(a), operators with 50 or more covered employees, including both operator and contractor staff, are required to submit DAMIS reports annually. Operators with less than 50 total covered employees are required to report only upon written request from PHMSA. If an OpID submitted a calendar year 2011 DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 2012 DAMIS report is required. Some of these OpIDs may have grown to more than 50 covered employees during CY 2012. The Portal message will include instructions for how these OpIDs can obtain a calendar year 2012 DAMIS user name and password. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 60118; 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2012. Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–29441 Filed 12–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35700] Chessie Logistics Co., LLC— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. Chessie Logistics Co., LLC (Chessie), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. (Anderson) and to operate 1.006 miles of private terminal trackage, including 431 feet of siding, in the city of Melrose Park, Cook County, Ill. (the Track). According to Chessie, the Track does not have assigned mileposts. Chessie states that the Track, which is owned by Anderson and currently used by Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB), is located west of the Mannheim Road crossing at the end of the Harvester Spur, an IHB spur track located between milepost 37.0 and milepost 38.0 off of the IHB main line, just south of the IHB Norpaul Yard. Chessie states that PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Chessie and Anderson have entered into an agreement under which Chessie is acquiring all of Anderson’s rights to the Track as well as assuming its obligation to ship to owners of the adjacent commercial properties.1 Unless stayed, the effective date of the exemption will be December 21, 2012 (30 days after the verified exemption was filed).2 Chessie states that it expects to consummate the proposed transaction shortly after the effective date of the exemption. Chessie certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than December 14, 2012 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35700, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Ariel A. Erbacher, Legal Counsel, Chessie Logistics Co., LLC, 1001 Green Bay Rd., Unit 204, Winnetka, IL 60093. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: December 3, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–29505 Filed 12–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 In a prior proceeding, Mannheim Armitage Railway, LLC (Mannheim), a wholly owned subsidiary of Anderson, obtained an exemption to acquire the Track from Anderson and operate it. See Mannheim Armitage Ry.—Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Certain Trackage Rights of J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. in Melrose Park, Cook Cnty., Ill., FD 35540 (STB served Sept. 9, 2011). According to Chessie, however, that transaction was never consummated, and Anderson now is seeking to transfer all rights to the Track to Chessie instead. 2 Chessie filed its verified notice of exemption on November 20, 2012, and supplemented it the next day. Therefore, November 21, 2012, the date of Chessie’s supplement, will be considered the filing date for purposes of calculating the effective date of the exemption. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 235 (Thursday, December 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2012-0291]


Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor MIS 
Reporting; and Obtaining DAMIS Sign-In Information

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

ACTION: Notice of calendar year 2013 minimum annual percentage rate for 
random drug testing, reminder for operators to report contractor MIS 
data, and new method for operators to obtain user name and password for 
electronic reporting.

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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 
2013. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information 
must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform 
covered functions. For calendar year 2012 reporting, PHMSA will not 
attempt to mail the user name and password for the Drug and Alcohol 
Management Information System (DAMIS) to operators, but will make the 
user name and password available in the PHMSA Portal (https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline).

DATES: Effective January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, National Field 
Coordinator, by telephone at 202-366-0970 or by email at 
blaine.keener@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Notice of Calendar Year 2013 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random 
Drug Testing

    Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines 
and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must randomly select 
and test a percentage of covered employees for prohibited drug use. 
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 Sec.  199.119(a). If the 
reported random drug test positive rate is less than one percent, the 
Administrator may continue the

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minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In 2011, the random 
drug test positive rate was less than one percent. Therefore, the PHMSA 
minimum annual random drug testing selection rate will remain at 25 
percent for calendar year 2013.

Reminder for Operators To Report Contractor MIS Data

    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, 2013.
    Contractors with employees in safety-sensitive positions who 
performed covered functions as defined in Sec.  199.3, 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).

New Method for Operators To Obtain User Name and Password for 
Electronic Reporting

    In previous years, PHMSA attempted to mail the DAMIS user name and 
password to operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS 
reports. Based on the number of phone calls to PHMSA each year 
requesting this information, the mailing process has not been 
effective. Pipeline operators have been submitting reports required by 
Parts 191 and 195 through the PHMSA Portal (https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline) for the past few years. Each Office of 
Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number (OpID) should 
employ staff with access to the PHMSA Portal.
    The user name and password required for an OpID to access DAMIS and 
enter calendar year 2012 data will be available to all staff with 
access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2012. When the DAMIS user 
name and password is available in the Portal, all registered users will 
receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for 
submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered Portal users 
to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered portal users for 
an OpID typically include your Compliance Officer and staff, or 
consultants with responsibility for submitting annual and incident 
reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100-series forms.
    For OpIDs that have failed to register in the PHMSA Portal for Part 
191 and 195 reporting purposes, operator staff responsible for 
submitting DAMIS reports can register in the Portal by following the 
instructions at http://opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf.
    Pursuant to 49 CFR Parts 199.119(a) and 199.229(a), operators with 
50 or more covered employees, including both operator and contractor 
staff, are required to submit DAMIS reports annually. Operators with 
less than 50 total covered employees are required to report only upon 
written request from PHMSA. If an OpID submitted a calendar year 2011 
DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA 
Portal message may state that no calendar year 2012 DAMIS report is 
required. Some of these OpIDs may have grown to more than 50 covered 
employees during CY 2012. The Portal message will include instructions 
for how these OpIDs can obtain a calendar year 2012 DAMIS user name and 
password.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2012.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-29441 Filed 12-5-12; 8:45 am]
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