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Information Collection Activities; Requests for Comments

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary (OST), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice and request for public comment and submission to OMB for clearance of renewed approval of information collection.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on June 11, 2020. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.

DATES:

Comments to this notice must be received by October 5, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this information collection by selecting “Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal identification Start Printed Page 55066information, will be available for public view.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bohdan Baczara, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; 202-366-3784 (voice), 202-366-3897 (fax), or bohdan.baczara@dot.gov. When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the docket number and information collection title for reference.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 2105-0529.

Title: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.

Type of Review: Clearance of a renewal of an information collection.

Form Numbers: DOT F 1385; DOT F 1380.

Respondents: The information will be used by transportation employers, Department representatives, and a variety of service agents.

Abstract: Under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, DOT is required to implement a drug and alcohol testing program in various transportation-related industries. This specific requirement is elaborated in 49 CFR part 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. This request for a renewal of the information collection for the program includes 43 burden items including the U.S. Department of Transportation Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) [DOT F 1380] and the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection Form [DOT F 1385].

The ATF includes the employee's name, the type of test taken, the date of the test, and the name of the employer. Data on each test conducted, including test results, is necessary to document that the tests were conducted and is used to take action, when required, to ensure safety in the workplace. The MIS form includes employer specific drug and alcohol testing information such as the reason for the test and the cumulative number of test results for the negative, positive, and refusal tests. No employee specific data is collected. The MIS data is used by each of the affected DOT Agencies (i.e., Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) and the United States Coast Guard when calculating their industry's annual random drug and/or alcohol testing rate.

Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 3,593,202.

Estimated Number of Responses: 11,841,478.

Frequency of Response: The information will be collected annually.

Estimated Total Number Burden Hours: 1,287,811.

PRA itemNumber of respondentsNumber of responsesBurden hoursSalary costs ($)
Exemptions from Regulation Provisions Requests [40.7(a)]113$104
Employer Stand-down Waiver Requests [40.21(b)]0000
Employee Testing Records from Previous Employers [40.25(a)]584,6283,538,179471,75716,379,410
Employee Release of Information [40.25(f)]3,538,1793,538,179235,8788,189,704
MIS Form Submission [40.26]17,84017,84026,760929,107
Collector (Qualification and Refresher) Training Documentation [(40.33(b) & (e)]5,0005,00033311,561
Collector Error Correction Training Documentation [40.33(f)]12,00019,6251,30845,425
Laboratory Reports to DOT Regarding Unlisted Adulterant [40.91(e)]0000
Semi-Annual Laboratory Reports to Employers [40.111(a)]23385,85425,723893,123
Semi-Annual Laboratory Reports to DOT [40.111(d)]23463106
Medical Review Officer (MRO) (Qualifications and Continuing Education) Training Documentation [40.121(c) & (d)]1,0001,000662,291
MRO Review of Negative Results Documentation [40.127(b)(2)(ii)]5,000381,05525,403873,000
MRO Failure to Contact Donor Documentation [40.131(c)(1)]5,00063,8274,255147,738
MRO Effort to Contact DER Documentation [40.131(c)(2)(iii)]5,00063,8274,255147,738
DER Successful Contact Employee Documentation [40.131(d)]51,06151,0613,404118,190
DER Failure to Contact Employee Documentation [40.131(d)(2)(i)]12,76512,76585129,547
MRO Verification of Positive Result Without Interview Documentation [40.133]5,00012,76585129,547
Adulterant/Substitution Evaluation Physician Statements [40.145(g)(2)(ii)(d)]0000
MRO Cancellation of Adulterant/Substitution for Legitimate Reason Reports [40.145(g)(5)]0000
Employee Admission of Adulterating/Substituting Specimen MRO Determination [40.159(c)]40403104
Split Specimen Requests by MRO [40.171(c)]5,0007,20648016,680
Split Failure to Reconfirm for Drugs Reports by MRO [40.187(b)]3534269
Split Failure to Reconfirm for Adulterant/Substitution Reports by MRO [40.187(c)]55134
Shy Bladder Physician Statements [40.193(f)]773773642,238
MRO Statements Regarding Physical Evidence of Drug Use [40.195(b) & (c)]0000
Drug Test Correction Statements [40.205 (b)(1) & (2)]25,000154,73220,630716,308
Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT)/Screening Test Technician (STT) (Qualification and Refresher) Training Documentation [40.213(b)(c)&(e)]2,0002,0001334,617
BAT/STT Error Correction Training Documentation [40.213(f)]16816811390
Complete DOT Alcohol Testing Forms [40.225(a)]10,0003,378,454450,46015,639,989
Evidential Breath Testing Device Quality Assurance/Calibration Records [40.233(c)(4)]10,00010,00066623,123
Shy Lung Physician Statements [40.265(c)(2)]16816811390
Alcohol Test Correction Statements [40.271(b)(1)&(2)]33733722781
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Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) (Qualification and Continuing Education) Training Documentation [40.281(c)&(d)]3,3343,3342227,707
Employer SAP Lists to Employees [40.287]10,000115,7137,714267,837
SAP Reports to Employers [40.311(c),(d) & (e)]10,00094,4566,297218,634
Correction Notices to Service Agents [40.373(a)]252525868
Notice of Proposed Exclusion (NOPE) to Service Agents [40.375(a)]55501,736
Service Agent Requests to Contest Public Interest Exclusions (PIE) [40.379(b)]22269
Service Agent Information to Argue PIE [40.379(b)(2)]228277
Service Agent Information to Contest PIE [40.381(a) & (b)]228277
Notices of PIE to Service Agents [40.399]11134
Notices of PIE to Employer and Public [40.401 (b) & (d)]11134
Service Agent PIE Notices to Employers [40.403 (a)]13001505,208
Total New3,593,20211,841,4781,287,81144,703,995

Public Comments Invited: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2020.

Bohdan Baczara,

Deputy Director, DOT, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance.

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[FR Doc. 2020-19366 Filed 9-2-20; 8:45 am]

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