Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information, 80456-80457 [2015-32359]

Download as PDF 80456 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (MMtpa) each (approximately 97 billion standard cubic feet per year [Bscf/y]) to three MMtpa each (approximately 146 Bscf/y), and 2) construction of newbuild FLNGV hulls instead of converting existing tank vessels. In sum, the four FLNGVs will be designed to have the capability to produce approximately 12.0 MMtpa of LNG for export (approximately 585 Bscf/y), and as much as 13.2 MMtpa in the optimized design case, (approximately 657.5 Bscf/y). Each FLNGV would have a total LNG storage capacity of 210,000 cubic meters (m3), an increase from the original application’s 165,000 m3. The amended application also provides for increased natural gas compression horsepower requirements at the onshore facility. These are described in the section of this Federal Register Notice entitled ‘‘FERC Application.’’ Other fundamental aspects of the proposed Delfin LNG project remain unchanged, including Port Delfin’s location nearly 40 nautical miles offshore of Louisiana, the reuse and repurpose of two existing offshore pipelines, installation of new pipeline laterals leading to each tower yoke mooring system (TYMS), construction of a pipeline bypass around an existing platform at WC 167, and use of air cooling technology for the natural gas liquefaction process. FERC Application On May 8, 2015, Delfin LNG filed its original application with FERC requesting authorizations pursuant to the Natural Gas Act and 18 CFR part 157 for the onshore components of the proposed deepwater port terminal including authorization to use the existing pipeline infrastructure, which includes leasing a segment of pipeline from HIOS extending from the terminus of the UTOS pipeline offshore. On May 20, 2015, FERC issued its Notice of Application for the onshore components of Delfin LNG’s deepwater port project in Docket No. CP15–490–000. This Notice was published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2015 (80 FR 30226). Delfin LNG stated in its application that High Island Offshore System, LLC (HIOS) would submit a separate application with FERC seeking authorization to abandon by lease its facilities to Delfin LNG. FERC, however, advised Delfin LNG that it would not begin processing Delfin LNG’s application until such time that MARAD and USCG deemed Delfin LNG’s deepwater port license application complete and HIOS submitted an abandonment application with FERC. On June 29, 2015, MARAD VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 and USCG accepted the documentation and deemed the original Delfin application complete. On November 19, 2015, HIOS filed an application (FERC Docket No. CP16–20– 000) to abandon certain offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, including its 66-mile-long mainline, an offshore platform, and related facilities (‘‘HIOS Repurposed Facilities’’). Also, on November 19, 2015, Delfin LNG filed an amended application in FERC Docket No. CP15–490–001 to use the HIOS Repurposed Facilities and to revise the onshore component of its deepwater port project. On December 1, 2015, FERC issued a Notice of Application for Delfin LNG’s amendment, which was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2015 (80 FR 76003). The amended FERC application specifically discusses the onshore facility and adjustments to the onshore operations that would involve reactivating approximately 1.1 miles of the existing UTOS pipeline; the addition of four new onshore compressors totaling 120,000 horsepower of new compression; activation of associated metering and regulation facilities; the installation of new supply header pipelines (which would consist of 0.25 miles of new 42inch-diameter pipeline to connect the former UTOS line to the new meter station) and 0.6 miles of new twin 30inch-diameter pipelines between Transco Station 44 and the new compressor station site. The original FERC application consisted of three new onshore compressors totaling 74,000 horsepower. Additional information regarding the details of Delfin LNG’s original and amended application to the FERC is on file and open to public inspection. Project filings may be viewed on the web at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP15–490) in the docket number field to access project information. For assistance, please contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Privacy Act Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information to the docket makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice, as well as the User Notice, that is available on the www.regulations.gov Web site and the PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Transportation Privacy Act Notice that appeared in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), see Privacy Act. You may view docket submissions in person at the Docket Operations Facility or electronically on the www.regulations.gov Web site. (Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1501, et seq., 49 CFR 1.93(h)). Dated: December 18, 2015. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–32349 Filed 12–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2015–0213] Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System SignIn Information Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Calendar Year 2016 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug Testing; Reminder for Operators to Report Contractor Management Information System (MIS) Data; and Reminder of 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 2016. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2015 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, 2016, through December 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, Director of Safety Data Systems and Analysis, by telephone at 202–366–0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices Notice of Calendar Year 2016 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 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 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In calendar year 2014, 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 2016. 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. An operator’s report to PHMSA is not considered complete until an MIS report is submitted for each contractor that performed covered functions as defined in 49 CFR part § 199.3. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Reminder of 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) since 2011. Each company with an Office of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number should employ staff with access to the PHMSA Portal. The user name and password required for an operator to access DAMIS and enter calendar year 2015 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2015. When the DAMIS user name and password is available in the Portal, all VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 operator typically include the U.S. Department of Transportation Compliance Officer and staff or consultants with responsibility for submitting annual and incident reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100series forms. For operators that have failed to register staff 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: https:// opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/ PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf . Pursuant to §§ 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 operator has submitted a calendar year 2013 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 2015 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2015. The Portal message will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a calendar year 2015 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 December 18, 2015, under authority delegated in 49 CFR Part 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–32359 Filed 12–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P 80457 publishing this notice of a special permit request we have received from a pipeline operator, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comments on this request, including comments on any safety or environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the request and determine whether to grant or deny a special permit. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by January 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web site: https:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at https:// www.Regulations.gov. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to https:// www.Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy statement published on https:// www.Regulations.gov. [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0210] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 General: Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or email at kay.mciver@ dot.gov. Technical: Max Kieba by telephone at 202–493–0595, or email at max.kieba@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has received a request for a special permit from a pipeline operator seeking relief from compliance with certain E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 247 (Thursday, December 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80456-80457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2015-0213]


Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor Management 
Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management 
Information System Sign-In Information

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

ACTION: Notice of Calendar Year 2016 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for 
Random Drug Testing; Reminder for Operators to Report Contractor 
Management Information System (MIS) Data; and Reminder of 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 
2016. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information 
must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform 
covered functions. For calendar year 2015 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, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, Director of Safety Data 
Systems and Analysis, by telephone at 202-366-0970 or by email at 
blaine.keener@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Notice of Calendar Year 2016 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 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 
minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In calendar year 2014, 
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 2016.

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. An operator's report to PHMSA is not considered 
complete until an MIS report is submitted for each contractor that 
performed covered functions as defined in 49 CFR part Sec.  199.3.

Reminder of 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) since 2011. Each company with an Office 
of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number should employ 
staff with access to the PHMSA Portal.
    The user name and password required for an operator to access DAMIS 
and enter calendar year 2015 data will be available to all staff with 
access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2015. 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 operator typically include the U.S. Department of Transportation 
Compliance Officer and staff or consultants with responsibility for 
submitting annual and incident reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100-series 
forms.
    For operators that have failed to register staff 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: https://opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf .
    Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  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 operator has submitted a calendar 
year 2013 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered 
employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 
2015 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown 
to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2015. The Portal 
message will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a 
calendar year 2015 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 December 18, 2015, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR Part 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-32359 Filed 12-23-15; 8:45 am]
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