Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 12, 1993.
As of Saturday, October 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1993 and older model-year gasoline or diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-327
  • Executive Order 327 / D327
  • ARB # D-327
  • Executive Order No: D-327
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-327
  • Resolution D-327
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Download: Executive Order D-327 PDF

D-327 Document:

                                                         (Page 1 of 3)

                                State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D~327         .
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                of the Vehicle Code

                              POWER MAKERS LIMITED USA
                                      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, Power Makers Limited USA 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—5, the Air
Resources Board 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

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

     5.    The Fuel Cat is a device subject to the prohibitions of Vehicle
           Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by 13 CCR Section

     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, éither expressed or implied, by the
           manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is installed.

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

POWER MAKERS LIMITED        f                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D=327
FUEL CAT                                         (Page 2 of 3)

     10‘   The ARB by granting an exemption to Powers Makers Limited USA for
           the Fuel Cat does not récommend 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 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
           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 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 the Powers Makers Limited USA 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 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.

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.

FUBL CAT                                        (Page 3 of 3)

Executed at El Monte, California, this   /é?
                                               4day   of August, 1993.

                                   R.    Summerfield
                                   Assistant Division Chief
                                   Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:52
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:52

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