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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Project: Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (OMB NO. 0930-0158)—Extension

SAMHSA's Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs will request OMB approval for the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form for Federal agency and federally regulated drug testing programs which must comply with the HHS Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (69 FR 19644) dated April 13, 2004, and for the information provided by laboratories for the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP).

The Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form is used by all Federal agencies and employers regulated by the Department of Transportation to document the collection and chain of custody of urine specimens at the collection site, for laboratories to report results, and for Medical Review Officers to make a determination. The Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form approved by OMB three years ago is being resubmitted for OMB approval without any revision.

Prior to an inspection, a laboratory is required to submit specific information regarding its laboratory procedures. Collecting this information prior to an inspection allows the inspectors to thoroughly review and understand the laboratory's testing procedures before arriving at the laboratory.

The NLCP application form has not been revised compared to the previous form.

The annual total burden estimates for the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form, the NLCP application, the NLCP inspection checklist, and NLCP recordkeeping requirements are shown in the following table.

Form/respondentBurden/ response (hrs.)Number of responsesTotal annual burden (hrs.)
Custody and Control Form
Medical Review Officer.057,096,000354,800
Laboratory Application3.0039
Laboratory Inspection Checklist3.00100300
Laboratory Recordkeeping250.005012,500

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by August 21, 2009 to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202-395-6974.

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Dated: July 15, 2009.

Dennis O. Romero,

Deputy Executive Officer and Deputy Director, Office of Program Services.

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[FR Doc. E9-17377 Filed 7-21-09; 8:45 am]