Regulations, Rules & Notices

49 CFR Part 655 - Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations

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View the current 49 CFR Part 655 in its entirety.

PDF of current 49 CFR Part 655

August, 2001

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D&A testing regulation to more clearly explain existing compliance requirements, update regulatory terms, and remove repealed statutory provisions.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.

PDF of 2013 final rule on Alcohol and Controlled Substances regulation

June, 2013
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 of 2007 notice on random drug and
            alcohol testing rates


HTML version of 2007 notice on random drug and
            alcohol testing rates

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 of 2006 final rule on guidance for safety sensitive employees of ferryboat operations


HTML version of 2006 final rule on guidance for safety sensitive employees of ferryboat operations

November, 2006

49 CFR Part 40 - Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug And Alcohol Testing Programs

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PDF of current 49 CFR Part 40


MS Word version of current 49 CFR Part 40

October, 2010
New item 2014 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 2014.

PDF of 2014 Department of Transportation Random Testing Rates Notice Chart

December, 2013
Final Rule: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) Testing

PDF of 2012 final rule on Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

October, 2012
Published in the Federal Register on 9/27/2011 is the Department of Transportation's Final Rule regarding the use of the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF). Importantly, the Final Rule extends the deadline for use of the old CCF until November 30, 2011, and finalizes procedures for use of the new CCF.

PDF of 2011 final rule on use of Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form


HTML version of 2011 final rule on use of Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

September, 2011
Interim Final Rule - This IFR provides instructions to employers, collectors, laboratories, and Medical Review Officers (MROs) for use of the new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF), and it offers a technical amendment to laboratories regarding mandatory reporting of confirmed positive drug / drug metabolite quantitations to MROs. The effective date of this IFR is October 1, 2010.

PDF of 2010 interim final rule on Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

October, 2010
Final Rule - This rule updates the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. This rule is effective October 1, 2010.

PDF of 2010 updated final rule on Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

August, 2010
Final Rule - This rule authorizes employers to disclose to State CDL authorities the drug and alcohol violations of employees who hold CDLs and CMVs, when a State law requires such reporting. This rule also permits TPAs to provide the same information to State CDL licensing authorities where State law requires the TPAs to do so for owner-operator CMV drivers with CDLs.

PDF of 2010 final rule about disclosure to state CDL authorities


HTML version of 2010 final rule about disclosure to state CDL authorities

February, 2010
Final Rule - This rule updates two important DOT forms - the U.S. DOT Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) and the Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection Form.

PDF of 2010 final rule updating the Alcohol Testing Form and the Management Information System Data Collection Form


HTML version of 2010 final rule updating the Alcohol Testing Form and the Management Information System Data Collection Form

February, 2010
Final Rule - This rule adopts in total an earlier Interim Final Rule’s procedures for using an alcohol screening device.

PDF of 2010 final rule adopting earlier interim final rule for using alcohol screening device


HTML version of 2010 final rule adopting earlier interim final rule for using alcohol screening device

February, 2010
NPRM - This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is proposing to amend certain provisions of its drug testing procedures dealing with laboratory testing of urine specimens.

PDF of 2010 notice of proposed rulemaking on drug testing procedures for urine specimens

February, 2010
Direct Observation Collections Mandatory for Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up Testing Beginning August 31, 2009

PDF of 2009 final rule on direct observation collections for return-to-duty and follow-up testing


HTML version of 2009 final rule on direct observation collections for return-to-duty and follow-up testing

August, 2009
2010 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 2010.

PDF of 2010 Department of Transportation Random Testing Rates Notice Chart

December, 2009

Note: The Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) maintains the following related pages: