Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 29, 1989.
As of Monday, September 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1998 and older model-year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-339-4
  • Executive Order 339-4 / D339-4
  • ARB # D-339-4
  • Executive Order No: D-339-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-339-4
  • Resolution D-339-4
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Download: Executive Order D-339-4 PDF

D-339-4 Document:

                                                                  (Page 1 of 2)

                                   State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—339—4
                     Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                                of the Vehicle Code

                         AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES GROUP,      INC.
                                 THE FORCE/TURBOGEL

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, American Technologies Group, Inc. of 1017 S. Mountain, Monrovia,
California 91016 has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for The Force/Turbogel.

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—9,          the ARB
finds:                                                                       L

       1.        The Force/TurboGel is an add—on device that is placed in the
                 air filter in a motor vehicle.

       2.        The air filter is part of the required motor vehicle pollution
                 control system.

       3.        The Force/TurboGel is intended for use with a required
                 pollution control system.

       4.        The Force/TurboGel by being placed in the air filter alters the
                 original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

       5.        The Force/TurboGel is a device subject to the prohibitions of
                 Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by
                 Title 13, CCR Section 1900(b)(1).

       6.        The Force/TurboGel 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
                 basis on which The Force/TurboGel will provide either a
                 decrease in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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

       9.        The Force/TurboGel is not a certified motor vehicle pollution
                 control device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section

       10.       The ARB by granting an exemption to American Technologies
                 Group, Inc. for The Force/TurboGel does not recommend or
                 endorse in any way The Force/TurboGel for emissions reduction,
                 fuel economy,   or any other purpose.

THE FORCE/TURBOGEL                                    (Page 2 of 2)

No testing was conducted to determine the impact of The Force/Turbogel on
emissions.  Baged on engineering evaluation, the Air Resources Board
determined that the Force/Turbogel has no significant impact on either
evaporative or exhaust emissions if tested in‘accordance to the Cold—Start
CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that The Force/TurboGel is exempt from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1998 and older model—year
gasoline and 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 identification other than
               that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this device
               for an application other than those listed in this 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 American Technologies Group, Inc. 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 Force/TurboGel 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 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.

Executive Order D—339—3, dated November 24,       1997,   is superseded and of no
further force and effect.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notifizd b            opy of this order.

Executed at El Monte, California, this _fléfszAay             April 1998.

                                            R.   B.   Summerfield,   Chief
                                            Mobile Source Operations Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:34
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:34

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