Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 8, 1994.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
AFE-11995 and older model-year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-174-5
  • Executive Order 174-5 / D174-5
  • ARB # D-174-5
  • Executive Order No: D-174-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-174-5
  • Resolution D-174-5
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Download: Executive Order D-174-5 PDF

D-174-5 Document:

                                                           (Page 1 of 3)

                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—174—5
                   Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the Vehicle Code

                             THE MAGNETIZER GROUP, INC.
                            "FUEL ENERGIZER" MODEL AFE—1

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt add—on and
modified parts from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS,   The Magnetizer Group,   Inc. of 1000 Point Pleasant Pike,
Gardenville, Pennsylvania 18926, has applied to the ARB for exemption from
the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the "Fuel Energizer"
Model AFE—1.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
Resources Board finds:

     1.    The "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 is an add—on device that is
           attached to the fuel line in a motor vehicle.

     2.    The fuel line is part of the required motor vehicle pollution
           control system.

     3.    The "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 is intended for use with a
           required pollution control system.

     4.    The "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 by being installed on the fuel
           line alters the original design of a motor vehicle pollution
           control system.

     5.    The "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 is a device subject to the
           prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as
           defined by 13 CCR Section 1900(b)(1).

     6.    The "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 does not reduce the effectiveness
           of any required motor vehicle pollution control device.

    7.     The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no
           basis on which the "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 will provide
           either a decrease in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

    8.     It has not been determined what effect use of the "Fuel Energizer"
           Model AFE—1 may have on any warranty, either expressed or implied,
           by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is

    9.     The "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 is not a certified motor vehicle
           pollution control device pursuant to Health and Safety Code
           Section 43644.

THE MAGNETIZER GROUP, INC,                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—174—5
"FUEL ENERGIZER" MODEL AFE—1                       (Page 2 of 3)

     10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to The Magnetizer Group, Inc.
           for the "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 does not recommend or endorse
           in any way the "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 for emissions
           reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1 is exempt from
the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1995 and
older model—year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles subject to the
following conditions:

     1.    This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or
           mechanism advertised,   offered for sale or sold with,   or installed
           on, a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
           ultimate purchaser.

     2.    No changes are permitted to the device as described in the
           application for exemption. Any changes to the device, applicable
           model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
           evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in

     3.    Marketing of this device using an identification other than that
           shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an
           application other than those listed in Executive Order shall be
           prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.
           Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an exemption
           to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the product
           as an individual device.

     4.    Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
           content by the The Magnetizer Group, Inc. its principals, agents,
           employees, distributors, dealers, or other representatives must
           include the disclaimer that the Executive Order or the exemption
           it provides is not an endorsement or approval of any fuel economy
           or emissions reduction claims for the— "Fuel Energizer" Model AFE—1
           and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the
           prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

     5.    No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources
           Board" may be made with respect to the action taken herein in any
           advertising or other oral or written communication.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of
this order.  The order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of
intention to revoke the order, in which period the holder of the order may
request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation.  If a
hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the
request and the order may not be revoked until a determination after hearing
that grounds for revocation exist.

"FUEL ENERGIZER" MODEL AFE—1                   (Page 3 of 3)

Executive Order No. D—174—4 dated January 26, 1994, is hereby superseded and
of no further force and effect.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   g     day of December,   1994.

                                   Assistant Division Chief
                                   Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:01
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:01

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