On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) provided guidance about the impact of COVID-19 on DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements for employers, employees, and service agents. On April 4, 2020, ODAPC provided supplemental information specific to performing remote evaluations by Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) and the re-qualification timelines for collectors, Medical Review Officers (MRO), Screening Test Technicians (STT) and Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT), and SAPs. As of December 09, 2020, ODAPC has extended the statement and it continues to be effective through June 30, 2021. Click here to view the updated guidance.
In This Issue
- PHMSA Reauthorization – PIPES Act 2020
- Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform
- Pipeline Information Collection Notice and Request for Comments
- Hazardous Liquid Rulemaking FAQ’s Released
- Midstream Facilities Draft FAQ’s Released
- Gas Transmission Rulemaking Draft FAQ’s Released
- PHMSA Posts 2021 Inspection Protocols
- New Underground Damage Prevention Authority in Alabama
- Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) Rulemaking on Natural Gas and LNG Facility Operators
- Virginia Proposed Rule: Professional Engineering Stamps for Gas Projects
- DOT COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing Statement of Enforcement Discretion for Substance Abuse Professionals and Service Agents
- DOT Pipeline Compliance Virtual Workshop
- 2021 Conference News
- What makes RCP’s online training different?