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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call), Contact Person: Scott A. Chen, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Extramural Affairs, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, DHHS, Room 4234, MSC 9550, 6001 Executive Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892–9550, 301–443–9511, chensc@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos.: 93.279, Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: April 25, 2013. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–10203 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Current List of Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies Federal agencies of the Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). A notice listing all currently certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any Laboratory/ IITF’s certification is suspended or revoked, the Laboratory/IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any Laboratory/IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.workplace.samhsa.gov and http:// www.drugfreeworkplace.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Giselle Hersh, Division of Workplace Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, Room 2– 1042, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 240–276– 2600 (voice), 240–276–2610 (fax). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Mandatory Guidelines were initially developed in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and section 503 of Public Law 100–71. The ‘‘Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs’’, as amended in the revisions listed above, requires strict standards that Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) must meet in order to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens for Federal agencies. To become certified, an applicant Laboratory/IITF must undergo three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection. To maintain that certification, a Laboratory/IITF must participate in a quarterly performance testing program plus undergo periodic, on-site inspections. Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) in the applicant stage of certification are not to be considered as meeting the minimum requirements described in the HHS Mandatory Guidelines. A Laboratory/ IITF must have its letter of certification from HHS/SAMHSA (formerly: HHS/ NIDA) which attests that it has met minimum standards. In accordance with the Mandatory Guidelines dated November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858), the following Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) meet the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens: Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) None. Laboratories ACL Laboratories, 8901 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, WI 53227, 414–328– 7840/800–877–7016. (Formerly: Bayshore Clinical Laboratory.) ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., 160 Elmgrove Park, Rochester, NY 14624, 585–429–2264. Advanced Toxicology Network, 3560 Air Center Cove, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38118, 901–794–5770/888–290– 1150. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25461 Aegis Analytical Laboratories, 345 Hill Ave., Nashville, TN 37210, 615–255– 2400. (Formerly: Aegis Sciences Corporation, Aegis Analytical Laboratories, Inc.) Alere Toxicology Services, 1111 Newton St., Gretna, LA 70053, 504–361–8989/ 800–433–3823. (Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., Laboratory Specialists, Inc.) Alere Toxicology Services, 450 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236, 804–378–9130. (Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc.; Kroll Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc.) Baptist Medical Center-Toxicology Laboratory, 11401 I–30, Little Rock, AR 72209–7056, 501–202–2783. (Formerly: Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Baptist Medical Center.) Clinical Reference Lab, 8433 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS 66215–2802, 800– 445–6917. Doctors Laboratory, Inc., 2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602, 229–671– 2281. DrugScan, Inc., 200 Precision Road, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044, 800– 235–4890. ElSohly Laboratories, Inc., 5 Industrial Park Drive, Oxford, MS 38655, 662– 236–2609. Fortes Laboratories, Inc.,25749 SW Canyon Creek Road, Suite 600, Wilsonville, OR 97070, 503–486– 1023. Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories*, A Division of the Gamma-Dynacare Laboratory Partnership, 245 Pall Mall Street, London, ONT, Canada N6A 1P4, 519– 679–1630 Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 7207 N. Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77040, 713–856–8288/ 800–800–2387. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 69 First Ave., Raritan, NJ 08869. 908–526–2400/800–437–4986. (Formerly: Roche Biomedical Laboratories, Inc.) Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 1904 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919–572–6900/800–833–3984. (Formerly: LabCorp Occupational Testing Services, Inc., CompuChem Laboratories, Inc.; CompuChem Laboratories, Inc., A Subsidiary of Roche Biomedical Laboratory; Roche CompuChem Laboratories, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group.) Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 1120 Main Street, Southaven, MS 38671, 866–827–8042/ 800–233–6339 (Formerly: LabCorp Occupational Testing Services, Inc.; E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 25462 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices MedExpress/National Laboratory Center.) LabOne, Inc. d/b/a Quest Diagnostics, 10101 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66219, 913–888–3927/800–873–8845. (Formerly: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated; LabOne, Inc.; Center for Laboratory Services, a Division of LabOne, Inc.) MedTox Laboratories, Inc., 402 W. County Road D, St. Paul, MN 55112, 651–636–7466/800–832–3244. MetroLab-Legacy Laboratory Services, 1225 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232, 503–413–5295/800–950–5295, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, 612–725– 2088. National Toxicology Laboratories, Inc., 1100 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304, 661–322–4250/800–350–3515. One Source Toxicology Laboratory, Inc., 1213 Genoa-Red Bluff, Pasadena, TX 77504, 888–747–3774. (Formerly: University of Texas Medical Branch, Clinical Chemistry Division; UTMB Pathology-Toxicology Laboratory.) Pacific Toxicology Laboratories, 9348 DeSoto Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 800–328–6942. (Formerly: Centinela Hospital Airport Toxicology Laboratory.) Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, 110 West Cliff Dr., Spokane, WA 99204, 509–755–8991/ 800–541–7891x7. Phamatech, Inc., 10151 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121, 858–643– 5555. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 1777 Montreal Circle, Tucker, GA 30084, 800–729–6432. (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories.) Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 400 Egypt Road, Norristown, PA 19403, 610–631–4600/877–642–2216. (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; SmithKline BioScience Laboratories.) Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 8401 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills, CA 91304, 818–737–6370. (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories.) Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 3650 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 707–570–4434. South Bend Medical Foundation, Inc., 530 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601, 574–234–4176 x1276. Southwest Laboratories, 4625 E. Cotton Center Boulevard, Suite 177, Phoenix, AZ 85040, 602–438–8507/800–279– 0027. STERLING Reference Laboratories, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, Washington 98421, 800–442–0438. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Toxicology & Drug Monitoring Laboratory, University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, 301 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 208, Columbia, MO 65203, 573–882–1273. US Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, 2490 Wilson St., Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755– 5235, 301–677–7085. *The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) voted to end its Laboratory Accreditation Program for Substance Abuse (LAPSA) effective May 12, 1998. Laboratories certified through that program were accredited to conduct forensic urine drug testing as required by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. As of that date, the certification of those accredited Canadian laboratories will continue under DOT authority. The responsibility for conducting quarterly performance testing plus periodic on-site inspections of those LAPSA-accredited laboratories was transferred to the U.S. HHS, with the HHS’ NLCP contractor continuing to have an active role in the performance testing and laboratory inspection processes. Other Canadian laboratories wishing to be considered for the NLCP may apply directly to the NLCP contractor just as U.S. laboratories do. Upon finding a Canadian laboratory to be qualified, HHS will recommend that DOT certify the laboratory (Federal Register, July 16, 1996) as meeting the minimum standards of the Mandatory Guidelines published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). After receiving DOT certification, the laboratory will be included in the monthly list of HHScertified laboratories and participate in the NLCP certification maintenance program. Janine Denis Cook, Chemist, Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 2013–10233 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4109– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–4109–DR), dated April 8, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: April 8, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated April 8, 2013, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Oklahoma resulting from a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of February 24– 26, 2013, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. You are further authorized to provide snow assistance under the Public Assistance program for a limited period of time during or proximate to the incident period. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Sandy Coachman, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Oklahoma have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Major, Noble, Roger Mills, Washita, Woods, and Woodward Counties for Public Assistance. Dewey and Ellis Counties for snow assistance under the Public Assistance program for any continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Current List of Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing 
Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing 
for Federal Agencies

AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies 
Federal agencies of the Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing 
Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the 
Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs 
(Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published 
in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and 
subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 
29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); 
November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and 
on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809).
    A notice listing all currently certified Laboratories and 
Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) is published in the 
Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any 
Laboratory/IITF's certification is suspended or revoked, the 
Laboratory/IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time 
as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines.
    If any Laboratory/IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National 
Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will 
be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing 
thereafter.
    This notice is also available on the Internet at http://www.workplace.samhsa.gov and http://www.drugfreeworkplace.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Giselle Hersh, Division of 
Workplace Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, Room 2-1042, One Choke Cherry Road, 
Rockville, Maryland 20857; 240-276-2600 (voice), 240-276-2610 (fax).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Mandatory Guidelines were initially 
developed in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and section 503 of 
Public Law 100-71. The ``Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace 
Drug Testing Programs'', as amended in the revisions listed above, 
requires strict standards that Laboratories and Instrumented Initial 
Testing Facilities (IITF) must meet in order to conduct drug and 
specimen validity tests on urine specimens for Federal agencies.
    To become certified, an applicant Laboratory/IITF must undergo 
three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection. To 
maintain that certification, a Laboratory/IITF must participate in a 
quarterly performance testing program plus undergo periodic, on-site 
inspections.
    Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) in 
the applicant stage of certification are not to be considered as 
meeting the minimum requirements described in the HHS Mandatory 
Guidelines. A Laboratory/IITF must have its letter of certification 
from HHS/SAMHSA (formerly: HHS/NIDA) which attests that it has met 
minimum standards.
    In accordance with the Mandatory Guidelines dated November 25, 2008 
(73 FR 71858), the following Laboratories and Instrumented Initial 
Testing Facilities (IITF) meet the minimum standards to conduct drug 
and specimen validity tests on urine specimens:

Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF)

    None.

Laboratories

ACL Laboratories, 8901 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, WI 53227, 414-328-
7840/800-877-7016. (Formerly: Bayshore Clinical Laboratory.)
ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., 160 Elmgrove Park, Rochester, NY 14624, 
585-429-2264.
Advanced Toxicology Network, 3560 Air Center Cove, Suite 101, Memphis, 
TN 38118, 901-794-5770/888-290-1150.
Aegis Analytical Laboratories, 345 Hill Ave., Nashville, TN 37210, 615-
255-2400. (Formerly: Aegis Sciences Corporation, Aegis Analytical 
Laboratories, Inc.)
Alere Toxicology Services, 1111 Newton St., Gretna, LA 70053, 504-361-
8989/800-433-3823. (Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., 
Laboratory Specialists, Inc.)
Alere Toxicology Services, 450 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236, 
804-378-9130. (Formerly: Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., Scientific 
Testing Laboratories, Inc.; Kroll Scientific Testing Laboratories, 
Inc.)
Baptist Medical Center-Toxicology Laboratory, 11401 I-30, Little Rock, 
AR 72209-7056, 501-202-2783. (Formerly: Forensic Toxicology Laboratory 
Baptist Medical Center.)
Clinical Reference Lab, 8433 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS 66215-2802, 800-
445-6917.
Doctors Laboratory, Inc., 2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602, 229-
671-2281.
DrugScan, Inc., 200 Precision Road, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044, 800-
235-4890.
ElSohly Laboratories, Inc., 5 Industrial Park Drive, Oxford, MS 38655, 
662-236-2609.
Fortes Laboratories, Inc.,25749 SW Canyon Creek Road, Suite 600, 
Wilsonville, OR 97070, 503-486-1023.
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories*, A Division of the Gamma-Dynacare 
Laboratory Partnership, 245 Pall Mall Street, London, ONT, Canada N6A 
1P4, 519-679-1630
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 7207 N. Gessner Road, 
Houston, TX 77040, 713-856-8288/800-800-2387.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 69 First Ave., Raritan, NJ 
08869. 908-526-2400/800-437-4986. (Formerly: Roche Biomedical 
Laboratories, Inc.)
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 1904 Alexander Drive, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-572-6900/800-833-3984. (Formerly: 
LabCorp Occupational Testing Services, Inc., CompuChem Laboratories, 
Inc.; CompuChem Laboratories, Inc., A Subsidiary of Roche Biomedical 
Laboratory; Roche CompuChem Laboratories, Inc., A Member of the Roche 
Group.)
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 1120 Main Street, 
Southaven, MS 38671, 866-827-8042/800-233-6339 (Formerly: LabCorp 
Occupational Testing Services, Inc.;

