Coast Guard Sets Minimum Random Drug Testing Rate
Due to results of random drug tests analyzed by the Coast Guard, RADM Paul Pluta has announced that the random drug testing rate will remain at 50 percent of covered crewmen in 2002. An evaluation of the 2000 Management
Information System data collection forms submitted by marine employers determined that random drug testing on covered crewmen in 2000 resulted in positive test results 1.81 percent of the time. The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002. Please note that 2001 MIS reports must be submitted no later than March 15, 2002.