Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2021, 22216 [2021-08706]

Download as PDF 22216 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / Notices (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.866, Aging Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: April 21, 2021. Miguelina Perez, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–08670 Filed 4–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2009–0973] Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2021 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of minimum random drug testing rate. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2021 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Patrick Mannion, Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Investigation Program Manager, Office of Investigations and Analysis (CG–INV), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, via email; DAPI@uscg.mil or phone, 202– 372–1033. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard requires marine employers to establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230. Marine employers are required by 46 CFR 16.500 to collect and maintain a record of drug testing data for each calendar year, and submit this data to the Coast Guard in a Management Information System (MIS) Report by March 15 of the following year. Each year, the Coast Guard will publish a notice reporting the results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year’s MIS data and the required minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing for the next calendar year. The purpose of setting a minimum random drug testing rate is to promote maritime safety by establishing an effective deterrent to drug misuse within the maritime workforce. Intoxicated operations poses a serious threat to life, property and the environment in the maritime commons. As such, the minimum random drug testing rate is intended to deter and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Apr 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 detect illegal drug misuse in the maritime industry. The Coast Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate for calendar year 2021 is 50 percent. The Coast Guard continues a 50 percent minimum random drug testing rate for 2021 as a result of MIS data for the most recent reporting year which indicated that the positive rate continues to be greater than one percent. 46 CFR 16.230(f)(2) requires the Commandant to set the minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent when the positivity rate for drug use is greater than 1 percent. For 2021, the minimum random drug testing rate will be 50 percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e). Dated: April 21, 2021. Wayne R. Arguin, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–08706 Filed 4–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Public Participation and Request for Comments Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2021–0180] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement—Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Technology for Coast Guard (CG) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into one or more cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA) with companies to evaluate a detect and avoid (DAA) system to determine its potential use in a maritime environment to enable the Coast Guard to safely fly sUAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluations of sUAS under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios, such as: Law enforcement; search and rescue; and maritime environmental responses. The Coast Guard is currently considering separate partnerships with Scientific Applications & Research Associates (SARA) Inc., Iris Automation Inc., and Echodyne Corp. and solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CRADAs, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before May 27, 2021. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must also reach the Coast Guard on or before May 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov following website instructions. Submit synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs to Mr. Steve Dunn at his address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact Mr. Steve Dunn, Project Official, Aviation Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271–2600, email RDC-Info@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We request public comments on this notice. Although we do not plan to publish responses to comments in the Federal Register, we will respond directly to commenters and may modify our proposal in light of comments. Comments should be marked with docket number USCG–2021–0180 and should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You should provide personal contact information so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your comments; but please note that all comments will be posted to the online docket without change and that any personal information you include can be searchable online. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. We do accept anonymous comments. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0973]


Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2021

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of minimum random drug testing rate.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2021 minimum random 
drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.

DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 
2021 through December 31, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Patrick Mannion, Drug and Alcohol Prevention and 
Investigation Program Manager, Office of Investigations and Analysis 
(CG-INV), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, via email; [email protected] or 
phone, 202-372-1033.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard requires marine employers to 
establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers in 
accordance with 46 CFR 16.230. Marine employers are required by 46 CFR 
16.500 to collect and maintain a record of drug testing data for each 
calendar year, and submit this data to the Coast Guard in a Management 
Information System (MIS) Report by March 15 of the following year.
    Each year, the Coast Guard will publish a notice reporting the 
results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year's MIS 
data and the required minimum annual percentage rate for random drug 
testing for the next calendar year. The purpose of setting a minimum 
random drug testing rate is to promote maritime safety by establishing 
an effective deterrent to drug misuse within the maritime workforce. 
Intoxicated operations poses a serious threat to life, property and the 
environment in the maritime commons. As such, the minimum random drug 
testing rate is intended to deter and detect illegal drug misuse in the 
maritime industry.
    The Coast Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate 
for calendar year 2021 is 50 percent. The Coast Guard continues a 50 
percent minimum random drug testing rate for 2021 as a result of MIS 
data for the most recent reporting year which indicated that the 
positive rate continues to be greater than one percent. 46 CFR 
16.230(f)(2) requires the Commandant to set the minimum random drug 
testing rate at 50 percent when the positivity rate for drug use is 
greater than 1 percent.
    For 2021, the minimum random drug testing rate will be 50 percent 
of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 
31, 2021 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e).

    Dated: April 21, 2021.
Wayne R. Arguin,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-08706 Filed 4-26-21; 8:45 am]
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