A large (LSxSS)F2 intercross was used to confirm QTLs involved in ethanol-induced sleep time and identify new QTLs. The LS (long sleep) inbred strain sleeps an average of 2 hours when administered an intraperitoneal ethanol injection. In contrast, the SS(short sleep) inbred strain sleeps an average of 10 minutes when administered an intraperitoneal ethanol injection. Lore1, previously identified in 27 LSxSS RI (recombinant inbred) strains (Bennett, J:40119), was confirmed in this study on mouse chromosome 1 spanning 43 cM-59 cM (peak LOD = 5.4 at 54 cM). Possible candidate genes in this region are Chrnd (Acrd-acetylcholine receptor subunit delta) and Chrng (Acrg-acetylcholine receptor subunit gamma) at 52.3 cM. Lore2 on chromosome 2 spanning 78 cM - 95 cM (peak LOD = 6.6 at 85 cM) was also confirmed. A possible candidate gene for Lore2 is Ntsr at 107 cM on chromosome 2. New QTLs Lore3 (chromosome 8 spanning 44 cM - 71 cM, peak LOD = 3.4 at 59 cM), Lore4 (chromosome 11 spanning 44 cM - 56 cM, peak LOD = 6.5 at 49 cM), and Lore5 (chromosome 15 spanning 32 cM - 55 cM, peak LOD = 4.0 at 46 cM) were mapped. Suggestive QTLs Lore6 mapped to chromosome 18 (spanning 24 cM - tel, peak LOD = 1.8 at 41 cM) and Lore7 mapped to chromosome 7 (spanning 25 cM - 61 cM, peak LOD = 1.7 at 50 cM). Lore1 - Lore7 are inherited in an additive fashion. Lore1, Lore2, Lore4, and Lore5 map near QTLs associated with NT (neurotensin) receptor density. No evidence of epistasis between Lore1 - Lore7 was detected. Loci associated with blood ethanol concentration (BEC) were also analyzed in the (LSxSS)F2 population. SS mice wake with higher BEC than LS mice. 6 putative BEC QTLs (LOD = 2.0 - 3.0) were identified on chromosomes 2, 8, 9, 22, 14, and 15, and will be further analyzed for confirmation.