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Modifications to Drug and Alcohol Data Collection Forms

[Docket DOT-OST-2008-0088]

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has made technical amendments to its drug and alcohol testing procedures to authorize employers to begin using the updated U.S. DOT Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) and the Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection Form. The ATF and MIS were updated to include an updated Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement, the current address of the Department, and new DOT form numbers. Additional instructions on the reverse side of Page 3 of the ATF require that tamper evident tape must not obscure the printed information. Also, the legends in the test result boxes on the front of the ATF were adjusted and printed in a smaller font so they don’t obscure test results printed directly on the ATF. Other than these changes, the content and format of ATF from the previous versions remain the same.

The Department recognizes that employers and alcohol testing technicians may currently have a large supply of old ATFs. To avoid unnecessarily wasting these forms, the Department will permit the use of the old ATF until supplies are exhausted, but the old ATF must not be used beyond August 1, 2010. Employers are authorized to begin using the updated ATF immediately.

For further information contact: Bohdan Baczara, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-3784 (voice), (202) 366-3897 (fax), or email