Elizabeth Betsy Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing; Public Interest Exclusion Order, 51349-51350 [2015-20842]

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Such transportation is in support of construction operations when the use of cranes or other lifting devices is impracticable or unavailable or when aircraft is the only means of transportation, without being subject to certain hazard communication requirements, quantity limitations, packaging and loading and storage requirements. (mode 4). To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain DOT specification cylinders containing certain toxic gases without pressure relief devices. (modes 1, 2, 3). To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain lithium ion cells and batteries and lithium metal cells and batteries in alternative packaging. (modes 1, 2). To authorize the transportation in commerce of nonDOT specification cylinders containing compressed nitrogen. (modes 1, 2, 4, 5). To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of cylinders conforming with all regulations applicable to DOT Specifications 3AA, 3AAX and 3T, except as specified herein. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). To authorize the transportation in commerce of clean and empty DOT 105J500W tank cars without pressure relief devices or loading and unloading valves, when being moved between tank car facilities for the purpose of requalification, as exempt from the FRA approval requirements in 49 CFR 174.50. (mode 2). To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of a non-DOT specification portable tank conforming to the requirements specified in § 172.102(c)(7) portable tank code T50 that have been designed, constructed and stamped in accordance with the latest edition of Section VIII, Division 1 of the ASME Code with a design margin of 3.5:1 for the transportation in commerce of certain Division 2.3, Class 3, Division 6.1 and Class 8 materials. (modes 1, 3). To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain lithium ion cells and batteries and lithium metal cells and batteries in alternative packaging. (modes 1, 2). PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a decision and order under the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs that excludes a service agent, Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing, from providing drug and alcohol testing services in any capacity to any DOTregulated employer for a period of 5 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 51350 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES years. Ms. Pope and her company provided Medical Review Officer services to DOT-regulated trucking companies when Ms. Pope was not qualified to act as a Medical Review Officer. This Federal Register serves as notice to the public that DOT-regulated employers or their service agents must stop using the services of Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing for administering their DOTregulated drug and/or alcohol testing programs. DATES: The effective date of the Public Interest Exclusion is August 18, 2015 and it will remain in effect until August 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrice M. Kelly, Acting Director, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366– 3784 (voice), (202) 366–3897 (fax), or patrice.kelly@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with the provisions of the Department’s regulation at 49 CFR part 40 (Part 40), Subpart R, Public Interest Exclusions (PIE), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Exclusion to Ms. Pope on January 20, 2015. FMCSA recommended the PIE based upon a criminal conviction that resulted from the fraudulent Medical Review Officer (MRO) services Ms. Pope was providing to a DOT-regulated trucking company through her company, Eastgate Laboratory Testing. The grand jury had charged that from approximately January 2006 through approximately March 2012, Ms. Pope provided drug test results without using a qualified MRO, as required by the DOT regulations. Ms. Pope, who was not a licensed physician (a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy), and therefore not qualified to act as an MRO, used the signature of an MRO to certify results, while the MRO had not worked for her company since June 2005. Specifically, the NOPE cited a guilty plea that Ms. Pope entered in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the resulting December 10, 2014 ‘‘conviction for mail fraud relating to [Ms. Pope’s] forgery of a medical review officer’s signature on commercial motor vehicle operator drug tests.’’ Public Interest Exclusion Decision and Order On August 18, 2015, the Department issued a PIE against Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories. This PIE prohibits all DOT-regulated employers and service agents from utilizing Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories for drug and alcohol testing services in any capacity for a period of 5 years. A full copy of the Department’s Decision and Order can be found at http://www.dot.gov/ odapc. In accordance with the terms of the Department’s Decision and Order and per 49 CFR 40.403(a), Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories is required to directly notify each of the affected DOT-regulated employer clients in writing about the issuance, scope, duration, and effect of the PIE. The Department is notifying employers and the public about this PIE by publishing it in a ‘‘List of Excluded Drug and Alcohol Service Agents’’ on its Web site at http://www.dot.gov/odapc/ and will make the list available upon request. As required by 49 CFR 40.401(d), the Department is publishing this Federal Register notice to inform the public that Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories is subject to a PIE for 5 years. After August 18, 2020, Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories, will be removed from the list and the public will be notified of that removal, also in accordance with 49 CFR 40.401(d). Any DOT-regulated employer who uses the services of Elizabeth ‘‘Betsy’’ Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories between August 18, 2015 and August 18, 2020 may be subject to a civil penalty for violation of Part 40. Dated: This 18th Day of August, 2015, at Washington, DC. Patrice M. Kelly, Acting Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 163 (Monday, August 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51349-51350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20842]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary


