The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it is considering revising the regulations governing chemical (drug and alcohol) testing of mariners. In support of that effort, the agency would like input from stakeholders on issues related to the administration of chemical testing programs for mariners by mariner employers. In particular, the Coast Guard is interested in information regarding casualty data related to drug and alcohol use; recurrent training of supervisors; and immediate reporting for testing, among other issues. Comments should be submitted by March 20. 77 Fed. Reg. 2935 (January 20, 2012).

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