Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2014, Through December 31, 2014, 77196 [2013-30332]

Download as PDF 77196 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2014, Through December 31, 2014 Issued in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013. Frederick E. Tilton, Federal Air Surgeon. [FR Doc. 2013–30332 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: ACTION: Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2013–0059] Notice. The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, will remain at 25 percent of safety-sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safetysensitive employees for random alcohol testing. SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 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 2012, the random drug test positive rate was 0.456%. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 25% for calendar year 2014. 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 2012, the random alcohol test violation rate was 0.132%. Therefore, the minimum random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10% for calendar year 2014. 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. AGENCY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an information collection. 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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, 2014, Through December 
31, 2014

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, 2014, 
through December 31, 2014, 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.
    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 2012, the random drug test positive 
rate was 0.456%. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will 
remain at 25% for calendar year 2014.
    Similarly, 14 CFR Sec.  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 2012, the random alcohol test violation rate 
was 0.132%. Therefore, the minimum random alcohol testing rate will 
remain at 10% for calendar year 2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 November 4, 2013.
Frederick E. Tilton,
Federal Air Surgeon.
[FR Doc. 2013-30332 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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