[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 71 (Tuesday, April 14, 2015)]
[Pages 19982-19983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08489]



[EPA-HQ-OARM-2014-0858; 9924-38-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Drug Testing for Contractor Employees 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Drug Testing for Contractor 
Employees (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2183.06, OMB Control No.

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2030-0044) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently 
approved through April 30, 2015. Public comments were previously 
requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 6704) on February 6, 2015 
during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 
days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given 
below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency 
may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OARM-2014-0858, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to 
[email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dianne Lyles, Policy Training and 
Oversight Division, Office of Acquisition Management (3802R), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-6111; fax number: 202-
565-2553; email address: [email protected].

Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the 
EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. 
The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at 
the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-
1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit 
    Abstract: The EPA uses contractors to perform services throughout 
the nation in response to environmental emergencies involving the 
release, or threatened release, of oil, radioactive materials or 
hazardous chemicals that may potentially affect communities and the 
surrounding environment. Contractors responding to any of these types 
of incidents may be responsible for testing their employees for the use 
of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and 
any other controlled substances. The testing for drugs must be 
completed prior to contract employee performance in accordance with 5 
CFR 731.104 (Appointments Subject to Investigation), 732.201 
(Sensitivity Level Designations and Investigative Requirements), and 
736.102 (Notice to Investigative Sources). The contractor shall 
maintain records associated with all drug tests.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private Contractors.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit per 5 CFR 731.104, 732.201, and 736.102.
    Estimated number of respondents: 450.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 1,013 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $108,783 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-08489 Filed 4-13-15; 8:45 am]