Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 7, 1994.
As of Monday, September 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1994 and older model-year diesel vehicles.The RCI Purifier is intended for use with a required pollution control system.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-328-1
  • Executive Order 328-1 / D328-1
  • ARB # D-328-1
  • Executive Order No: D-328-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-328-1
  • Resolution D-328-1
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Download: Executive Order D-328-1 PDF

D-328-1 Document:

                                                         (Page 1 of 2)

                                State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—1
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehicle Code

                                 RCI PURIFIER WEST
                                    RCI 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,   RCI Purifier West has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the RCIL Purifier device.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Exedutive Officer by Health
and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and Safety Code Sect§on 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the ARB

     1.    The RCI ?urifier is an add—on device that is attached to the fuel
            line in a motor vehicle..

           The fuel line is part of the required motor vehicle pdllution control

           The RCI Purifier is intended for use with a required pollution
            control system.

           The RCI Purifier by being installed on the fuel line alters the
            original design of a motor vehicle pollution control systenm.

           The RCI 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 RCI 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 basis
            on which the RCI Purifier will provide either a decrease in emission
            or an increasge in fuel economy.

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

           The RCI 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 RCI Purifier West for the RCI
          Purifier does not recommend or endorse in any way the RCI Purifier
          for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

RCI PURIFIER WEST                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—1
RCI PURIFIER                                        (Page 2 of 2)

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the RCI Purifier is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1994 and earlier model—year
diesel fueled 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

     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 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 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 RCI Purifier West, 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 RCI 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.

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    2   _   day of March, 1994.

                                   R. BC Summerfield
                                   Assistant Division Chief
                                   Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:04
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:04

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