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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2021 / Notices HHS-Certified Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Approved To Conduct Urine Drug Testing In accordance with the Mandatory Guidelines using Urine dated January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920), the following HHS-certified IITFs meet the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens: Dynacare, 6628 50th Street NW, Edmonton, AB Canada T6B 2N7, 780– 784–1190. (Formerly: GammaDynacare Medical Laboratories) HHS-Certified Laboratories Approved To Conduct Urine Drug Testing In accordance with the Mandatory Guidelines using Urine dated January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920), the following HHS-certified laboratories meet the minimum standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens: 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.) 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) Desert Tox, LLC, 5425 E Bell Rd., Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254, 602–457– 5411/623–748–5045 DrugScan, Inc., 200 Precision Road, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044, 800– 235–4890 Dynacare,* 245 Pall Mall Street, London, ONT, Canada N6A 1P4, 519– * 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. Upon finding a Canadian laboratory to be qualified, HHS will recommend that DOT certify the laboratory (Federal Register, July 16, 1996) as VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 31, 2020 Jkt 253001 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.) Legacy Laboratory Services Toxicology, 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) 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 113 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 Anastasia Marie Donovan, Policy Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–29059 Filed 12–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2020–0040; OMB No. 1660–0150] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Rated Orders, Adjustments, Exceptions, or Appeals Under the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information necessary to support the President’s priorities and allocations authority under the DPA implemented by the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS) regulation, which was added by FEMA’s May 13, 2020, Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System Interim Final Rule. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before March 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID DATES: E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 114 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2021 / Notices FEMA–2020–0040. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID, and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Geier, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, 202.924.0196 or FEMA-DPA@fema.dhs.gov. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information is necessary to support the President’s priorities and allocations authority under the DPA implemented by the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS) regulation (44 CFR part 333), which was added by FEMA’s May 13, 2020, Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System Interim Final Rule (RIN 1660–AB04). The purpose of this authority is to ensure the timely delivery of products, materials, and services to meet current national defense requirements. The definition of ‘‘national defense’’ in Section 702(14) of the DPA provides that this term includes ‘‘homeland security,’’ ‘‘emergency preparedness activities’’ conducted pursuant to Section 602 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) (42 U.S.C. 5195a), and ‘‘critical infrastructure protection and restoration.’’ Collection of Information Title: Rated Orders, Adjustments, Exceptions, or Appeals Under the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0150. FEMA Forms: No forms. Abstract: To help ensure the timely delivery of goods and services in support of approved emergency management programs, section 333.13 of the EMPAS regulation requires suppliers to accept or reject priority rated orders for these goods and services within established time periods (10 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 31, 2020 Jkt 253001 working days for a ‘‘DX’’ rated order and 15 working days for a ‘‘DO’’ rated order). Rated orders may be placed directly by the Federal Government on a contractor or supplier, or they may ‘‘flow down’’ from a contractor to subsequent subcontractors or suppliers. Additionally, FEMA may facilitate sales to third parties. Section 333.13 also requires that certain emergency preparedness rated orders must be accepted or rejected within shorter time periods as specified in section 333.12(b). Section 333.13(d)(3) of the EMPAS regulation requires that, if after acceptance of a rated order the supplier discovers that shipment or performance against the order will be delayed, the supplier must notify the customer immediately in written electronic format, giving the reasons for the delay and advising the customer of a new shipment or performance date. This collection of information involves order communications between a Federal Government prime contractor and its subcontractors, unless FEMA is facilitating a sale to a third party. In those situations, FEMA would collect information on the customer as part of the sale facilitation. Finally, under section 333.70 each request for adjustment or exception must be in writing and contain a complete statement of all the facts and circumstances related to 44 CFR part 333 or official action from which adjustment is sought and a full and precise statement of the reasons why relief should be provided. Under section 333.71, any person who has had a request for adjustment or exception denied by FEMA under section 333.70 may appeal to the Administrator. Each appeal must be in writing and contain a complete statement of all the facts and circumstances related to the action appealed from a full and precise statement of the reasons the decision should be modified or reversed. Affected Public: For Profit Business; Private Non-Profit; State, local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 26. Estimated Number of Responses: 26. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.5. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $533. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: None. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: None. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $188. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Millicent L. Brown, Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–29029 Filed 12–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P 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: 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 Imperial County, California. DATES: This determination takes effect on January 4, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Important mission requirements 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2020-0040; OMB No. 1660-0150]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Rated Orders, Adjustments, Exceptions, or Appeals 
Under the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System 
(EMPAS)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of 
a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
information necessary to support the President's priorities and 
allocations authority under the DPA implemented by the Emergency 
Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS) regulation, which 
was added by FEMA's May 13, 2020, Emergency Management Priorities and 
Allocations System Interim Final Rule.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 5, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID

