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Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate

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AGENCY:

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing.

SUMMARY:

PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2007.

DATE:

Effective January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cindy Ingrao, Director, Drug and Alcohol Policy and Investigations, PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8406, Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 366-2350 or email cindy.ingrao@dot.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must select and test a percentage of covered employees for random drug testing. Pursuant to 49 CFR part 199.105(c)(2), (3), and (4), the PHMSA Administrator's decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by the Administrator comes from operators' annual submissions of Management Information System (MIS) reports required by 49 CFR part 199.119(a). If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than 1.00 percent, the Administrator may continue the minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In 2005, the random drug test positive rate was less than 1.00 percent. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2007. Start Printed Page 78270

In reference to the notice published in 70 FR 20800, PHMSA intends to publish an Advisory Bulletin specifying the methodology for reporting calendar year 2007 MIS contractor data to PHMSA. Therefore, operators must ensure records on contract employees continue to be maintained in calendar year 2007.

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 60118; 49 CFR 1.53.

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Issued in Washington, DC on December 20, 2006.

Thomas Barrett,

Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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[FR Doc. E6-22295 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]

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