PHMSA regulations require operators to perform random drug testing on a certain percentage of their “covered employees” (i.e. employees, contractors, and contractor employees who perform regulated operations, maintenance, or emergency response functions on a pipeline or LNG facility, 49 C.F.R. Part 199.3).  49 C.F.R. Part 199.105(c).  The Agency publishes the minimum percentage of covered employees subject to random drug testing each year, with the percentage to become applicable on January 1 of the calendar year following publication.  Id.  According to a recent Federal Register Notice, PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at the current rate, 25 percent, during calendar year 2015.
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