Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies, 37508-37509 [2018-16440]

Download as PDF 37508 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Current List of HHS-Certified 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. AGENCY: 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). A notice listing all currently HHScertified laboratories and IITFs is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing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 https://www.samhsa.gov/ workplace. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles LoDico, Division of Workplace Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16N02C, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 240–276–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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); April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809); and on January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920). The Mandatory Guidelines were initially developed in accordance with sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 IITFs must meet in order to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens for federal agencies. To become certified, an applicant laboratory or IITF must undergo three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection. To maintain that certification, a laboratory or IITF must participate in a quarterly performance testing program plus undergo periodic, on-site inspections. Laboratories and IITFs in the applicant stage of certification are not to be considered as meeting the minimum requirements described in the HHS Mandatory Guidelines. A HHS-certified laboratory or 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 January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920), the following HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs meet the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens: HHS-Certified Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Dynacare, 6628 50th Street NW, Edmonton, AB Canada T6B 2N7, 780– 784–1190, (Formerly: GammaDynacare Medical Laboratories). HHS-Certified Laboratories ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., 160 Elmgrove Park, Rochester, NY 14624, 844–486–9226. 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 Laboratory, Inc., 8433 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS, 66215– 2802, 800–445–6917. DrugScan, Inc., 200 Precision Road, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044, 800– 235–4890. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dynacare*, 245 Pall Mall Street, London, ONT, Canada N6A 1P4, 519– 679–1630, (Formerly: GammaDynacare Medical Laboratories). ElSohly Laboratories, Inc., 5 Industrial Park Drive, Oxford, MS 38655, 662– 236–2609. 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 TW 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.; 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. Legacy Laboratory Services—MetroLab, 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. Testing for Veterans Affairs (VA) Employees Only. 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., E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices Spokane, WA 99204, 509–755–8991/ 800–541–7891x7. Phamatech, Inc., 15175 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, 888– 635–5840. 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). Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 3700 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 800–255–2159. STERLING Reference Laboratories, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 800–442–0438. US Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, 2490 Wilson St., Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755– 5235, 301–677–7085, Testing for Department of Defense (DoD) Employees Only. * 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 January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920). 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. Charles P. LoDico, Chemist. [FR Doc. 2018–16440 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 18–08] COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is adjusting certain customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as implemented by CBP regulations. SUMMARY: The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations set forth in this notice for Fiscal Year 2019 are required as of October 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Director—Office of Finance, 202–344–3722, UserFeeNotices@ cbp.dhs.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, Pub. L. 114–94) was signed into law. Section 32201 of the FAST Act amended section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by requiring certain customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations to be adjusted by the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to reflect certain increases in inflation. Sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) describe the procedures that implement the requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, paragraph (k) in section 24.22 (19 CFR 24.22(k)) sets forth the methodology to determine the change in inflation as well as the factor by which the fees and limitations will be adjusted, if necessary. The fees and limitations subject to adjustment, which are set forth in Appendix A and Appendix B of part 24, include the commercial vessel arrival fees, commercial truck arrival fees, railroad car arrival fees, private vessel arrival fees, private aircraft arrival fees, commercial aircraft and vessel passenger arrival fees, dutiable mail fees, customs broker permit user PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37509 fees, barges and other bulk carriers arrival fees, and merchandise processing fees, as well as the corresponding limitations. Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 2019 In accordance with 19 CFR 24.22, CBP must determine annually whether the fees and limitations must be adjusted to reflect inflation. For fiscal year 2019, CBP is making this determination by comparing the average of the Consumer Price Index—All Urban Consumers, U.S. All items, 1982–84 (CPI–U) for the current year (June 2017–May 2018) with the average of the CPI–U for the comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) to determine the change in inflation, if any. If there is an increase in the CPI of greater than one (1) percent, CBP must adjust the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations using the methodology set forth in 19 CFR 24.22(k). (19 CFR 24.22(k)). Following the steps provided in paragraph (k)(2) of section 24.22, CBP has determined that the increase in the CPI between the most recent June to May 12-month period (June 2017–May 2018) and the comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) is 2.063 1 percent. As the increase in the CPI is greater than one (1) percent, the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations must be adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019. Determination of the Adjusted Fees and Limitations Using the methodology set forth in section 24.22(k)(2) of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 24.22(k)), CBP has determined that the factor by which the base fees and limitations will be adjusted is 4.866 percent (base fees and limitations can be found in Appendix A and B to part 24 of title 19). In reaching this determination, CBP calculated the values for each variable found in paragraph (k) of 19 CFR 24.22 as follows: • The arithmetic average of the CPI– U for June 2017–May 2018, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 247.540; • The arithmetic average of the CPI– U for Fiscal Year 2014, referred to as (B), is 236.009; • The arithmetic average of the CPI– U for the comparison year, referred to as (C), is 242.328; • The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI–U of the 1 The figures provided in this notice may be rounded for publication purposes only. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Current List of HHS-Certified 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).
    A notice listing all currently HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs 
is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each 
month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, 
the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such 
time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory 
Guidelines.
    If any laboratory or 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 https://www.samhsa.gov/workplace.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles LoDico, Division of Workplace 
Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16N02C, Rockville, 
Maryland 20857; 240-276-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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); April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809); and on January 23, 2017 (82 FR 
7920).
    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 IITFs must meet in order to conduct drug and 
specimen validity tests on urine specimens for federal agencies.
    To become certified, an applicant laboratory or IITF must undergo 
three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection. To 
maintain that certification, a laboratory or IITF must participate in a 
quarterly performance testing program plus undergo periodic, on-site 
inspections.
    Laboratories and IITFs in the applicant stage of certification are 
not to be considered as meeting the minimum requirements described in 
the HHS Mandatory Guidelines. A HHS-certified laboratory or 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 January 23, 2017 
(82 FR 7920), the following HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs meet 
the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on 
urine specimens:

HHS-Certified Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities

Dynacare, 6628 50th Street NW, Edmonton, AB Canada T6B 2N7, 780-784-
1190, (Formerly: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories).

HHS-Certified Laboratories

ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., 160 Elmgrove Park, Rochester, NY 14624, 
844-486-9226.
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 Laboratory, Inc., 8433 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS, 
66215-2802, 800-445-6917.
DrugScan, Inc., 200 Precision Road, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044, 800-
235-4890.
Dynacare*, 245 Pall Mall Street, London, ONT, Canada N6A 1P4, 519-679-
1630, (Formerly: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories).
ElSohly Laboratories, Inc., 5 Industrial Park Drive, Oxford, MS 38655, 
662-236-2609.
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 TW 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.; 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.
Legacy Laboratory Services--MetroLab, 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. 
Testing for Veterans Affairs (VA) Employees Only.
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.,

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Spokane, WA 99204, 509-755-8991/800-541-7891x7.
Phamatech, Inc., 15175 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, 888-635-
5840.
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).
Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 3700 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 
95403, 800-255-2159.
STERLING Reference Laboratories, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 
800-442-0438.
US Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, 2490 Wilson St., 
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5235, 301-677-7085, Testing for 
Department of Defense (DoD) Employees Only.

    * 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 January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920). 
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.

Charles P. LoDico,
Chemist.
[FR Doc. 2018-16440 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
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