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Drug & Alcohol Program: Regulations, Rules & Notices

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

49 CFR Part 655 - August, 2001 (PDF)

  • Description: View the current in its entirety.

Final Rule - June, 2013 (PDF)

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D&A testing regulation to more clearly explain existing compliance requirements, update regulatory terms, and remove repealed statutory provisions.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

Notice of random drug and alcohol testing rate - January, 2007 (PDF) (HTML)

  • Description: This notice announces the random testing rates for employers subject to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) drug and alcohol rules.
  • Clarification of this Notice.

Final Rule - November 2006 (PDF) (HTML)

  • Description: 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

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

49 CFR Part 40 - October 2010 (PDF) (WORD)

  • Description: View the current in its entirety.

DOT Random Testing Rates Notice - February, 2015 (HTML)

  • Description: This chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2015.

Final Rule - October 2012 (PDF)

  • Description: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) Testing

Final Rule - September, 2011 (PDF) (HTML)

  • 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.

Interim Final Rule - October 2010 (PDF)

Final Rule - August, 2010 (PDF)

  • Description: This rule updates the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. This rule is effective October 1, 2010.
  • Summary of the Final Rule

Final Rule - February, 2010 (PDF) (HTML)

  • Description: 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.

Final Rule - February, 2010 (PDF) (HTML)

  • Description: This rule updates two important DOT forms - the U.S. DOT Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) and the Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection Form.

Final Rule - February, 2010 (PDF) (HTML)

  • Description: This rule adopts in total an earlier Interim Final Rule’s procedures for using an alcohol screening device.

NPRM - February, 2010 (PDF)

  • Description: This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is proposing to amend certain provisions of its drug testing procedures dealing with laboratory testing of urine specimens.

Direct Observation Collections Mandatory for Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up Testing Beginning August 31, 2009 (PDF) (HTML)

  • Date: August, 2009

DOT Random Testing Rates Notice - December, 2009 (PDF)

  • Description: This chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2010.

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

Updated: Friday, March 18, 2016
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