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Archived Rulemaking: Control of Drug Use In Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operations

53-fr-47084.pdf (2.02 MB)

This final rule sets forth regulations to require operators of pipeline facilities, other than master meter systems, used for the transportation of natural gas or hazardous liquids and operators of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to have an anti-drug program for employees who perform certain sensitive safety-related functions covered by the pipeline safety regulations. Testing under these rules will be conducted prior to employment, after an accident, randomly, and on the basis of reasonable cause. In addition, these regulations require that an operator provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for conducting education and training regarding the effects and consequences of drug use. The rules are intended to ensure a drug-free, and hence safer, pipeline operations environment.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018