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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 120.117 

If you . . . 

And you opt to conduct your own drug 
program, you must . . . 

(iii) Meet the requirements of this sub-

part as if you were an employer. 

(d)  Obtaining an Antidrug and Alcohol 

Misuse Prevention Program Operations 
Specification.  
(1) To obtain an Antidrug 
and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Pro-
gram Operations Specification, you 
must contact your FAA Principal Op-
erations Inspector or Principal Mainte-
nance Inspector. Provide him/her with 
the following information: 

(i) Company name. 
(ii) Certificate number. 
(iii) Telephone number. 
(iv) Address where your drug and al-

cohol testing program records are kept. 

(v) Whether you have 50 or more safe-

ty-sensitive employees, or 49 or fewer 
safety-sensitive employees. (Part 119 
certificate holders with authority to 
operate only under part 121 of this 
chapter are not required to provide this 
information.) 

(2) You must certify on your Anti-

drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention 
Program Operations Specification 
issued by your FAA Principal Oper-
ations Inspector or Principal Mainte-
nance Inspector that you will comply 
with this part and 49 CFR part 40. 

(3) You are required to obtain only 

one Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Pre-
vention Program Operations Specifica-
tion to satisfy this requirement under 
this part. 

(4) You must update the Antidrug 

and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Pro-
gram Operations Specification when 
any changes to the information con-
tained in the Operation Specification 
occur. 

(e)  Register your Drug and Alcohol 

Testing Program by obtaining a Letter of 
Authorization from the FAA in accord-
ance with § 91.147. 
(1) A drug and alcohol 
testing program is considered reg-
istered when the following information 
is submitted to the Flight Standards 
District Office nearest your principal 
place of business: 

(i) Company name. 
(ii) Telephone number. 
(iii) Address where your drug and al-

cohol testing program records are kept. 

(iv) Type of safety-sensitive func-

tions you or your employees perform 

(such as flight instruction duties, air-
craft dispatcher duties, maintenance or 
preventive maintenance duties, ground 
security coordinator duties, aviation 
screening duties, air traffic control du-
ties). 

(v) Whether you have 50 or more cov-

ered employees, or 49 or fewer covered 
employees. 

(vi) A signed statement indicating 

that your company will comply with 
this part and 49 CFR part 40. 

(2) This Letter of Authorization will 

satisfy the requirements for both your 
drug testing program under this sub-
part and your alcohol testing program 
under subpart F of this part. 

(3) Update the Letter of Authoriza-

tion information as changes occur. 
Send the updates to the Flight Stand-
ards District Office nearest your prin-
cipal place of business. 

(4) If you are a part 119 certificate 

holder with authority to operate under 
parts 121 or 135 and intend to begin op-
erations as defined in § 91.147 of this 
chapter, you must also advise the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration, Office of 
Aerospace Medicine, Drug Abatement 
Division (AAM–800), 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. 

(f)  Obtaining a Drug and Alcohol Test-

ing Program Registration from the FAA. 
(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) 
and (e) of this section, to obtain a Drug 
and Alcohol Testing Program Registra-
tion from the FAA, you must submit 
the following information to the Office 
of Aerospace Medicine, Drug Abate-
ment Division: 

(i) Company name. 
(ii) Telephone number. 
(iii) Address where your drug and al-

cohol testing program records are kept. 

(iv) Type of safety-sensitive func-

tions you or your employees perform 
(such as flight instruction duties, air-
craft dispatcher duties, maintenance or 
preventive maintenance duties, ground 
security coordinator duties, aviation 
screening duties, air traffic control du-
ties). 

(v) Whether you have 50 or more cov-

ered employees, or 49 or fewer covered 
employees. 

(vi) A signed statement indicating 

that: your company will comply with 
this part and 49 CFR part 40; and you 

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