Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 26, 1996.
As of Saturday, July 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
Model #s RC-80-E, RC-400-E and R1996 and older model year on-road diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-328-4
  • Executive Order 328-4 / D328-4
  • ARB # D-328-4
  • Executive Order No: D-328-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-328-4
  • Resolution D-328-4
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-328-4 PDF

D-328-4 Document:



                                                      (Page 1 of 3)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—4
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the Vehicle Code _

                             RCI PURIFIER WEST
                          RCI DIESEL FUEL 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 466 West Arrow Highway, Suite D, San Dimas,     .
California 91773 has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the RCI Diesel FfFuel Purifier for 1996 and
older model—year on—road diesel—powered vehicles;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by the
Health and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source
Division by the Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order
G—45—9, the ARB finds that;

     1.   The RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier is an add—on device that is aftached
          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 Diesel Fuel Purifier is intended for use with a required
          motor vehicle pollution control system.

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

    5.    The RCI Diesel Fuel 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 Diesel Fuel Purifier does not reduce the effectiveness of
          any required motor vehicle pollution control system.

    7.    The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no
          basis on which the RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier will provide either a
          decrease in emissions or an increase in fuel economy.
    8.     It has not been determined what effect the use of the RCI Diesel
          Fuel Purifier may have on any warranty, either expressed or
          implied, by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the
          device is installed.


 RCI PURIFIER WEST —                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—4
 RCI DIESEL FUEL PURIFIER                           (Page 2 of 3)

      9.    The RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier is not a certified motor vehicle
            pollution control device pursuant to the Health and Safety Code
            Section 43644.

      10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to RCI Purifier West for the RCI
            Diesel Fuel Purifier does not recommend or endorse in any way the
            RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or
            any othér purpose.

 IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier, models RC—80—E, RC—
 400—E, and RC—600—M, is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section
 27156 for installation on 1996 and older model—year on—road diesel—powered
 vehicles subject to the fo11OW1ng 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 Executive Order
            must be evaluated and approved by the ARB pr1or 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 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 emissions reduction or
            fuel economy claims for the RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier and is only a
            finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Veh1c1e
            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 written communication.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of
this Executive Order. The Executive Order may. be revoked only after a ten—
day written notice of intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which
period the holder of the Executive 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 Executive Order may
not be—revoked until a determination after hear1ng that grounds for.
—revocation exist.


RCI PURIFIER WEST                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—4
RCI DIESEL FUEL PURIFIER                             (Page 3 of 3)

Executive Order Nos. D—328, D—328—1, D—328—2, and D—328—3, previously issued
to R.C.I. Purifier de Mexico and RCI Purifier West, are superseded and are
of no further force and effect.
                                       .    f-4~
Executed at El Monte, California, this   6Q45   da       arch 1996.




                                         Mobile Source Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:54
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:54

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