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MedExpress/National Laboratory Center.)
LabOne, Inc. d/b/a Quest Diagnostics, 10101 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 
66219, 913-888-3927/800-873-8845. (Formerly: Quest Diagnostics 
Incorporated; LabOne, Inc.; Center for Laboratory Services, a Division 
of LabOne, Inc.)
MedTox Laboratories, Inc., 402 W. County Road D, St. Paul, MN 55112, 
651-636-7466/800-832-3244.
MetroLab-Legacy Laboratory Services, 1225 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 
97232, 503-413-5295/800-950-5295, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical 
Center, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, 
MN 55417, 612-725-2088.
National Toxicology Laboratories, Inc., 1100 California Ave., 
Bakersfield, CA 93304, 661-322-4250/800-350-3515.
One Source Toxicology Laboratory, Inc., 1213 Genoa-Red Bluff, Pasadena, 
TX 77504, 888-747-3774. (Formerly: University of Texas Medical Branch, 
Clinical Chemistry Division; UTMB Pathology-Toxicology Laboratory.)
Pacific Toxicology Laboratories, 9348 DeSoto Ave., Chatsworth, CA 
91311, 800-328-6942. (Formerly: Centinela Hospital Airport Toxicology 
Laboratory.)
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, 110 West Cliff Dr., Spokane, 
WA 99204, 509-755-8991/800-541-7891x7.
Phamatech, Inc., 10151 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121, 858-
643-5555.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 1777 Montreal Circle, Tucker, GA 30084, 
800-729-6432. (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; 
SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories.)
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 400 Egypt Road, Norristown, PA 19403, 
610-631-4600/877-642-2216. (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical 
Laboratories; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories.)
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 8401 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills, CA 
91304, 818-737-6370. (Formerly: SmithKline Beecham Clinical 
Laboratories.)
Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 3650 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 
95403, 707-570-4434.
South Bend Medical Foundation, Inc., 530 N. Lafayette Blvd., South 
Bend, IN 46601, 574-234-4176 x1276.
Southwest Laboratories, 4625 E. Cotton Center Boulevard, Suite 177, 
Phoenix, AZ 85040, 602-438-8507/800-279-0027.
STERLING Reference Laboratories, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, Washington 
98421, 800-442-0438.
Toxicology & Drug Monitoring Laboratory, University of Missouri 
Hospital & Clinics, 301 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 208, Columbia, MO 
65203, 573-882-1273.
US Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, 2490 Wilson St., 
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5235, 301-677-7085.

    \*\The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) voted to end its 
Laboratory Accreditation Program for Substance Abuse (LAPSA) effective 
May 12, 1998. Laboratories certified through that program were 
accredited to conduct forensic urine drug testing as required by U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. As of that date, the 
certification of those accredited Canadian laboratories will continue 
under DOT authority. The responsibility for conducting quarterly 
performance testing plus periodic on-site inspections of those LAPSA-
accredited laboratories was transferred to the U.S. HHS, with the HHS' 
NLCP contractor continuing to have an active role in the performance 
testing and laboratory inspection processes. Other Canadian 
laboratories wishing to be considered for the NLCP may apply directly 
to the NLCP contractor just as U.S. laboratories do.
    Upon finding a Canadian laboratory to be qualified, HHS will 
recommend that DOT certify the laboratory (Federal Register, July 16, 
1996) as meeting the minimum standards of the Mandatory Guidelines 
published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). 
After receiving DOT certification, the laboratory will be included in 
the monthly list of HHS-certified laboratories and participate in the 
NLCP certification maintenance program.

Janine Denis Cook,
Chemist, Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse 
Prevention, SAMHSA.
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