Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 31, 1993.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
RC-80-E1993 and older model-year diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-328
  • Executive Order 328 / D328
  • ARB # D-328
  • Executive Order No: D-328
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-328
  • Resolution D-328
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Download: Executive Order D-328 PDF

D-328 Document:

                                                      (Page 1 of 3)

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                          _ EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                         R.C.I. PURIFIBR DE MEXICO
                              R.C.I. PURIFIER

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorizes 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, R.C.I. Purifier De Mexico has applied to the ARB for exemption from
the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the R.C.I. Purifier.

,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 ARB

     1.    The R.C.I. Purifier 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.                                   j

          The R.C.I. Purifier is intended for use with a required pollution
          control system.

          The R.C.I. Purifier by being installed on the fuel line alters the
          original design of a motor véhicle pollution control system.

          The R.C.I. Purifier is a device subject to the prohibitions of
          Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by 13 CCR
          Section 1900(b)(1).

          The R.C.I. Purifier does not reduce the effectiveness of any
          required motor vehicle pollution control device.

          The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no
          basgis on which the R.C.I. Purifier will provide either a decrease
          in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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

R.C.I. PURIFIER DE MEXICO                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—~328
R.C.I. PURIFIER                                    (Page 2 of 3)

     9.      The R.C.1I. Purifier 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 R.C.I. Purifier De Mexico,
             Inc. for the R.C.I. Purifier does not recommend or endorse in any
             way the R.C.I. Purifier for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or
             any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the R.C.I. Purifier, models RC—80—E, RC—400—E and
RC—1000—E, is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for
installation on 1993 and earlier model—year vehlcles with diesel 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 ARB prior to marketlng 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 the 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 the R.C.I. Purifier De Mexico, 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 R.C.I. Purifier 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.

. R.C.I. PURIFIER DE MEXICO                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328
  R.C.I. PURIFIER                                 (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.

 Executed at El Monte, California, this   s§/,   day of August, 1993.

                                   Ass{fétant Division /Chief
                                   Mo#ile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 11:46:20
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 11:46:20

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