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DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.213 Q&A

§40.213                                                                     01/02


Is error correction training required if an alcohol test is cancelled due to equipment failure?


• Normally, equipment failure will not require the BAT to have error correction training.

• However, if it is determined that the equipment failure was related to the BAT’s failure to properly maintain equipment (e.g., the EBT), error correction training would be in order.

• In addition, error correction would be required if the BAT does not attempt to accomplish the test following equipment failure using another device – provided that another device was reasonably available.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012