Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 14, 1997.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1994 and older model year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles EXCEPT those vehicles certified with the On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II).

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-185-2
  • Executive Order 185-2 / D185-2
  • ARB # D-185-2
  • Executive Order No: D-185-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-185-2
  • Resolution D-185-2
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Download: Executive Order D-185-2 PDF

D-185-2 Document:

                                                                   (Page 1 of 2)

                                     State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—185—2
                       Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                                     of the Vehicle Code

                                   CARBON ELIMINATOR, INC.
                                      CARBON ELIMINATOR

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,      Carbon Eliminator,   Inc.   of 4059 Erie Street,   Willoughby, Ohio 44094,
has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
Section 27156 for the Carbon Eliminator.

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—~9,           the ARB

         1.        The Carbon 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 Carbon Eliminator is intended for use with a required
                   pollution control system.

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

         5.        The Carbon Eliminator is a device subject to the prohibitions
                   of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by
                   Title 13,   CCR Section 1900(b)(1).

         6.        The Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon
                   Eliminator may have on any warranty, either expressed or
                   implied, by the manufacturer or a motor vehicle on which the
                   device is installed.              i

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

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

CARBON ELIMINATOR, INC.                                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—185—2
CARBON ELIMINATOR                                           (Page 2 of 2)

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Carbon Eliminator is exempt from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1994 and older
model—year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles excluding those vehicles
certified with the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) system 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 this 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 Carbon Eliminator, 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 Carbon
              Eliminator 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 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.

Executive Order D—185—1, dated September 24,        1992,   is superseded and of no
further force and effect.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notified by copy of this order.

Executed at El Monte,   California,   this   /12?   a

                                                               eld, Chief
                                             Mobile Source Operations Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:39:36
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:36

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