Pipeline Drug Testing; Random Testing Rate
Notice of minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing.
Each year pipeline operators randomly select employees to test for prohibited drugs. The number of selections may not be less than the minimum annual percentage rate we determine, either 50 percent or 25 percent of covered employees, based on the industry's positive rate of random tests. In accordance with applicable standards, we have determined that the positive rate of random drug tests reported by operators this year for testing done in calendar year 2001 is less than 1.0 percent. (See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.) Therefore, in calendar year 2003, the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing is 25 percent of covered employees.
67 FR 78388