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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC80 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Mechanical Employees 
Abstract:

This rule responds to section 8102 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act), which requires DOT to expand its drug and alcohol testing regulations to cover all employees of railroad carriers who perform mechanical activities. This rule would also define the term, "mechanical activities," as the statute requires.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 219   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-271, sec. 8102   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  The SUPPORT Act requires DOT to expand its drug and alcohol testing regulations to cover all employees of railroad carriers who perform mechanical activities.  09/28/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: The SUPPORT Act requires DOT to expand its drug and alcohol testing regulations to cover all employees of railroad carriers who perform mechanical activities.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amanda Maizel
Attorney Adviser
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014
Email: amanda.maizel@dot.gov