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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AC50 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: Amendments to Modal Alcohol Testing Rules: Pre-Employment Testing 
Abstract: This rule would implement a recent statutory change required by the National Highway Systems Act of 1995, Section 342, to the existing pre-employment alcohol testing provisions. It would make pre-employment testing voluntary for employers. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 121    49 CFR 219    49 CFR 382    49 CFR 653    49 CFR 654   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 102    49 USC 301    49 USC 5331    49 USC 20140    49 USC 31306    49 USC 45101    49 USC 45106   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/09/1996  61 FR 21149   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/08/1996    
Final Action  04/00/1997    
Additional Information: This action involves four operating administrations: FAA, FHWA, FTA, and FRA. On May 10, 1995, (60 FR 24765) DOT suspended its pre-employment alcohol testing requirements after a court decision vacated the requirements of the FHWA alcohol testing rule.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Robert C Ashby
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202-366-4723
TDD Phone:202-755-7687
Email: bob.ashby@ost.dot.gov