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?