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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB18 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (MAP-21) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would create a central database for verified positive controlled substances and alcohol test results for commercial driver´s license (CDL) holders and refusals by such drivers to submit to testing. This rulemaking would require employers of CDL holders and service agents to report positive test results and refusals to test into the Clearinghouse. Prospective employers, acting on an application for a CDL driver position with the applicant´s written consent to access the Clearinghouse, would query the Clearinghouse to determine if any specific information about the driver applicant is in the Clearinghouse before allowing the applicant to be hired and to drive CMVs. This rulemaking is intended to increase highway safety by ensuring CDL holders, who have tested positive or have refused to submit to testing, have completed the U.S. DOT´s return-to-duty process before driving CMVs in interstate or intrastate commerce. It is also intended to ensure that employers are meeting their drug and alcohol testing responsibilities. Additionally, provisions in this rulemaking would also be responsive to requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act. MAP-21 required creation of the Clearinghouse by 10/1/14. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 382    49 CFR 383    49 CFR 384    49 CFR 391   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 31306   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Clearinghouse required to be established by 10/01/2014.   10/01/2014 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/20/2014  79 FR 9703   
Comment Period End  04/21/2014  79 FR 9703   
Comment Period End  04/22/2014  79 FR 22467   
Comment Period Extended  04/22/2014  79 FR 22467   
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: MAP-21 included provisions for a Drug and Alcohol Test Clearinghouse that affect this rulemaking.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Juan Moya
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4844