Controlled Substances Testing; Removal of Foreign Implementation Date
Final rule; removal of compliance date.
The Federal Highway Administration announces the removal of the compliance date from regulations governing drug testing of foreign- based employees of foreign-domiciled motor carriers. On February 15, 1994, the FHWA published a notice of proposed rulemaking which proposed to begin controlled substances and alcohol testing of foreign-based employees of foreign-domiciled employers under 49 CFR part 382 on January 1, 1996. But 49 CFR part 391 requires foreign-based employees of foreign-domiciled employers to implement controlled substances testing effective January 2, 1995. The removal of the compliance date in part 391 is to allow completion of the part 382 rulemaking process initiated in compliance with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. Also the delay will allow negotiation with foreign governments to continue in an orderly and effective fashion.