Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 24, 1992.
As of Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1992 and older model year light-duty vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-185-1
  • Executive Order 185-1 / D185-1
  • ARB # D-185-1
  • Executive Order No: D-185-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-185-1
  • Resolution D-185-1
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Download: Executive Order D-185-1 PDF

D-185-1 Document:

                                                                    (Page 1 of 3)

                                          State of California
                                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                      BXECUTIVE ORDER D—185—1
                             Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                          of the Vehicle Code

ymse a® .             **            CARBON ELIMINATOR—SYSTEMS, INC.
                                  TOP ELIMINATOR FUEL TREATMENT DEVICE

            WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
            Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e}, authorizes 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, Carbon Eliminator Systems, Inc. has applied to the ARB for
            exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Top
            Eliminator Fuel Treatment Device.

            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 Top Eliminator 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 Top Eliminator is intended for use with a required pollution
                      control system.

                 4.   The Top Eliminator by being installed on the fuel line alters the
                      original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

                5.    The Top Eliminator 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 Top Eliminator 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 Top Eliminator will provide either a decrease
                      in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

                8.    It has not been determined what effect use of the Top Eliminator
                      may have on any warranty, either expressed or implied, by the
                      manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is installed.


          The Top Eliminator is not a certified motor vehicle pollution
          control device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

          The ARB by granting an exemption to Carbon Eliminator Systems,
          Inc. for the Top Eliminator does not recommend or endorse in any
          way the Top Ekimipator for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or
          any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Top Eliminator Fuel Treatment Device is
exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation
on 1992 and earlier model—year light—duty vehicles as listed in Exhibit A,
which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, subject to the following

     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.

          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

          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 the 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.

          Any Ooral or written references to this Executive Order or its
          content by the Carbon Eliminator Systems, 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 Top Eliminator
          and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the
          prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

          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.


TOP ELIMINATOR FUEL TREATMENT DEVICE                  (Page 3 of 3)

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.

Executive Order D—185, dated October 7, 1988,       is superseded and of no
further force and effect.

Executed at El Monte,   California,   this   élfiL   day of September,   1992..

                                       R. B. Aummerfield
                                       Assistant Division Chief
                                      —Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:41
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:41

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