Allegiant Air Facing FAA Penalty for Drug and Alcohol Regulation Violations

Allegiant Air Facing FAA Penalty for Drug and Alcohol Regulation Violations
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May 29, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $266,375 civil penalty against Allegiant Air for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The FAA alleges that Allegiant failed to include in its random drug and alcohol testing pools 25 employees that it hired or transferred into safety-sensitive positions.

According to the FAA, eleven of the employees in question performed safety-sensitive duties on multiple occasions when they were not in the random testing pools.

The FAA also alleges that another Allegiant employee's follow-up test was not directly observed after a previous positive drug test result as required by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. That employee allegedly performed multiple safety-sensitive duties following the improperly observed test.

Allegiant is scheduled to meet with the FAA in mid-June to discuss the violations.

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