Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 27, 1994.
As of Monday, August 26th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
Model #s RC-80-E, RC-400-E, RC-61994 and older model year diesel vehiclesThe 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-328-2
  • Executive Order 328-2 / D328-2
  • ARB # D-328-2
  • Executive Order No: D-328-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-328-2
  • Resolution D-328-2
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Download: Executive Order D-328-2 PDF

D-328-2 Document:

                                                                    (Page 1 of 3)

                                        State of California
               +9o                      AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—2
                            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), 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, RCI Purifier West of 440 E. Front Stfeet, Covina, California
91723, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle
Code Section 27156 for the RCI Purifier device.

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 RCI 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.                   ‘

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

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

          5.        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).

          6.        The RCI Purifier 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
               _    basgis on which the RCI Purifier will provide either a decrease in
 :—                . _ emission or an increase in fuel economy. .

          8." 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.

          9.        The RCI éurifier is not a certified motor vehicle pollution
      *             control device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

RCI PURIFIER WEST                                  EXECUTIVE ORDEBR b~328—2
RCI PURIFIER                 .                       (Page 2 of 3)

     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.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the RCI Purifier device, models RC—80—EB, RC—400—
E, RC—600—M, RC—800—BE and RC—1000—E, is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1994 and older model—year
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.               |                       '

     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

     3.     Marketing of this device using an idGentification 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.

     4.     Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
            content by 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 |

     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.

    RCI PURIFIER WEST           —   |    .               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—2
    RCI PURIFIER                                           (Page 3 of 3)

L   Executed at El Monte, Califérnia, tiliTs     é Z%day of July, 1994.

                                             . B. Sxfimerfield
                                        Assis¥ant Division       Chief
                                        Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:48
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:48

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