Stand-down waiver provision. Part 382Controlled Substances And Alcohol Use And Testing. Subpart AGeneral.
(a) Employers are prohibited from standing employees down, except consistent with a waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as required under this section.
(b) An employer subject to this part who seeks a waiver from the prohibition against standing down an employee before the MRO has completed the verification process shall follow the procedures in 49 CFR 40.21. The employer must send a written request, which includes all of the information required by that section to the Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
(c) The final decision whether to grant or deny the application for a waiver will be made by the Administrator or the Administrator's designee.
(d) After a decision is signed by the Administrator or the Administrator's designee, the employer will be sent a copy of the decision, which will include the terms and conditions for the waiver or the reason for denying the application for a waiver.
(e) Questions regarding waiver applications should be directed to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Enforcement and Compliance (MC-EC), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
(Authority: 49 U.S.C. 102, 301, 322, 5331, 20140, 31306, and 45101 et seq. ; 49 U.S.C. 322.)
[72 FR 55700, Oct. 1, 2007]