DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Approved Prearrest and Evidential Breath Testing Devices
[42 Pa.B. 82]
[Saturday, January 7, 2012]
The Department of Health (Department) has statutory authority to approve both prearrest and evidential breath testing devices for use by law enforcement officials to determine the alcohol content of blood by analysis of a person's breath. This notice contains the combined lists of prearrest breath testing devices and evidential breath testing devices.
The Department approves prearrest breath testing devices as required under 28 Pa. Code §§ 5.101—5.104 (relating to equipment to determine blood alcohol content under the Vehicle Code and the Fish and Boat Code). Authority to promulgate these regulations is contained in the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § 1547(k) (relating to chemical testing to determine amount of alcohol or controlled substance), the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 5125(k) (relating to chemical testing to determine amount of alcohol or controlled substance), the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § 2502(j) (relating to chemical test to determine amount of alcohol), and section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 532(g)).
Prearrest breath testing devices approved under this authority may be used by police officers, waterways patrolmen and officers enforcing the Vehicle Code, the Fish and Boat Code and the Game and Wildlife Code in conducting preliminary determinations of the alcohol content of blood of persons suspected of driving, boating, hunting or furtaking, while under the influence of alcohol. Officers and patrolmen use these devices to assist them in determining whether or not a person should be placed under arrest for violation of 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802 (relating to driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), for violation of 30 Pa.C.S. § 5502 (relating to operating watercraft under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), for violation of 34 Pa.C.S. § 2501 (relating to hunting or furtaking prohibited while under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), or for any other criminal offense under the Vehicle Code, the Fish and Boat Code or the Game and Wildlife Code, which involves operating a vehicle or boat, hunting or furtaking while under the influence of alcohol.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States Department of Transportation published model specifications for Screening Devices to Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids at 59 FR 39382 (August 2, 1994). These specifications established performance criteria and methods for testing alcohol screening devices using either breath or bodily fluids such as saliva to measure blood alcohol content. The NHTSA established these specifications to support state laws and the United States Department of Transportation's workplace alcohol testing program. The Department has elected to use the NHTSA criteria for approving devices for the pre-arrest testing of a person's breath to determine the alcohol content of the person's blood.
The NHTSA published a conforming products list of alcohol screening devices at 72 FR 4559 (January 31, 2007). The breath testing devices included in this Federal approval list have been incorporated into the list in this notice. Since this notice lists only those devices which test breath, items on the NHTSA list that test saliva or other bodily fluids are not included in this notice.
Additionally, there are a number of breath testing devices on this list of approved equipment that may be used as both prearrest and evidential testing devices. Any device on this list that was evaluated using the 1993 Model Specifications for Evidential Breath Testers (see 58 FR 48705 (September 17, 1993)) also fully meets the requirements of the Model Specifications for prearrest screening devices. Both procedures evaluate the performance of instruments at the 0.020% alcohol level.
The Department approves evidential breath testing devices under the authority of 75 Pa.C.S. § 1547(c)(1), 30 Pa.C.S. § 5125(c)(1)) and 34 Pa.C.S. § 2502(c).
Evidential breath testing devices 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, or any other violation of the Vehicle Code arising out of the same action, or 30 Pa.C.S. § 5502, or any other violation of the Fish and Boat Code arising out of the same action, or 34 Pa.C.S. § 2501, 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 above referenced statutes before purchasing any of the devices contained on this list.
The approval of evidential equipment listed in this notice is based on the evaluation of the equipment by the NHTSA. Equipment which met Federal requirements was published at 75 FR 11624 (March 11, 2010) as a Conforming Products List. The list contained in this notice is based on the NHTSA's Conforming Products Lists.
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 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of air). Instruments not marked with an asterisk meet the Model Specifications detailed in 58 FR 48705 and were tested at breath alcohol concentrations of 0.000, 0.020, 0.040, 0.080 and 0.160 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of air. The amended specifications that were published at 58 FR 48705, added a test for the presence of acetone and 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 alcohol 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). Most equipment on the list is approved for mobile and nonmobile operation. The listing at the end of this notice specifies nonmobile equipment only.
