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Notice of Proposed Rule Making – NPRM 0703SS

Drug and Alcohol Testing Programme for the Aviation Industry - Proposed Part 99 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)

Objectives of the proposed Part 99 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)

The objective of this proposal is to twofold:

  • create legislation to enable CASA to require certain aviation industry participants to have in place a drug and alcohol management plan in the interests of the safety of air navigation.
  • proposed regulations will also allow for the random testing of personnel undertaking safety-sensitive aviation activities for alcohol and specified drugs.

Key proposed changes

  • Introduction by regulation of a Drug and Alcohol Testing Programme for personnel undertaking safety-sensitive aviation activities in the Australian aviation industry, with DAMPS to be managed by industry, and audited by CASA, and an independent random testing regime managed by CASA;
  • That regulations should give effect to the proposal as described in section 2.4 of this NPRM - safety sensitive aviation activities;
  • That regulations should give effect to the proposal as described in section 2.5 of this NPRM - testable drugs.

How to respond

Comment period now closed

27 August 2007 (comment period now closed) by one of the following means:

  • Online response form (preferred method)
  • Fax Regulatory Documentation Coordinator 1800 653 897 (free call) or international +612 6217 1691
  • Post (no stamp required in Australia)
    Reply Paid 2005
    Regulatory Documentation Coordinator
    CASA’s Regulatory Development Management Branch
    Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
  • Email (use the response format in the NPRM) nprm0703SS@casa.gov.au

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Additional information

Contact Mike Higgins, Drug and Alcohol Project Manager

Email mike.higgins@casa.gov.au