Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies, 52117-52118 [2019-21176]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices Dated: September 25, 2019. Julia G. Gorey, Executive Director, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. [FR Doc. 2019–21255 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–36–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. ACTION: Notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing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); VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: 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 South lake 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). PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52117 Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc., 8433 Quiver Road, Leone, KS 66215–2802, 800–445–6917. Cordant Health Solutions, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 800–442– 0438 (Formerly: STERLING Reference Laboratories). Desert Ox, LLC, 10221 North 32nd Street Suite J, Phoenix, AZ 85028, 602–457–5411. Drug, Scan, 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.). * 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 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. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 52118 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Notices Legacy Laboratory Services—MetroLab, 1225 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232, 503–413–5295/800–950–5295. MedTox Laboratories, Inc., 402 W. County Road D, St. Paul, MN 55112, 651–636–7466/800–832–3244. Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, 612–725– 2088, Testing for Veterans Affairs (VA) Employees Only. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. 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. 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. 2019–21176 Filed 9–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Sep 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Cameron County, Texas and Hidalgo County, Texas. DATES: This determination takes effect on October 1, 2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Important missions of the Department of Homeland Security (‘‘DHS’’) include border security and the detection and prevention of illegal entry into the United States. Border security is critical to the nation’s national security. Recognizing the critical importance of border security, Congress has mandated DHS to achieve and maintain operational control of the international land border. Secure Fence Act of 2006, Public Law 109–367, 2, 120 Stat. 2638 (Oct. 26, 2006) (8 U.S.C. 1701 note). Congress defined ‘‘operational control’’ as the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband. Id. Consistent with that mandate from Congress, the President’s Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements directed executive departments and agencies to deploy all lawful means to secure the southern border. Executive Order 13767, § 1. In order to achieve that end, the President directed, among other things, that I take immediate steps to prevent all unlawful entries into the United States, including the immediate construction of physical infrastructure to prevent illegal entry. Executive Order 13767, § 4(a). Congress has provided to the Secretary of Homeland Security a number of authorities necessary to carry out DHS’s border security mission. One of those authorities is section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (‘‘IIRIRA’’). Public Law 104–208, Div. C, 110 Stat. 3009–546, PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3009–554 (Sept. 30, 1996) (8 U.S.C 1103 note), as amended by the REAL ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109–13, Div. B, 119 Stat. 231, 302, 306 (May 11, 2005) (8 U.S.C. 1103 note), as amended by the Secure Fence Act of 2006, Public Law 109–367, 3, 120 Stat. 2638 (Oct. 26, 2006) (8 U.S.C. 1103 note), as amended by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110–161, Div. E, Title V, § 564, 121 Stat. 2090 (Dec. 26, 2007). In section 102(a) of IIRIRA, Congress provided that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as may be necessary to install additional physical barriers and roads (including the removal of obstacles to detection of illegal entrants) in the vicinity of the United States border to deter illegal crossings in areas of high illegal entry into the United States. In section 102(b) of IIRIRA, Congress mandated the installation of additional fencing, barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors on the southwest border. Finally, in section 102(c) of IIRIRA, Congress granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to waive all legal requirements that I, in my sole discretion, determine necessary to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads authorized by section 102 of IIRIRA. Determination and Waiver Section 1 The United States Border Patrol’s (Border Patrol) Rio Grande Valley Sector is an area of high illegal entry. Between October 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019, the Border Patrol apprehended over 325,000 illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States between border crossings in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. 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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 South lake 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 Quiver Road, Leone, KS 66215-
2802, 800-445-6917.
Cordant Health Solutions, 2617 East L Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 800-
442-0438 (Formerly: STERLING Reference Laboratories).
Desert Ox, LLC, 10221 North 32nd Street Suite J, Phoenix, AZ 85028, 
602-457-5411.
Drug, Scan, 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.).

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Legacy Laboratory Services--MetroLab, 1225 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 
97232, 503-413-5295/800-950-5295.
MedTox Laboratories, Inc., 402 W. County Road D, St. Paul, MN 55112, 
651-636-7466/800-832-3244.
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Forensic Toxicology 
Laboratory, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, 612-725-2088, 
Testing for Veterans Affairs (VA) Employees Only.

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.
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.
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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.
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    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. 2019-21176 Filed 9-30-19; 8:45 am]
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