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49 CFR Part 655


Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations


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  June, 2013
Final Rule: This final rule is issued to revise sections of the Alcohol and Controlled Substances (D&A) Testing regulation to reflect recent amendments to the law. The final rule also includes technical corrections to the D&A testing regulation to more clearly explain existing compliance requirements, update regulatory terms, and remove repealed statutory provisions.

This final rule is effective on June 25, 2013.
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June, 2013
New  Notice: Calendar year 2022 random drug and alcohol testing rates

FTA has announced the calendar year 2022 drug and alcohol random testing rates for transit agency employers. The minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 50 percent, and the random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent.
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October, 2021
Notice of random drug and alcohol testing rate.  This notice announces the random testing rates for employers subject to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) drug and alcohol rules. PDF
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January, 2007
Guidance for Safety Sensitive employees of ferryboat operations that are subject to the drug and alcohol (D&A) testing regulations of both FTA and the United States Coast Guard - Final Rule PDF
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November, 2006

49 CFR Part 40


Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug And Alcohol Testing Programs


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Part 40 DOT – Revised CCF Guidance   HTML
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August, 2020
Final Rule: The Department of Transportation is amending its drugtesting program regulation to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to its drug-testing panel; add methylenedioxyamphetamine as an initial test analyte; and remove methylenedioxyethylamphetamine as a confirmatory test analyte. The revision of the drug-testing panel harmonizes DOT regulations with the revised HHS Mandatory Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Federal drug-testing programs for urine testing. This final rule clarifies certain existing drugtesting program provisions and definitions, makes technical amendments, and removes the requirement for employers and Consortium/Third Party Administrators to submit blind specimens.

Informational Notices
    November, 2017
2019 DOT Random Testing Rates Notice - This chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.   HTML
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December, 2018
Note:  The Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) maintains the following related pages:
 
Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2022
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