DOT Publishes Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing Records

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Published in today’s Federal Register is an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting public comment on how DOT’s regulation for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the federally regulated transportation industry, 49 CFR Part 40, could be amended (1) to allow electronic signatures on documents required to be created and utilized under the regulations, (2) to be able to use electronic versions of forms, and (3) to electronically store forms.

The information received in response to this ANPRM will assist DOT in the development of proposed regulatory amendments intended to provide additional flexibility and reduced costs for the industry while maintaining the integrity and confidentiality requirements of the drug and alcohol testing regulations.

To read the Federal Register Notice in its entirety use this link

The comment period for the ANPRM closes on October 4, 2022.

Comments to the docket can be submitted using this link


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