Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 28, 1998.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsRemarks
PC1 to PC4, PC4c1993 and older vehiclesMagnetic device that is spliced in the vehicle's fuel line

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-310-1
  • Executive Order 310-1 / D310-1
  • ARB # D-310-1
  • Executive Order No: D-310-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-310-1
  • Resolution D-310-1
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Download: Executive Order D-310-1 PDF

D-310-1 Document:

                                                   (Page 1 of 3)

                                  State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—310—1
                   Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                         LYNNWOOD MARKETING LTD.

  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, Lynnwood Marketing Ltd. of 1733 H. Street, Suite 330—521, Blaine,
 Washington 98230, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of
 Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the PowerCat.

 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 PowerCat 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

        3.     The PowerCat is intended for use with a required pollution control

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

        5.     The PowerCat 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 PowerCat does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
               motor vehicle pollution control device.

LYNNWOOD MARKETING LTD.                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—310—1
POWERCAT                                         (Page 2 of 3)

               The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no
               basis on which the PowerCat will provide either a decrease in
               emission of an increase in fuel economy.

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

               The PowerCat 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 Lynnwood Marketing Ltd.
               for the PowerCat does not recommend or endorse in any way the
               PowerCat for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the PowerCat, models PC.1 (up to 61 CID),
PC.2 (up to 214 CID), PC.3 (up to 403 CID), PC.4 (up to 550 CID) and PC.4c
(up to 735 CID), is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156
for installation on 1993 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.

               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 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.

LYNNWUUD MAKKELLINUG L11D.                       EAELULLIVE UKLERK 11—210—1
POWERCAT                                         (Page 3 of 3)

        4.      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
                content by Lynnwood Marketing Ltd., its principals, agents,
                employees, distributors, dealers, or other representatives must
                include the disclaimer that the Executive Order or the exemption it —
                provides isnot an endorsement or approval of any fuel economy or
                emissions reduction claims for the PowerCat 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—310, dated March 11, 1993, 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 aS      day of January 1998.

                                          Mobile Source Operations Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:12
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:12

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