219.901 Retention of alcohol and drug testing records.§ 219.901 Retention of alcohol and drug testing records.
(a) General. (1) In addition to the records part 40 of this title requires keeping, a railroad must also maintain alcohol and drug misuse prevention program records in a secure location with controlled access under this section's requirements.
(2) A railroad must maintain for two years, rather than one year, the records to which § 40.333(a)(4) of this title applies (i.e., records of negative and cancelled drug test results and alcohol test results with a concentration of less than 0.02). A railroad may maintain legible and accessible scanned or electronic copies of these records for the second year.
(b) Records maintained for a minimum of five years. Each railroad must maintain the following records for a minimum of five years:
(1) A summary record or the individual files of each regulated employee's test results; and
(2) A copy of the annual report summarizing the results of its alcohol and drug misuse prevention program (if required to submit the report under § 219.800(a)).
(c) Records maintained for a minimum of two years. Each railroad must maintain the following records for a minimum of two years:
(1) Records related to the collection process:
(i) Collection logbooks, if used;
(ii) Documents relating to the random selection process, including the railroad's approved random testing plan and FRA's approval letter for that plan;
(iii) Documents generated in connection with decisions to administer Federal reasonable suspicion or reasonable cause alcohol or drug tests;
(iv) Documents generated in connection with decisions on post-accident testing; and
(v) Documents verifying the existence of a medical explanation for the inability of a regulated employee to provide an adequate specimen;
(2) Records related to test results:
(i) The railroad's copy of the alcohol test form, including the results of the test;
(ii) The railroad's copy of the drug test custody and control form, including the results of the test;
(iii) Documents related to any regulated employee's refusal to submit to an alcohol or drug test required under this part; and
(iv) Documents a regulated employee presented to dispute the result of an alcohol or drug test administered under this part;
(3) Records related to other violations of this part; and
(4) Records related to employee training:
(i) Materials on alcohol and drug abuse awareness, including a copy of the railroad's policy on alcohol and drug abuse;
(ii) Documentation of compliance with the requirements of § 219.23; and
(iii) Documentation of training (including attendance records and training materials) the railroad provided to supervisors for the purpose of qualifying the supervisors to make a determination concerning the need for reasonable suspicion or post-accident alcohol and drug testing.[81 FR 37942, June 10, 2016]