Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 27, 1993.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1994 and older model-year vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-340
  • Executive Order 340 / D340
  • ARB # D-340
  • Executive Order No: D-340
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-340
  • Resolution D-340
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Download: Executive Order D-340 PDF

D-340 Document:

                                                        (Page 1 of 3)

                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—340
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                              GLOBAL ‘GUARDIAN, INC.
                                 MAXEMISER DEVICE

 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, Global Guardian, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
 prohibitidns of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Maxemiser 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 Executlve Order G—45—5, the ARB

      1.   The Maxemiser is an add—on devxce thatis attached to the fuel
           line in a motor vehicle.

           The fuel line is part of the requlred motor vehicle pollution
           control system.

      3.   The Maxemiser is intended for use with a required pollution
           «control system.

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

           The Maxemiser is a device subject to the prohibitibns of Vehicle
           Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by 13 CCR Section
           ;900(b)(1).                                                |

           The Maxemiser does not reduce the effectlveness of any required
           motor vehicle pollution control device.

           The ARB,   in the exercise of technical judgement,   is aware of no
           basis on which the Maxemiser will provide either a decrease in
           emission or an increase in fuel econonmy.           -

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

GLOBAL GUARDIAN, INC.                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—340
MAXEMISER DEVICE                                 j   (Page 2 of 3)

     9.    The Maxemiser 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 Global Guardian, Inc. for the
           Maxemiser does not recommend or endorse in any way the Maxemiser
           for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Maxemiser is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1994 and earlier model—year
vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines subject to the following

     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.

           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

           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.

           Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
           content by Global Guardian, 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 Maxemiser and is only a
           finding that the device is exempt from the prohlbltlons of Vehicle
           Code Section 27156.

           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.

GLOBAL GUARDIAN, INC.                          EXECUTIVE ORDBR D—340
MAXEMISER DEVICE                               (Page 3 of 3)

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 number D—329 is hereby superseded and of no further force or
effect.         2            f                   '

Executed at El Monte, California, this (2 Z}%&;y of October,   1993.

                                      . Summerfield
                                  Assistant Division Chief
                                  Mobile Source Division

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

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