Final Rule: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.
- This Final Rule makes Direct Observation collection procedures mandatory for all return-to-duty and follow-up drug testing.
- This provision had been stayed by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; but that stay was lifted on July 1, 2009, following the Court’s unanimous decision to uphold the Department’s position in this matter.
- This amendment, therefore, restores the language of 49 CFR 40.67(b) to the version that became a final rule on June 25, 2008.
- The Final Rule’s effective date is August 31, 2009.