Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies, 49562-49563 [2018-21345]

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[FR Doc. 2018–21372 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P 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. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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 If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 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– PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Cordant Health Solutions, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 800–442– 0438 (Formerly: STERLING Reference Laboratories) 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: 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) E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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., 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 U.S. 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 Charles P. LoDico, Chemist. [FR Doc. 2018–21345 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P * The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) voted to end its Laboratory Accreditation Program for Substance Abuse (LAPSA) effective May 12, 1998. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2017–0894] RIN 1625–ZA37 Update to the 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of availability of the 2016.1 PREP Guidelines. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the availability of the final 2016.1 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines. The Coast Guard publishes this notice on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee (PREP 4C). The PREP 4C includes representatives from the Coast Guard under the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under the Department of Transportation, and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement under the Department of the Interior. DATES: The 2016.1 PREP Guidelines are effective on October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view the 2016.1 PREP Guidelines, as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type ‘‘USCG– 2017–0894’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Then click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the 2016.1 PREP Guidelines, call Mr. Jonathan Smith, Office of Marine Environmental SUMMARY: 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 LAPSAaccredited 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. 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Abbreviations BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement CFR Code of Federal Regulations EPA Environmental Protection Agency FR Federal Register HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program IMT Incident Management Team MSEL Master Scenario Event List PREP Preparedness for Response Exercise Program PREP 4C PREP Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee QI Qualified Individual RAC Remote Assessment and Consultation SMFF Salvage and Marine Firefighting TTX Tabletop exercise II. Background On December 22, 2017, the Coast Guard, on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee (PREP 4C), published for public comment a draft update to the 2016 PREP Guidelines in the Federal Register (82 FR 60693). We referred to the draft update as the ‘‘2016.1 PREP Guidelines.’’ On February 26, 2018, the Coast Guard published for public comment (83 FR 8290) an economic analysis of the potential deregulatory savings that may result from the draft update. During the 2 public comment periods, we received 11 comments. One commenter submitted an identical comment three times. Therefore, the docket reflects 13 submissions. All comments are posted on https:// www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG–2017–0894. Below are our responses to the public comments and a discussion of the changes made as a result of the public comments. III. Summary of Comments and Changes Of the 11 comment submissions received over the 2 comment periods, 9 addressed the proposed reduction to the Remote Assessment and Consultation (RAC) drill frequency. Four of these submissions were generally E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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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
Cordant Health Solutions, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 800-
442-0438 (Formerly: STERLING Reference Laboratories)
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)

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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., 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
U.S. 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
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    * 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. 2018-21345 Filed 10-1-18; 8:45 am]
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