2014 Drug & Alcohol Testing ANPRM
Foreign entities submitting comments to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) should be sure to provide detailed answers to the following questions by the FAA:
- Which drugs are most misused in a particular country? If testing programs exist, are they administered by a national regulatory authority? Are industry participants required to establish such programs under the country’s laws and regulations, or does industry do that voluntarily?
- Should the program require testing for the same drugs the FAA requires tests for in the United States? At what concentrations should alcohol and drug tests be considered “positive?”
- Does a particular country allow or require random drug and/or alcohol testing? If so, what is the process?
- If a country does not allow or require random drug and/or alcohol testing, are there laws that prohibit random testing? What other methods might successfully deter employees from misusing drugs or alcohol while performing safety-sensitive duties, or within a certain period of time before performing such duties? How would such misuse be detected?
- What are the standards that employees who have violated drug and alcohol regulations should meet before they are allowed to return to performing safety-sensitive maintenance work?