Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information, 58047 [2017-26484]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2018–0137] 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 2018 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. AGENCY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for all covered employees will be 50 percent during calendar year 2018. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2017 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, 2018, through December 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Lemoi, Drug & Alcohol Program Manager, at 909–937–7232 or by email at wayne.lemoi@dot.gov or Blaine Keener, Director of Safety Data Systems and Analysis, at 202–366–0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Calendar Year 2018 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 all covered employees for prohibited drug use. Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.105(c)(1) the PHMSA minimum annual random drug testing rate shall be 50 percent of all covered employees for calendar year 2018. While the minimum annual random drug testing rate was 25 percent of all covered employees for calendar year 2017, paragraph 49 CFR 199.105(c)(4) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 requires the Administrator to raise the minimum annual random drug testing rate from 25 percent to 50 percent of all covered employees when the data obtained from the Management Information System (MIS) reports required by § 199.119(a) indicate the positive test rate is equal to or greater than 1 percent. In calendar year 2016, the random drug test positive rate was greater than 1 percent. Therefore, the PHMSA minimum annual random drug testing rate shall be 50 percent of all covered employees for calendar year 2018. 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 § 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 2017 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2017. When the DAMIS user name and password are 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. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58047 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 2015 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 2017 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2017. The PHMSA Portal message will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a calendar year 2017 DAMIS user name and password. Issued in Washington, DC on December 1, 2017, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2017–26484 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of U.S. Ownership of Foreign Securities Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. DATES: Comments should be received on or before January 8, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2018-0137]


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 2018 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 all covered employees will be 50 percent during calendar year 2018. 
Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must 
be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered 
functions. For calendar year 2017 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, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Lemoi, Drug & Alcohol Program 
Manager, at 909-937-7232 or by email at [email protected] or Blaine 
Keener, Director of Safety Data Systems and Analysis, at 202-366-0970 
or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Calendar Year 2018 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 all covered employees for prohibited drug use. 
Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.105(c)(1) the PHMSA minimum annual random drug 
testing rate shall be 50 percent of all covered employees for calendar 
year 2018.
    While the minimum annual random drug testing rate was 25 percent of 
all covered employees for calendar year 2017, paragraph 49 CFR 
199.105(c)(4) requires the Administrator to raise the minimum annual 
random drug testing rate from 25 percent to 50 percent of all covered 
employees when the data obtained from the Management Information System 
(MIS) reports required by Sec.  199.119(a) indicate the positive test 
rate is equal to or greater than 1 percent. In calendar year 2016, the 
random drug test positive rate was greater than 1 percent. Therefore, 
the PHMSA minimum annual random drug testing rate shall be 50 percent 
of all covered employees for calendar year 2018.

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 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 2017 data will be available to all staff with 
access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2017. When the DAMIS user 
name and password are 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 2015 or later DAMIS report with less than 50 total covered 
employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 
2017 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown 
to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2017. The PHMSA 
Portal message will include instructions for how these operators can 
obtain a calendar year 2017 DAMIS user name and password.

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 1, 2017, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2017-26484 Filed 12-7-17; 8:45 am]
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