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Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Interim final rule

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is amending a provision of its drug and alcohol testing procedures to change the instructions to medical review officers (MROs) with respect to reporting specimens as dilute or substituted. The change is based on the Department’s experience since the adoption of its current rule and new scientific information on the subject. This rule is effective May 28, 2003. Comments on the interim final rule should be submitted by August 26, 2003. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. The full interim final rule revisions can be downloaded from RCP’s website here through the DOT Gateway.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, 400 7th Street, SW., Room 10424, Washington, DC, 20590, 202-366-9310 (voice), 202-366-9313 (fax), or (e-mail) or Ken Edgell, Acting Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC), 400 7th Street, SW., Room 10403, Washington, DC 20590, 202-366-3784 (voice), 202-366-3897 (fax), or (e-mail).