FMCSA Announces Changes To Data Requirements on Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form and Alcohol Testing From- 19 Aug
To ensure that you’re prepared on January 6, 2020, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse becomes operational we wanted to inform you of upcoming changes the FMCSA has recently announced.
Required data for both Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Forms (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Forms (ATF) will be different beginning in 2020.
Current forms allow the use of either a driver’s social security number (SSN) or employee identification number (EIN) when completing a CCF or ATF. However, effective January 6, 2020, the FMCSA will require that drivers’ commercial driver’s license numbers be used instead of SSN or EIN when FMCSA-covered drivers’ positive drug or alcohol test results are reported to the Clearinghouse.
What does this mean for Employers, C/TPAs, Collectors and Alcohol Technicians?
- In accordance with 49 CFR 382.123(b), the person completing the CCF or the ATF must annotate the driver’s CDL number and State of Issuance in Step 1, Section C of the CCF or Step 1B of the ATF for each FMCSA-regulated test.
- If the employer or C/TPA does not provide the CDL and the State of Issuance, then the collector or alcohol technician should ask the driver for this information at the collection site.
- Even if the CDL number and State of Issuance is not listed on the CCF, the collector must send the controlled substance test specimen to the laboratory for testing.