OAR 257-030-0110
Criteria for Approval of Breath Testing Equipment

Any instrument or equipment to be used for the testing of a person’s breath to determine the alcohol content of the blood may be approved by the Oregon State Police if one or more of the following criteria are met:


Submission by the manufacturer or distributor of the instrument of at least two reports of studies correlating blood analysis and breath tests performed with this instrument, conducted by two separate laboratories of governmental health or law enforcement agencies, or independent organizations, financially unrelated to the manufacturer or distributor of such instruments.


Provision of a production model of the instrument by the manufacturer or distributor to the Oregon State Police for a sufficient period of time to allow Oregon State Police technician(s) to conduct sufficient investigation and laboratory tests to adequately ascertain accuracy and reproducibility of the breath testing equipment.


Those instruments which have been found by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to conform to the model specifications for evidential breath testing devices, and which are listed on the Conforming Products List in the Federal Register.


Subsequent series of above instruments, so long as the subsequent changes and series do not diminish the instrument’s ability to accurately determine blood alcohol content.

Source: Rule 257-030-0110 — Criteria for Approval of Breath Testing Equipment, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=257-030-0110.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 257-030-0110’s source at or​.us