- May 2, 2023 - The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule that authorizes employers to use oral fluid drug testing as an alternative testing methodology to urine drug testing, among other changes. More information and a link to the final rule.
- January 4, 2022 — The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has granted an extension for using the 2017 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF) for urine specimens until August 31, 2023. With this extension, either the 2020 Federal CCF or the expired 2017 Federal CCF may be used for urine specimens collected for federal workplace drug testing programs and those collected for testing under the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. With this change, the use of the 2017 Federal CCF is now permitted (as of November 23, 2021) without a memorandum for the record (MFR). The use of the 2017 Federal CCF for specimens collected prior to that date requires an MFR.
- April 24, 2019 — On April 23, 2019, the DOT published a final rule in the Federal Register (PDF) that makes minor technical corrections to 49 CFR part 40 and harmonizes FAA, FTA, and PHMSA regulations with 49 CFR part 40 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.
- September 27, 2018 — On July 18, 2018, FAA published a new Prompt Settlement Policy in the Federal Register (PDF) that allows commercial pilots who are first-time violators of the drug and alcohol testing regulations to more quickly assume commercial flight crewmember duties. More information on the Prompt Settlement Policy.
- December 20, 2017 — Drug Abatement Advisory Circular (AC) published: Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program for Apparent Violations of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations, AC 120-117
- December 18, 2017 — DOT Notice: Employee Reminder of DOT testing for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone), effective January 1, 2018
- November 13, 2017 — The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a 49 CFR part 40 final rule that, among other items, adds four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone) to its drug testing panel. To learn about this new rule, read the Federal Register (PDF) and review the DOT's information Notices:
- November 19, 2015 — DOT Notice: Use of the Electronic Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (eCCF) by Urine Specimen Collectors for the U.S. DOT Drug Testing Program (PDF)
- April 13, 2015 — DOT Notice on Electronic Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (PDF)
- March 31, 2015 — State Initiatives on Legalization of Marijuana for Recreational or Medicinal Use (PDF)
- December 3, 2012 — DOT Notice on Recreational Marijuana (PDF)
- October 22, 2009 — DOT Notice on Medical Marijuana (PDF)
- December 12, 1996 — Marijuana: Medical Use Under California Proposition 215 and Arizona Proposition 200; Hemp Containing Products (PDF)
Last updated: Friday, May 12, 2023