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ARSA Appeals to FAA on Alcohol and Drug Testing Requirements

ARSA and Six Other Organizations Appeals to FAA Against New Drug and Alcohol Test Expansion The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), along with six other aviation trade associations, has submitted a joint appeal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to withdraw its proposed rulemaking on extending drug and alcohol testing requirements to repair station personnel located outside the United States. The associations argue that the rulemaking is inconsistent with the Administrative Procedure Act’s requirement for regulations to have a rational basis. The groups contend that the proposed rule unfairly targets foreign nationals by imposing regulations not applied to U.S. citizens performing similar work abroad. They also highlight that the rule would require international certificate holders to seek exemptions whenever their country’s laws conflict with U.S. requirements, a task for which maintenance professionals are not equipped.

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