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FEMA-2020-0040. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket 
ID, and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal 
information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes 
it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice that is 
available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Geier, Office of Policy and 
Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20472, 202.924.0196 or [email protected]. You may 
contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed 
collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information is necessary to support the 
President's priorities and allocations authority under the DPA 
implemented by the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations 
System (EMPAS) regulation (44 CFR part 333), which was added by FEMA's 
May 13, 2020, Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System 
Interim Final Rule (RIN 1660-AB04). The purpose of this authority is to 
ensure the timely delivery of products, materials, and services to meet 
current national defense requirements. The definition of ``national 
defense'' in Section 702(14) of the DPA provides that this term 
includes ``homeland security,'' ``emergency preparedness activities'' 
conducted pursuant to Section 602 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) (42 U.S.C. 5195a), 
and ``critical infrastructure protection and restoration.''

Collection of Information

    Title: Rated Orders, Adjustments, Exceptions, or Appeals Under the 
Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS).
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0150.
    FEMA Forms: No forms.
    Abstract: To help ensure the timely delivery of goods and services 
in support of approved emergency management programs, section 333.13 of 
the EMPAS regulation requires suppliers to accept or reject priority 
rated orders for these goods and services within established time 
periods (10 working days for a ``DX'' rated order and 15 working days 
for a ``DO'' rated order). Rated orders may be placed directly by the 
Federal Government on a contractor or supplier, or they may ``flow 
down'' from a contractor to subsequent subcontractors or suppliers. 
Additionally, FEMA may facilitate sales to third parties. Section 
333.13 also requires that certain emergency preparedness rated orders 
must be accepted or rejected within shorter time periods as specified 
in section 333.12(b). Section 333.13(d)(3) of the EMPAS regulation 
requires that, if after acceptance of a rated order the supplier 
discovers that shipment or performance against the order will be 
delayed, the supplier must notify the customer immediately in written 
electronic format, giving the reasons for the delay and advising the 
customer of a new shipment or performance date. This collection of 
information involves order communications between a Federal Government 
prime contractor and its subcontractors, unless FEMA is facilitating a 
sale to a third party. In those situations, FEMA would collect 
information on the customer as part of the sale facilitation.
    Finally, under section 333.70 each request for adjustment or 
exception must be in writing and contain a complete statement of all 
the facts and circumstances related to 44 CFR part 333 or official 
action from which adjustment is sought and a full and precise statement 
of the reasons why relief should be provided. Under section 333.71, any 
person who has had a request for adjustment or exception denied by FEMA 
under section 333.70 may appeal to the Administrator. Each appeal must 
be in writing and contain a complete statement of all the facts and 
circumstances related to the action appealed from a full and precise 
statement of the reasons the decision should be modified or reversed.
    Affected Public: For Profit Business; Private Non-Profit; State, 
local or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 26.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 26.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $533.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: None.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: None.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $188.

Comments

    Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption 
above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden 
of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Millicent L. Brown,
Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2020-29029 Filed 12-31-20; 8:45 am]
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