Equipment to Determine Blood Alcohol Content
[37 Pa.B. 5435]
[Saturday, October 6, 2007]
The Department of Health (Department) has approved the following equipment for determining the alcohol content of blood by analysis of a person's breath. This list of approved equipment replaces the previous list published at 34 Pa.B. 4204 (August 7, 2004) and is published under the authority contained in the Motor Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § 1547(c)(1) (relating to chemical testing to determine amount of alcohol or controlled substance), the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 5125(c)(1) (relating to chemical testing to determine amount of alcohol or controlled substance), the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § 2502(c) (relating to chemical test to determine amount of alcohol) and The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 532).
Equipment approved under this notice may be used by law enforcement officials to obtain test results which will be admissible in evidence in any summary or criminal proceeding in which the defendant is charged with a violation of 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802 (relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance), any other violation of the Vehicle Code arising out of the same action, 30 Pa.C.S. § 5502 (relating to operating watercraft under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), any other violation of the Fish and Boat Code arising out of the same action, 34 Pa.C.S. § 2501 (relating to hunting or furtaking prohibited while under influence of alcohol or controlled substance) or any other violation of the Game and Wildlife Code arising out of the same action. Law enforcement agencies should determine that an approved training program in the use of the equipment is available in accordance with the previously referenced statutes before purchasing any of the devices contained on this list.
The approval of equipment by the Department is based on the evaluation of the equipment by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States Department of Transportation. Equipment which met the Federal requirements was published at 71 FR 37159 (June 29, 2006) as a Conforming Products List. The list contained in this notice is based on that Conforming Products List.
Instruments marked with an asterisk meet the model specifications detailed in 49 FR 48854 (December 14, 1984) (that is, instruments tested at breath alcohol concentrations of 0.000, 0.050, 0.101 and 0.151 gram of alcohol per 210 liters of air). Instruments not marked with an asterisk meet the model specifications detailed in 58 FR 48705 (September 17, 1993), and were tested at breath alcohol concentrations of 0.000, 0.020, 0.040, 0.080 and 0.160 gram of alcohol per 210 liters of air. The amended specifications that were published on September 17, 1993, added a test for the presence of alcohol to include other low molecular weight alcohols including methyl and isopropyl. Instruments whose precision and accuracy have been evaluated in the latter concentration range (that is, devices not marked with an asterisk) should be used when reliable results are required at blood concentrations below 0.050%.
The NHTSA also evaluates equipment to determine if it must be operated at fixed locations (that is, nonmobile equipment) or can be transported to nonfixed operational sites in the field (mobile equipment). Equipment on the list is approved for mobile and/or nonmobile operation unless otherwise specified.
The NHTSA's amended Conforming Products List published at 71 FR 37159 (June 29, 2006), includes seven additional devices. The seven additional devices are: 1) the Draeger Safety Alcotest Model 6510; 2) the Draeger Safety Alcotest Model 6810; 3) the Guth Laboratories Alcotector BAC-100; 4) the Guth Laboratories Alcotector C2H5OH; 5) the Intoximeters Alco-Sensor FST; 6) the Lifeloc Technologies EV30; and 7) the National Patent Analytical Systems DataMaster DMT. These devices all meet the requirements for both mobile and nonmobile operation and are so designated in the list which follows.
Law enforcement agencies that plan to utilize a device which does not appear on the following list should contact the manufacturer of the equipment to verify that it has been evaluated by NHTSA and found by NHTSA to meet NHTSA's performance requirements. If a device is approved by NHTSA after the date of this publication, the manufacturer of the device will need to forward documentation of NHTSA acceptability to Dr. M. Jeffery Shoemaker at the address given so that the Department has information sufficient to enable it to publish a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin identifying the device as breath testing equipment approved by the Department.
In order to facilitate accessibility to information concerning breath alcohol testing devices which are approved for law enforcement purposes in this Commonwealth, the Department will publish revisions of this list of equipment annually as notices in the Pennsylvania Bulletin in addition to publishing a notice of a newly approved device when the necessary information is provided to the Department. This practice will be implemented in 2008 and will proceed even if an updated conforming products list has not appeared in the Federal Register since the Department's last annual publication of approved breath testing devices.
Inquiries concerning this notice may be directed to M. Jeffery Shoemaker, Ph.D., Director, Division of Chemistry and Toxicology, Bureau of Laboratories, Department of Health, P. O. Box 500, Exton, PA 19341-0500, (610) 280-3464, Ext. 3229.
Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact Dr. Shoemaker at the previously referenced address or phone number. Persons who are speech or hearing impaired may use V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).
