CASR Part 99 - Drug and alcohol management plans and testing
Part 99 of CASR gives effect to Part IV of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, by establishing a framework for the development of drug and alcohol management plans (DAMPs) covering persons involved in safety sensitive aviation activities (SSAAs) and a regime for random drug and alcohol tests conducted by or on behalf of CASA.
Who Part 99 affects
Post-implementation review (PIR)
Part 99 commenced in 2008. Shortly after implementation, CASA introduced exemptions to alleviate some unintended consequences of the regulations – these included exemptions for foreign operators and micro-businesses from the full requirements of Part 99, and exemptions from testing requirement standards in areas outside of capital cities.
CASA then commenced preliminary PIR assessments in late 2012 to discuss implementation issues with key industry stakeholders. Following these discussions, Standards Development project SS 13/03 was approved in March 2013 to formalise the PIR of Subpart 99.B.
Any amendments will be developed in close consultation with industry and issued in draft form for public comment. CASA will send notification via the Consultation and rule making mailing list when proposed amendments are available for public consultation.
CASA has identified several technical issues with the operation of Subpart 99.C, which deals with the conduct of AOD tests by CASA officers. Through Standards Development project SS 14/03, CASA proposes to amend Subpart 99.C to correct these issues and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the AOD testing scheme.
Part 99 can be found in volume 3 of the CASR 1998.
Legislative Instrument CASA AOD 2008/2 - Drug and alcohol testing was registered on 23 September 2008. This instrument lists the testable drugs for the purposes of Part IV of the Civil Aviation Act 1988.
The Part 99 history includes project and consultation activities conducted in relation to Part 99.
View the Key Proposals for the initial development of Part 99.