July 28, 2014, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. In it the FRA is proposing to expand the scope of its alcohol and drug regulations to cover employees who perform maintenance-of-way (MOW) activities as mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA). In addition, FRA is proposing certain substantive amendments that either respond to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations or update and clarify the alcohol and drug regulations based on a retrospective regulatory review (RRR) analysis.
May 28-30, 2014, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Acting Director will be a guest speaker at the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Topics that will be discussed at the conference will be an update to the DOT’s regulated drug and alcohol testing efforts.
April 22, 2014 - FMCSA extends the public comment period for the Agency’s February 20, 2014, notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the establishment of a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
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In an effort to educate the transportation industry and others that provide service in accordance with the Department's drug and alcohol testing programs, our staff participates in conferences, trainings and seminars throughout the country. Events, dates, locations, and registration information will appear here as it becomes available.
Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014