Conforming Products List of Evidential Breath Measurement Devices
Manufacturer and Model Mobile Nonmobile Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: Alert J3AD* X X Alert J4X.ec X X PBA3000C X X BAC Systems, Inc., Ontario, Canada: Breath Analysis Computer* X X CAMEC Ltd., North Shields, Tyne and Ware, England: IR Breath Analyzer* X X CMI, Inc., Owensboro, KY: Intoxilyzer 200 X X Intoxilyzer 200D X X Intoxilyzer 300 X X Intoxilyzer 400 X X Intoxilyzer 400PA X X Intoxilyzer 1400 X X Intoxilyzer 4011* X X Intoxilyzer 4011A* X X Intoxilyzer 4011AS* X X Intoxilyzer 4011AS-A* X X Intoxilyzer 4011AS-AQ* X X Intoxilyzer 4011AW* X X Intoxilyzer 4011A27-10100* X X Intoxilyzer 4011A27-10100 with filter* X X Intoxilyzer 5000 X X Intoxilyzer 5000 (w/Cal. Vapor Re-Circ.) X X Intoxilyzer 5000 (w/3/8" ID hose option) X X Intoxilyzer 5000CD X X Intoxilyzer 5000CD/FG5 X X Intoxilyzer 5000EN X X Intoxilyzer 5000 (CAL DOJ) X X Intoxilyzer 5000 (VA) X X Intoxilyzer 8000 X X Intoxilyzer PAC 1200* X X Intoxilyzer S-D2 X X Intoxilyzer S-D5 X X Draeger Safety, Inc., Durango, CO: Alcotest 6510 X X Alcotest 6810 X X Alcotest 7010* X X Alcotest 7110* X X Alcotest 7110 MKIII X X Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C X X Alcotest 7410 X X Alcotest 7410 Plus X X Breathalyzer 900* X X Breathalyzer 900A* X X Breathalyzer 900BG* X X Breathalyzer 7410 X X Breathalyzer 7410-II X X Gall's Inc., Lexington, KY: Alcohol Detection System-A.D.S. 500 X X Guth Laboratories, Inc., Harrisburg, PA Alcotector BAC-100 X X Alcotector C2H5OH X X Intoximeters, Inc., St. Louis, MO: Photo Electric Intoximeter* -- X GC Intoximeter MK II* X X GC Intoximeter MK IV* X X Auto Intoximeter* X X Intoximeter 3000* X X Intoximeter 3000 (rev B1)* X X Intoximeter 3000 (rev B2)* X X Intoximeter 3000 (rev B2A)* X X Intoximeter 3000 (rev B2A) w/FM option* X X Intoximeter 3000 (Fuel Cell)* X X Intoximeter 3000D* X X Intoximeter 3000DFC* X X Alcomonitor -- X Alcomonitor CC X X Alco-Sensor III X X Alco-Sensor III (Enhanced with Serial Numbers above 1,200,000) X X Alco-Sensor IV X X Alco-Sensor IV-XL X X Alco-Sensor AZ X X Alco-Sensor FST X X RBT-AZ X X RBT III X X RBT III-A X X RBT-IV X X RBT-IV with CEM (cell enhancement module) X X Intox EC/IR X X Intox EC/IR II X X Portable Intox EC/IR X X Komyo Kitagawa, Kogyo, K.K.: Alcolyzer DPA-2* X X Breath Alcohol Meter PAM 101B* X X Lifeloc Technologies, Inc. (formerly Lifeloc, Inc.) Wheat Ridge, CO: PBA 3000-B X X PBA 3000-P* X X PBA 3000-C X X Alcohol Data Sensor X X Phoenix EV 30 X X FC 10 X X FC 20 X X Lion Laboratories, Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, UK: Alcolmeter 300 X X Alcolmenter 400 X X Alcolmeter SD-2* X X Alcolmeter EBA* X X Intoxilyzer 200 X X Intoxilyzer 200D X X Intoxilyzer 1400 X X Intoxilyzer 5000 CD/FG5 X X Intoxilyzer 5000 EN X X Luckey Laboratories, San Bernardino, CA: Alco-Analyzer 1000* -- X Alco-Analyzer 2000* -- X National Draeger, Inc., Durango, CO: Alcotest 7010* X X Alcotest 7110* X X Alcotest 7110 MKIII X X Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C X X Alcotest 7410 X X Alcotest 7410 Plus X X Breathalyzer 900* X X Breathalyzer 900A* X X Breathalyzer 900BG* X X Breathalyzer 7410 X X Breathalyzer 7410-II X X National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc., Mansfield, OH: BAC DataMaster (with or without the Delta-1 accessory) X X BAC Verifier DataMaster (with or without the Delta-1 accessory) X X DataMaster cdm (with or without the Delta-1 accessory) X X DataMaster DMT X X Omicron Systems, Palo Alto, CA: Intoxilyzer 4011* X X Intoxilyzer 4011AW* X X Plus 4 Engineering, Minturn, CO: 5000 Plus 4* X X Seres, Paris, France: Alco Master X X Alcopro X X Siemans-Allis, Cherry Hill, NJ: Alcomat* X X Alcomat F* X X Smith and Wesson Electronics, Springfield, MA: Breathalyzer 900* X X Breathalyzer 900A* X X Breathalyzer 1000* X X Breathalyzer 2000* X X Breathalyzer 2000 (Non-Humidity Sensor)* X X Sound-Off Inc., Hudsonville, MI: AlcoData X X Seres Alco Master X X Seres Alcopro X X Stephenson Corp.: Breathalyzer 900* X X U.S. Alcohol Testing, Inc./Protection Devices, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Alco-Analyzer 1000 -- X Alco-Analyzer 2000 -- X Alco-Analyzer 2100 X X Verax Systems, Inc., Fairport, NY: BAC Verifier* X X BAC Verifier Datamaster X X BAC Verifier Datamaster II* X X
CALVIN B. JOHNSON, M. D., M.P.H.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1844. Filed for public inspection October 5, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]
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