The instruments not marked with an asterisk meet the specifications for use as prearrest or evidentiary breath testing devices. The instruments marked with an asterisk may be used as evidentiary devices for law enforcement purposes that are concerned with blood alcohol concentrations at or above 0.050%. These instruments may also be used as prearrest breath testing devices if they are approved for mobile operations. However, these instruments may not be used for making arrests under the Vehicle Code, the Fish and Boat Code or the Game and Wildlife Code when blood alcohol concentrations below 0.050% must be determined. Nonmobile devices can only be used as evidentiary testing instruments since they are not portable. Before purchasing breath testing devices, law enforcement officials should consult with the manufacturer of the equipment they intend to purchase to verify that the devices can be used for their intended purposes.
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 the NHTSA and found to meet the NHTSA's performance requirements. If a device is approved by the NHTSA after the date of this publication, the manufacturer of the device will need to forward documentation of the NHTSA acceptability to Dr. M. Jeffery Shoemaker at the following address so that the Department has information sufficient to enable it to include the device in the next revision of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Some of the devices included in this notice are listed under the name of more than one manufacturer. This is due to the fact that the name of the manufacturer has changed or the right to produce a device has been transferred to a different company. In these instances, the device is listed under the name of every company that was ever associated with the device to allow law enforcement agencies to continue using devices bearing the name of a previous manufacturer.
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 semiannually as notices in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. This practice was implemented in 2009 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.
Questions regarding this list should be directed to Dr. M. Jeffery Shoemaker, Director, Division of Chemistry and Toxicology, Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, P. O. Box 500, Exton, PA 19341-0500, (610) 280-3464.
Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) may contact Dr. M. Jeffery Shoemaker at V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).
AK Solutions, Inc., Palisades Park, NJ1
AlcoMate3 (aka: AlcoHAWK Pro by Q3 Inovations)
AlcoMate Accu Cell AL-9000
AlcoMate Core4 (formerly known as Alcoscan AL-6000)
AlcoMate Premium AL-7000, with replaceable Pre mium Sensor Modules (SM-7000)4 5
AlcoMate Prestige AL-6000, with replaceable Prestige Sensor Modules (SM-6000)4 6
SafeMate2 (formerly known as AlcoChecker)
SafeDrive (formerly known as AlcoKey
Akers Laboratories, Inc., Thorofare, NJ
Akers Biosciences, Inc., Thorofare, NJ
Breath Alcohol √ .02 Detection System8
Alco Check International, Hudsonville, MI
Alco Check 3000 D.O.T.7
Alco Check 90007
Alco Screen 3000
Alcohol Countermeasures Systems, Inc., Port Hurton, MI
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., Missis sauga, Ontario, Canada
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Approved Technology, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
BAC Solutions, Inc., Birmingham, MI
BAC Systems, Inc., Ontario, Canada
Breath Analysis Computer*
B.E.S.T. Labs., Boardman, OH
BHP Diagnostix, West Chester, PA
CAMEC Ltd., North Shields, Tyne and Ware, Eng land
IR Breath Analyzer*
CMI-MPH, Owensboro, KY
CMI, Inc., Owensboro, KY
240 (aka Lion Alcolmeter 400 + outside the US)
500 (aka: Alcolmeter 500-Lion Laboratories)
4011A27-10100 with filter*
5000 (w/Cal. Vapor Re-Circ.)
5000 (w/3/8" ID hose option)
5000 (CAL DOJ)
Craig Technologies International Ltd., Aurora, CO
Decator Electronics, Decator, IL
Alco-Tector model 500*
Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc., (aka: National Draeger) Irving, TX
EnviteC by Honeywell GmbH. Fond du Lac, WI
First Innovative Technology Group, Ltd. Hong Kong
Gall's Inc., Lexington, KY
Alcohol Detection System-A.D.S. 500
Guth Laboratories, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
Alco-Tector Mark X
Mark X Alcohol Checker
Han International Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea
A.B.I. (Alcohol Breath Indicator) (aka: AlcoHAWK ABI by Q3 Innovations).
