[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 78275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30806]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

49 CFR Part 219

[Docket No. FRA-2001-11213, Notice No. 17]


Alcohol and Drug Testing: Determination of Minimum Random Testing 
Rates for 2014

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of determination.

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SUMMARY: According to data from FRA's Management Information System, 
the rail industry's random drug testing positive rate has remained 
below 1.0 percent for the last two years. FRA's Administrator has 
therefore determined that the minimum annual random drug testing rate 
for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, will remain 
at 25 percent of covered railroad employees. In addition, because the 
industry-wide random alcohol testing violation rate has remained below 
0.5 percent for the last two years, the Administrator has determined 
that the minimum random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent 
of covered railroad employees for the period January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014. Railroads remain free, as always, to conduct random 
testing at higher rates.

DATES: This notice of determination is effective December 26, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Powers, FRA Drug and Alcohol 
Program Manager, W38-105, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (telephone 202-493-6313); or 
Sam Noe, FRA Drug and Alcohol Program Specialist, (telephone 615-719-
2951).

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 20, 2013.
Karen J. Hedlund,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-30806 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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