Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information, 95293-95294 [2016-31220]

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Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2016 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, 2017, through December 31, 2017. 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: Notice of Calendar Year 2017 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug Testing PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 SUMMARY: Model, inflator position & (zone) 23 Make 2014–2014 2011–2014 2010–2014 2014–2014 2011–2014 2010–2014 2014–2014 2012–2014 2012–2014 2014–2016 2012–2016 2012–2016 2014–2016 2011–2016 2010–2016 2011–2013 2010–2013 2011–2013 2010–2013 2014–2014 2011–2014 2011–2014 2011–2011 2010–2011 2011–2012 2010–2012 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 2016–2017 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 PO 00000 Frm 00196 Fmt 4703 95293 Sfmt 4703 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 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In calendar year 2015, 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 2017. 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 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 95294 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES performed covered functions as defined in § 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 2016 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2016. When the DAMIS user name and password is available in the PHMSA Portal, all registered users will receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered PHMSA Portal users to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered PHMSA 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 Parts 191 and 195 reporting purposes, operator staff responsible for submitting DAMIS reports can register in the PHMSA Portal by following the instructions at: http:// 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 2014 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 2016 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2016. The PHMSA Portal message VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a calendar year 2016 DAMIS user name and password. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2016, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2016–31220 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0205] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: On May 13, 2016, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register to invite comments on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137–0522 to revise three forms: (1) PHMSA F 7100.1 Incident Report—Gas Distribution System; (2) PHMSA F 7100.2 Incident Report—Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems; and (3) PHMSA F 7100.3 Incident Report—Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities, and the instructions associated with the Forms. PHMSA also invited comments on PHMSA F 7000– 1 Accident Report-Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems and its associated instruction under OMB control number 2137–0047. During the 60-day comment period, PHMSA received 10 comments from stakeholders in response to the proposed form revisions. All commenters, except one, supported the overall proposed changes to enhance pipeline safety. PHMSA is publishing this notice to respond to the specific comments received and to announce that the information collection will be submitted to OMB for approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00197 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. You may also send comments by email to OIRAsubmission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 1320.8(d), title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected entities an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies proposed changes to information collections that PHMSA will submit to OMB for approval. In order to streamline and improve the data collection processes, PHMSA is revising the incident report forms for both hazardous liquid and gas operators. OMB Control Number 2137–0047, which covers the collection of hazardous liquid incident data, expires on December 31, 2016. OMB Control Number 2137–0522, which currently covers the collection of both annual report and incident data for gas operators, expires on October 31, 2017. To simplify the renewal process of these data collections in the future, PHMSA proposes collecting gas incident and gas annual reports under separate OMB control numbers. To achieve this, PHMSA plans to request a new OMB control number for the three gas incident forms currently under OMB Control No. 2137–0522. The remaining reports under this information collection—the Gas Transmission, LNG, and Mechanical Fitting Failure annual reports—will remain under their current OMB control number. The 10 comments that PHMSA received in response to the May 13, 2016, Federal Register notice and request for comment, 81 FR 29943, came from the following parties: one public interest group (Pipeline Safety Trust (PST)); five from industry organizations (American Petroleum Institute (API)Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) joint submission, API, American Gas Association (AGA), Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), and Common Ground Alliance (CGA)); three natural gas operators (DTE Gas Company (DTE), Southwest Gas Corporation (SW), Paiute Pipeline Company (PPC)); and one manufacturer of compression fitting (Norton E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-31220]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2016-0147]


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 2017 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for 
Random Drug Testing; Reminder for Operators To Report Contractor 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 
2017. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information 
must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform 
covered functions. For calendar year 2016 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, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

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: 

Notice of Calendar Year 2017 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 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 
percent. In calendar year 2015, 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 
2017.

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

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performed covered functions as defined in 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 2016 data will be available to all staff with 
access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2016. When the DAMIS user 
name and password is available in the PHMSA Portal, all registered 
users will receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with 
responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with 
registered PHMSA Portal users to obtain the DAMIS user name and 
password. Registered PHMSA 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 Parts 191 and 195 reporting purposes, operator staff 
responsible for submitting DAMIS reports can register in the PHMSA 
Portal by following the instructions at: http://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 2014 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered 
employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 
2016 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown 
to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2016. The PHMSA 
Portal message will include instructions for how these operators can 
obtain a calendar year 2016 DAMIS user name and password.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2016, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2016-31220 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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