Notice: Public Interest Exclusion Order - 11/17/2009
49 CFR Part 40 - July 30, 2009 (Effective 08/31/2009)
- The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a decision and order under the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs excluding a service agent, Michael R. Bennett, Workplace Compliance, Inc. in North Carolina, Texas, and all other places it is incorporated, franchised, or otherwise doing business, and all other individuals who are officers, employees, directors, shareholders, partners, or other individuals associated with Workplace Compliance, Inc., from providing drug and alcohol testing services in any capacity to any DOT-regulated employer for a period of 5 years. Mr. Bennett and his company provided Medical Review Officer services to DOT-regulated employers directly and through other service agents when Mr. Bennett was not qualified to act as a Medical Review Officer.
- Click here for PIE listing
49 CFR Part 40 - November 20, 2008
- This amendment reinstates the requirement for direct observation collections for all return-to-duty and follow-up tests. This provision was stayed by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit effective November 1, 2008, but that stay was lifted on July 1, 2009. This amendment, therefore, restores language to the version that became a final rule on June 25, 2008.
49 CFR Part 40 - October 22, 2008
- On June 25, 2008, the Department issued a Final Rule amending, among other provisions, paragraph (b) of our section pertaining to urine specimen collections. This amendment required direct observation collections for all return-to-duty and follow-up tests. We sought additional comments to this provision on August 25, 2008. On October 22, 2008, the Department issued a notice responding to those comments. The Department did not change the amendment, and determined that the revised paragraph would go into effect, as scheduled, on November 1, 2008. On November 12, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- Circuit issued a stay of the revised paragraph (b). This document, therefore, returns the language of 49 CFR 40.67(b) that existed prior to the November 1, 2008, effective date pending further order of the Court.
49 CFR Part 40 - August 25, 2008
- The Department is issuing this notice to respond to comments on the amendment to 49 CFR 40.67(b) issued as part of a final rule on June 25, 2008. The Department is not changing this amendment, which will go into effect, as scheduled, on November 1, 2008. On November 1, 2008, direct observation collections will be required for all return-to-duty and follow-up DOT tests.
f 06/25/2008 - Final Rule
- The Department is changing the effective date for mandatory direct observation (DO) for follow-up and return-to-duty testing. DO for FU and RTD drug testing will remain an employer's option until November 1, 2008. The Department is also seeking comments [for 30 days] about whether DO for FU and RTD testing should be mandatory.
- The rest of the June 25, 2008, final rule goes into effect on August 25, 2008, as scheduled - including the new DO procedures which require observers to check for prosthetic and other devices when specimen collections are observed.
06/13/2008 - Interim Final Rule
- The Department of Transportation is amending certain provisions of its drug and alcohol testing procedures to change instructions to collectors, laboratories, medical review officers, and employers regarding adulterated, substituted, diluted, and invalid urine specimen results. These changes are intended to create consistency with specimen validity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to clarify and integrate some measures taken in two of our own Interim Final Rules. This Final Rule makes specimen validity testing mandatory within the regulated transportation industries.
09/11/2007 - Informational Notice
- The Office of the Secretary (OST) is amending its drug and alcohol testing procedures to authorize employers to disclose to State commercial driver licensing (CDL) authorities the drug and alcohol violations of employees who hold CDLs and operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), when a State law requires such reporting. This rule also permits thirdparty administrators (TPAs) to provide the same information to State CDL licensing authorities where State law requires the TPAs to do so for owneroperator CMV drivers with CDLs
- Click here to view the State Laws Reporting Matrix
01/11/2007 - Interim Final Rule
- The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) is taking action to rectify what may be a mischaracterization of some test results as being substituted specimens. In appropriate cases, ODAPC will reconsider the employee's original refusal result, when reported from September 1998 through May 2003, and based upon a ''substitution'' finding in a given numerical range.
08/23/2006 - Final Rule (effective 09/22/2006)
- The notice amends and updates the list of devices that conform to the Model Specifications for Screening Devices to Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids.
03/10/2006 - Notice of Proposed Rule Making
- Adding state-licensed or certified marriage and family therapists to the list of credentialed professionals eligible to serve as substance abuse professionals. There are also a series of technical amendments to the drug and alcohol testing procedural rule.
- Proposal to add state licensed and certified marriage and family therapists to the list of credentialed professionals eligible to serve as Substance Abuse Professionals.
2005 News Releases Print this page
FMCSA Proposes Rulemaking To Address Truckers' Hours-of-Service Regulations; Invites Public Comments
FMCSA 01-05 - (01/19/05)
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2004 News Releases Print this page
Latest Bus Safety and Consumer Information Now Available Online
Weekly News Digest - (09/17/04)
FMCSA Filing for Stay on HOS Action
Statement - (09/02/04)
Transportation Department To Review New Ways to Improve Motor Carrier Safety
FMCSA 12-04 - (08/20/04)
U.S. DOT Fines New Hampshire Motor Carriers For Violating Federal Safety Regulations
FMCSA 11-04 - (08/16/04)
FMCSA Fines Three Household Goods Carriers
FMCSA 10-04 - (08/05/04)
FMCSA Fines School Bus Contractors and Drivers
FMCSA 09-04 - (08/02/04)
FMCSA Administrator Responds to HOS Ruling
FMCSA 08-04 - (07/16/04)
FMCSA to Require Special Safety Permit For Carriers of Highly Hazardous Materials
FMCSA 07-04 - (06/30/04)
U.S. Transportation Department Shuts Down Unsafe Illinois Bus Company
FMCSA 06-04 - (05/14/04)
FMCSA Requires Minimum Safety Performance History For Hiring Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers
FMCSA 05-04 - (03/31/04)
FMCSA Establishes First Ever Training Requirements For Double, Triple Truck Operators, Driver-Instructors
FMCSA 04-04 - (03/31/04)
Enforcement of New Hours-of-Service Rules Begins Today; Truck Driver Education to Continue
FMCSA 03-04 - (03/04/04)
Trucker Calls Focused on Compliance
FMCSA 02-04 - (01/27/04)
U.S. Department of Transportation to Begin Safety Inspections of Truck Container Chassis
FMCSA 01-04 - (01/26/04)