Training for United States Coast Guard Regulated Alcohol Testing Programs – Commercial Vessel Operators
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The USCG regulations in 33 CFR Part 95 tell us the cutoff limit for under the influence of alcohol or a dangerous drug.
Section 95.020 of Part 33 states:
An individual is under the influence of alcohol or a dangerous drug when:
(a) The individual is operating a recreational vessel and has a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of .08 percent or more, by weight, in their blood;
(b) The individual is operating a vessel other than a recreational vessel and has an alcohol concentration of .04 percent by weight or more in their blood; or,
(c) The individual is operating any vessel and the effect of the intoxicant(s) consumed by the individual on the person’s manner, disposition, speech, muscular movement, general appearance or behavior is apparent by observation.
Current regulations concerning drug & alcohol testing under the USCG program are contained in 46 CFR Part 4 and and 46 CFR Part 16 and 33 CFR Part 95.
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