KHN Solutions, LLC, San Francisco, California
BACTRACK Select S509
BACTRACK Select S809
Intoximeters, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Indium Encapsulation System
Photo Electric Intoximeter*
GC Intoximeter MK II*
GC Intoximeter MK IV*
Intox EC-IR 2
Portable Intox EC-IR
3000 (rev B1)*
3000 (rev B2)*
3000 (rev B2A)*
3000 (rev B2A) w/FM option*
3000 (Fuel Cell)*
Alco-Sensor III (Enhanced with Serial Numbers above 1,200,000)
Alco-Sensor Light Display
Intox EC/IR II
Intox EC/IR II (enhanced with serial number 10,000 or higher)
Portable Intox EC/IR II
RBT-IV with CEM (cell enhancement module)
Komyo Kitagawa, Kogyo, K.K.:
Breath Alcohol Meter PAM 101B*
Lifeloc Technologies, Inc. (formerly Lifeloc, Inc.) Wheat Ridge, CO:
Life Loc PBA 3000
Alcohol Data Sensor
Lion Laboratories, Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, UK
400+ (aka: Intoxilzyer 240 in the U.S.)
500 (aka: Intoxilyzer 500-CMI, Inc.)
SD-5 (aka: S-D5 in the U.S.
Luckey Laboratories, San Bernardino, CA
Mobat Sober-Meter-SM II
Nanopuls AB, Uppsala, Sweden
Medi-Scan, Inc., Denver, CO
National Draeger, Inc., Durango, CO
National Draeger, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc., Mansfield, OH
BAC DataMaster (with or without the Delta-1 accessory)
BAC Verifier DataMaster (with or without the Delta- 1 accessory
DataMaster cdm (with or without the Delta-1 accessory) DataMaster DMT
Omicron Systems, Palo Alto, CA
PAS International, Fredericksburg, VA
Mark V. Alcovisor
Plus 4 Engineering, Minturn, CO
5000 Plus 4*
Q3 Innovations, Inc., Independence, IA4
AlcoHAWK Slim 2
AlcoHAWK ABI (aka: A.B.I. (Alcohol Breath indicator) by Han Intl.)
AlcoHAWK PRO (aka: AlcoMate by AK Solutions)
RepCo Marketing, Raleigh, NC
Alco Tec III
AlcoTec Breath-Alcohol Tester
Breath Alcohol Tester Model BT-2
Breath Alcohol Tester Model BT-3
Seju Co. of Taejeon, Korea
Seres, Paris, France
Siemans-Allis, Cherry Hill, NJ
Smith and Wesson Electronics, Springfield, MA
2000 (Non-Humidity Sensor)*
SoundOff, Inc., Hudsonville, MI
Alco Screen 1000
Preliminary Breath Test II
Seres Alco Master
Takai-Denshi Inc., Tokyo, Japan:
ALC-PRO II (US)
Team Building Systems, Inc., Houston, TX
United States Alcohol Testing, Inc./Protection De vices, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Verax Systems, Inc., Fairport, NY
BAC Verifier Datamaster
BAC Verifier Datamaster II*
1 The AlcoMate was manufactured by Han International of Seoul, Korea, but marketed and sold in the United States by AK Solutions.
2 Manufactured by Seju Engineering, Korea.
3 Han International does not market or sell devices directly in the United States market. Other devices manufactured by Han International are listed under AK Solutions, Inc. and Q-3 Innovations, Inc.
4 Manufactured by Sentech Korea Corp.
5 These devices utilize replaceable semiconductor detectors. Instead of recalibrating the device, a new calibrated detector can be installed. This device comes with four detectors including the one that was already installed.
6 These devices utilize replaceable semiconductor detectors. Instead of recalibrating the device, a new calibrated detector can be installed. This device comes with five detectors including the one that was already installed.
7 While these devices are still being sold, they are no longer manufactured or supported.
8 The Breath Alcohol √ .02 Detection System consists of a single-use disposable breath tube used in conjunction with an electronic analyzer that determines the test result. The electronic analyzer and the disposable breath tubes are lot specific and manufactured to remain calibrated throughout the shelf-life of the device. This screening device cannot be used after the expiration date.
9 Manufactured by DA Tech Co., Ltd., Korea.
Alco-Tector model 500*
Draeger Safety, Inc.
Alcotest Model 9510
Photo Electric Intoximeter*
Intoximeter Model—EC/IR II (enhanced with serial number 10,000 or higher)
Lion Laboratories, Ltd.
U.S. Alcohol Testing, Inc./Protection Devices, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA
ELI N. AVILA, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-14. Filed for public inspection January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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