Elizabeth Betsy Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing; Public 
Interest Exclusion Order

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a decision and 
order under the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and 
Alcohol Testing Programs that excludes a service agent, Elizabeth 
``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing, from providing drug 
and alcohol testing services in any capacity to any DOT-regulated 
employer for a period of 5

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years. Ms. Pope and her company provided Medical Review Officer 
services to DOT-regulated trucking companies when Ms. Pope was not 
qualified to act as a Medical Review Officer. This Federal Register 
serves as notice to the public that DOT-regulated employers or their 
service agents must stop using the services of Elizabeth ``Betsy'' Pope 
d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing for administering their DOT-regulated 
drug and/or alcohol testing programs.

DATES: The effective date of the Public Interest Exclusion is August 
18, 2015 and it will remain in effect until August 18, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrice M. Kelly, Acting Director, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy 
and Compliance, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 
366-3784 (voice), (202) 366-3897 (fax), or patrice.kelly@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with the provisions of the Department's regulation at 
49 CFR part 40 (Part 40), Subpart R, Public Interest Exclusions (PIE), 
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice 
of Proposed Exclusion to Ms. Pope on January 20, 2015. FMCSA 
recommended the PIE based upon a criminal conviction that resulted from 
the fraudulent Medical Review Officer (MRO) services Ms. Pope was 
providing to a DOT-regulated trucking company through her company, 
Eastgate Laboratory Testing. The grand jury had charged that from 
approximately January 2006 through approximately March 2012, Ms. Pope 
provided drug test results without using a qualified MRO, as required 
by the DOT regulations. Ms. Pope, who was not a licensed physician (a 
Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy), and therefore not qualified to act 
as an MRO, used the signature of an MRO to certify results, while the 
MRO had not worked for her company since June 2005. Specifically, the 
NOPE cited a guilty plea that Ms. Pope entered in the United States 
District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the 
resulting December 10, 2014 ``conviction for mail fraud relating to 
[Ms. Pope's] forgery of a medical review officer's signature on 
commercial motor vehicle operator drug tests.''

Public Interest Exclusion Decision and Order

    On August 18, 2015, the Department issued a PIE against Elizabeth 
``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories. This PIE prohibits all DOT-
regulated employers and service agents from utilizing Elizabeth 
``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories for drug and alcohol testing 
services in any capacity for a period of 5 years. A full copy of the 
Department's Decision and Order can be found at http://www.dot.gov/odapc.
    In accordance with the terms of the Department's Decision and Order 
and per 49 CFR 40.403(a), Elizabeth ``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate 
Laboratories is required to directly notify each of the affected DOT-
regulated employer clients in writing about the issuance, scope, 
duration, and effect of the PIE. The Department is notifying employers 
and the public about this PIE by publishing it in a ``List of Excluded 
Drug and Alcohol Service Agents'' on its Web site at http://www.dot.gov/odapc/ and will make the list available upon request. As 
required by 49 CFR 40.401(d), the Department is publishing this Federal 
Register notice to inform the public that Elizabeth ``Betsy'' Pope d/b/
a Eastgate Laboratories is subject to a PIE for 5 years. After August 
18, 2020, Elizabeth ``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories, will be 
removed from the list and the public will be notified of that removal, 
also in accordance with 49 CFR 40.401(d).
    Any DOT-regulated employer who uses the services of Elizabeth 
``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratories between August 18, 2015 and 
August 18, 2020 may be subject to a civil penalty for violation of Part 
40.

    Dated: This 18th Day of August, 2015, at Washington, DC.
Patrice M. Kelly,
Acting Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-20842 Filed 8-21-15; 8:45 am]
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