The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 mandated the Secretary of
Transportation to issue regulations to combat prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse
in the transportation industry. For that portion of the transportation industry
having to do with the provision of and service to the public of “mass transportation,”
the FTA is the agency delegated with the authority and responsibility for issuing
these implementing rules. These rules are encompassed in 49 CFR Part 655,
Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations.
The 11th Annual
FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
will be held March 22-24, 2016 in Sacramento, CA.
Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter issue #57
FTA has released a Drug and Alcohol Policy Builder
to help transit agencies develop customized anti-drug and alcohol misuse
policies that are compliant with FTA regulations.
Implementation of the 2014 Federal Custody and Control Form
and HHS/NLCP guidance for the eCCF form
FTA Drug and Alcohol MIS
submissions for 2014 are due on March 15, 2015.
FTA Substance Abuse One-Day Seminar Schedule
A final rule,
effective June 25, 2013, was issued
Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Updates
2015 DOT Random Testing Rates Notice
The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance has published an updated
DOT Urine Specimen Collection Guidelines for the U.S. Department of
Transportation Workplace Drug Testing Programs (49 CFR Part 40). This update
- Updated web site addresses/hyperlinks,
- Modified language throughout the document to clarify concepts and to identify
when actions are required versus simply permitted by the regulation. These edits
are italicized throughout this document and the items italicized, underlined,
and bolded from the 2010 revisions to this document were returned to normal
- Removed effective dates in Section 4 that have passed,
- Section 13 was re-organized,
- Removed Section 14
- ODAPC has
a notice regarding the use of recreational marijuana.
to revise sections of 49 CFR Part 655.