Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 11, 1997.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
Model #s RC-80-E, RC-400-E, RC-61997 and older model year on-road diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-328-5
  • Executive Order 328-5 / D328-5
  • ARB # D-328-5
  • Executive Order No: D-328-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-328-5
  • Resolution D-328-5
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Download: Executive Order D-328-5 PDF

D-328-5 Document:



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                                   State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328~5
                     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 Fuel Purifier for 1997 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
Operations 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
                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 Diesel Fuel Purifier is intended for use with a required
                motor vehicle pollution control system.

       4.       The RCI Diesel 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 econonmy.

       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.

       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


RCI PURIFIER WEST                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—328—5
RCI DIESEL FUEL PURIFIER                                    (Page 2 of 2)

               way the RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier for emissions reduction,              fuel
               economy, or any other 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 1997 and older model—year on—road 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
               Executive 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 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 Diesgsel Fuel 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 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 hearing that grouEds   r revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte,    California,   this        gz    day     March 1997.




                                               .    B/   SummerfZeld,   Chief
                                              Mobfle Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:57
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:57

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