Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2018, Through December 31, 2018, 58675 [2017-26844]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices Methodology Applicants will email the completed application to FLO’s PDF program manager. Susan Frost, Director, Family Liaison Office, Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–26827 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–15–P rate will remain at 10% for calendar year 2018. 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). Michael A. Berry, Federal Air Surgeon. [FR Doc. 2017–26844 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE P Federal Aviation Administration Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2018, Through December 31, 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, will remain at 25 percent of safety-sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safetysensitive 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 drng 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 2016, the random drug test positive rate was 0.610%. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 25% for calendar year 2018. Similarly, 14 CFR 120.2 17(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 2016, the random alcohol test violation rate was 0.121%. Therefore, the minimum random alcohol testing sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. Jkt 244001 This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. 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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, 2018, Through December 
31, 2018

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, 2018, 
through December 31, 2018, 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 drng 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 2016, the random drug test positive 
rate was 0.610%. Therefore, the minimum random drug testing rate will 
remain at 25% for calendar year 2018.
    Similarly, 14 CFR 120.2 17(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 2016, the random alcohol test violation rate was 0.121%. 
Therefore, the minimum random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10% 
for calendar year 2018.

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).

Michael A. Berry,
Federal Air Surgeon.
[FR Doc. 2017-26844 Filed 12-12-17; 8:45 am]
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