On June 30, 2022 (87 FR 39039), the Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice in the federal register requesting comments on the actions and recommendations contained in the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled “DOT Has Taken Steps to Verify and Publicize Drug and Alcohol Testing Data but Should Do More” published in March of 2021 The report examines how the DOT uses drug and alcohol testing data, how DOT verifies that data are reliable, and whether DOT follows key actions for transparently reporting drug and alcohol testing data. The drug and alcohol testing data are primarily used by the DOT modal administrations and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to determine the random testing rate(s) for safety-sensitive employees in each industry each year. DOT also requests information from potential users in the public to determine if there is a broader audience for the public data, consistent with key actions for open government data. Comments on this notice must be received on or before August 1, 2022.
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