Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination: Random Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing

July 07, 2020 9:49 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

This Notice pertains to employers’ noncompliance, during calendar year 2020, with the random testing requirements described in the attached notice.  The Agency may exercise enforcement discretion in connection with motor carrier investigations occurring in calendar year 2021.

In some regions of the United States, motor carrier employers subject to controlled substance (drug) and alcohol testing under 49 CFR part 382 may be unable to comply with certain testing requirements due to the ongoing impacts of the emergency. 

In recognition of these barriers to full compliance in some locations, the Agency may exercise discretion to determine not to enforce the minimum annual percentage random testing rates for drugs and alcohol, and the requirement that each employer ensure that the dates for administering random drug and alcohol tests are spread reasonably throughout the calendar year, as set forth in 49 CFR 382.305(b)(1) and (2) and 49 CFR 382.305(k), respectively. FMCSA emphasizes, however, that employers capable of meeting these requirements must continue to do so.

Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination: Random Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/notice-enforcement-discretion-determination-random-controlled-substance-and-alcohol

 



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