Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 8, 1996.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1994 and older model year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, EXCEPT vehicles equipped with On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II).

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-219-3
  • Executive Order 219-3 / D219-3
  • ARB # D-219-3
  • Executive Order No: D-219-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-219-3
  • Resolution D-219-3
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Download: Executive Order D-219-3 PDF

D-219-3 Document:

                                                  (Page 1 of 3)

                         State of California
                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—219—3
              Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                         of the Vehicle Code

                            FUEL—CAT, INC.
                               FUEL CAT
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, Fuel—Cat, Inc. of 1545 Mound Road, Rockdale, Illinois 60436,
has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle
Code Section 27156 for the Fuel Cat.

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 finds:

      1.    The Fuel Cat 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 Cat is intended for use with a required
            pollution control system.

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

     5.    The Fuel Cat 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 Fuel Cat 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 Cat 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 Cat
           may have on any warranty, either expressed or implied, by
           the manufacturer or a motor vehicle on which the device is

FfiEL—CAT,   INC.                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—219—3
FUEL CAT                                   (Page 2 of 3)

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Fuel Cat 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 equipped with On—Board Diagnostics (OBD) II, 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.

              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 California.

              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.

             Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or
             its content by Fuel—Cat, 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 clains
             for the Fuel Cat and is only a finding that the device is
             exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section

             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

FUEL—CAT,   INC.                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—219—3
FUEL CAT                                   (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—219—2 dated September 16,    1993,   is hereby superseded
and no longer of any force or effect.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notified by copy of this
order .                                         5

Executed at El Monte,   California,   this 5-//’day of October 1996.

                                         Summerfield, Chief
                                       le Source Operatlons Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:13
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:13

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