Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2020, Through December 31, 2020

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 245 (Friday, December 20, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 70261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27527]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered
Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2020, Through December
31, 2020
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and
alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2020,
through December 31, 2020, will remain at 25 percent of safety-
sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safety-
sensitive employees for random alcohol testing.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Vicky Dunne, Office of Aerospace
Medicine, Drug Abatement Division, Program Policy Branch (AAM-820),
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Room 806,
Washington, DC 20591; Telephone (202) 267-8442.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Discussion: Pursuant to 14 CFR 120.109(b), the FAA Administrator's
decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing
rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the
entire aviation industry. If the reported random drug test positive
rate is less than 1.00%, the Administrator may continue the minimum
random drug testing rate at 25%. In 2018, the random drug test positive
rate was 0.731%. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will
remain at 25% for calendar year 2020.
    Similarly, 14 CFR 120.217(c), requires the decision on the minimum
annual random alcohol testing rate to be based on the random alcohol
test violation rate. If the violation rate remains less than 0.50%, the
Administrator may continue the minimum random alcohol testing rate at
10%. In 2018, the random alcohol test violation rate was 0.099%.
Therefore, the minimum random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10%
for calendar year 2020.
    If you have questions about how the annual random testing
percentage rates are determined please refer to the Code of Federal
Regulations Title 14, section 120.109(b) (for drug testing), and
120.217(c) (for alcohol testing).
    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 17, 2019.
Michael A. Berry,
Federal Air Surgeon.
[FR Doc. 2019-27527 Filed 12-19-19; 8:45 am]
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