Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 19, 1991.
As of Saturday, August 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsRemarks
1990 and earlier model-year vehicles powered with a gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines1. 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 Air Resouce Board prior to marketing in California. 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 the Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resource Board. 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 Fuel Tool, 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-Cat Tool 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.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-219
  • Executive Order 219 / D219
  • ARB # D-219
  • Executive Order No: D-219
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-219
  • Resolution D-219
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Download: Executive Order D-219 PDF

D-219 Document:



                                                   (Page 1 of 2)

                          + State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—219
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                              FUEL TOOL, INC.
                               FUEL—CAT TOGL

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 Yehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Fue! Tool, Inc.has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuel—Cat Tool.

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—Cat Tool is an add—on device attached to the fuel line in
          a motor vehicle.

          The Fuel—Cat—Tool is intended for use with a required motor
          vehicle pollution control system.

          The Fuel—Cat Tool by being installed in the fuel line alters the
          original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

          The Fuel—Cat Tool 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).

          The Fuel—Cat Tool does not reduce the effectiveness of any
          required motor vehicle pollution control device.

          The Air Resources Board, in the exercise of technical judgement,
          is aware of no basis on which the Fuel—Cat Tool will provide an
          increase in fuel economy or a reduction in exhaust emissions.

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

          The‘Fuel—Cat Tool is not a certified motor vehicle pollution
          control device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

          The Air Resources Board by granting an exemption to Fuel Tool,
          Inc. for the Fuel—Cat Tool does not recommend or endorse
          in any way the Fuel—Cat Tool for emissions reduction, fuel
          economy, or any other purpose.


FUEL TOOL, INC.                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—219
                                                (Page 2 of 2)



I1T IS HEREBY RESOLYED that the Fuel—Cat Tool is exempt from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1990 and earlier model—
year vehicles powered with gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines
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 Air Resources Board prior to
          marketing in California.

     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 the Executive Order shall
          be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
          Resources Board.  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 Fuel Tool, 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—Cat Tool 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 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.




                                        R. B.
                                       Assistant Division Chief
                                       Mobile Source Division


                    State of California
                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD




       EVALUATION OF FUEL TOOL INC.‘S FUEL—CAT TOOL FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
      IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                           June 1991


                                                      June, 1991


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD




             EVALUATION OF FUEL TOOL INC.‘S FUEL—CAT TOOL FOR
      EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
            IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                      CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                      by
                           Mobitle Source Division
                            State of California
                            Air Resources Board
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                            E1 Monte, CA 91731—2990



(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publication.   Approval does not signify that the
contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                    SUMMARY


          Fuel Tool, Inc. of 5209 South Hazelton Lane, Tempe, Arizona $5283, has

applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California

Vehicle Code for their Fuel—Cat Tool (FCT) Model PC—3 device.     The device is

designed for installation on 1991 and older model year gasoline and diesel

powered light—duty vehicles.

          Previously, the Air Resources Board exempted similar devices;

"Moleculator Fuel Energizer" and "Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy Management

Corporation and "Top Eliminator" by Top Eliminator, Inc..     Based on the

engineering evaluation of the device and previous exemptions of similar

devices, the staff believes that FCT will not have any adverse effect on

exhaust emissions from gasoline and‘diese1 bowered vehicles.

          The staff recommends that the FCT device be exempted from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—219 be

issued.


                                     BLE   OF    CONTENTS



                                                            Page Number



SUMMARY                                                           i

CONTENTS                                                         11

I.        INTRODUCTION                                            1

II.       CONCLUSION                                              1

III.      RECOMMENDATION                                          1

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION                                      1

V¥.       DISCUSSION                                              2

          APPENDIX A.      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS              3




                                                i1


EVALUATION OF FUEL TOOL, INC‘S FUEL—CAT TOOL FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE
PROHIBITIOGNS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

I.     INTRODUCTION            ’
       Fuel Tool, Inc. of 5209 South Hazelton Lane, Tempe, Arizona 85283, has

applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California

Vehicle Code for their Fuel—Cat Tool (FCT) model PC—3 device.   The device is

designed for installation on 1991 and older model year gasoline and diesel

powered light—duty vehicles.

       The applicant subm%tted specifications of the device for evaluation.



11.    CONCLUSTONS
       Previously the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted similar devices:

"Molecular Fuel Energizer" and "Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy Management

Corporation and "Top Eliminator" by Top Eliminator, Inc.   Based on the

engineering evaluation of the device and prior exemptions issued to devices

that operate in a manner similar to the FCT, the staff believes that the FCT

device will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline

and diesel powered vehicles.

III.   RECOMMENDATION

       The staff recommends Fuel Tool, Inc. be granted an exemption from the

prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for its Fuel—Cat Tool and

that Executive Order D—219 be issued.

IV.    DEVICEDESCRIPTION
       The FCT device is a cylinarica1 shaped device with two cores, one

portion of the treatment core is made of aluminum, and the other portion is

made of an alloy comprised of aluminum, copper, tin, zinc, antimony, nickel,


lead, sulfur and phosphorus, with trace amounts of manganese, iron and silicon.

The ‘device is narrowed at both ends in order to match the fuel lines.     The

device is 5.5" long with the core length of 3 and 1/4" and an inner core

diameter of 1".   The installation instructions are shown in Appendix A.

       The applicant claims that when the device is installed on a vehicle‘s

fuel lTine, it imparts an electrostatic charge to the fuel by exposing the fuel

to components found in an electrically insulated treatment chamber.      This

causes a change in the molecular structure of the fuel, which in turn induces

more efficient burning of the fugel, improves engine performance, reduces

exhaust gases and improves fuel mileage.

       The ARB did not perform any emission or fuel economy tests to

substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer.   It is the staff‘s opinion

that the technical principles underlying the stated function of the device are

not capable of producing any effects on emissions and fuel economy.

V.     DISCUSSION
       Previously, the ARB exempted similar devices:   "Moleculator Fuel

Energizer" and "Fuel Dominator" by International Energy Management Corp. and

"Top Eliminator" by Top Eliminator, Inc.   Because of the previous exemption of

similar devices with the same operating principle and the fact that qualifying

for an exemption is based on not adversely affecting exhaust emissions, the

staff recommends that Fuel—Tool, Inc. be granted an exemption as requested.


APPENDIX A


IV. INSTALLATION

The Fuel—Cat is installed in the fuel line between the fuel pump and point of injection of fuel into
carburetor or fuel injectors. The tool should be placed within 18 inches of carburetor orfuel injectors
for maximum effectiveness.




                                                                 FUEL LINE




Rubber Fuel Line: If the fuel line is rubber, cut and insert both ends of tool into fuel line and secure
both ends with metal clamps.
                                          REQUIRED PARTS


                                           2 — METAL CLAMPS
                            @                                                C)
                                               FUEL—CAT




                                    CARBURETOR OR INJECTORS 7


Rigid Fuel Line: If fuel line is rigid {metal or plastic) cut fuel line from end of tool to point of injection
of fuel intocarburetor or fuel injectors. Install new proper size rubber fuel line hose to end of tool
and point of injection of fuel. Secure both ends with metal clamps. Attach proper size rubber fuel
line hose to severed fuel line and remaining end of tool. secure both ends with metal clamps.

                                          REQUIRED PARTS


                                           4 — METAL CLAMPS


                               .              FUEL—CAT




                                           CUT FUEL LINE




                                    CARBURETOR oR injEctons .



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