Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 29, 2000.
As of Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
2000 and older model-year vehicles with gasoline or diesel powered engine

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-352-1
  • Executive Order 352-1 / D352-1
  • ARB # D-352-1
  • Executive Order No: D-352-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-352-1
  • Resolution D-352-1
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Download: Executive Order D-352-1 PDF

D-352-1 Document:



                                                                             (Page 1 of 3)



                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—352—1 >
                      Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


              ADVANCED POWERE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                         FITCH FUEL CATALYST

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, Advanced Power Systems International, Inc. of 558 Lime Rock Road,
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039 has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fitch Fuel Catlayst.

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

        1.     The Fitch Fuel Catalyst is an add—on device that is attached to the fuel
               line in a motor vehicle.

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

               The Fitch Fuel Catalyst is intended for use with a required pollution
               control system.

                ‘The Fitch Fuel Catalyst by being installed on the fuel line alters the
              ~ original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

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

                The Fitch Fuel Catalyst does not reduce the effectiveness of any
                required motor vehicle pollution control device.


ADVANCE POWER SYSTEMS INTL., INC.                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—352—1
FITCH FUEL CATALYST                                      (Page 2 of 3)



               The Fitch Fuel catalyst will not have an adverse affect on emissions
               based on hot soak and 2—day diurnal evaporative emission and
               on—board diagnostic system testing conducted by Automotive Testing
               and Development Services, Inc. on a 1999 model—year 4.3L Chevrolet
               S$10 ZR2 pick—up truck. The evaporative emission test results are
               shown below:


                                         Evaporative Emission Test (grams/test)
                                                 Hot Soak+2—Day Diurnal

With Device                                             . 0.392
With DF                                                   0.612
100K DF                                                   0.22
Emission Standard                                         2.5


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

       9.      The Fitch Fuel Catalyst 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 Advanced Power Systems
               International, Inc. for the Fitch Fuel Catalyst does not recommend or
               endorse in any way the Fitch Fuel Catalyst for emissions reduction, fuel
               economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Fitch Fuel Catalyst is exempt from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 2000 and older model—year gasoline
and diesel powered vehicles. This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

        1.     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 California.

               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.


ADVANCE POWER SYSTEMS INTL, INC.                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—352—1
FITCH FUEL CATALYST                                       (Page 3 of 3)



        3.      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by
                Advanced Power Systems International, 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 Fitch Fuel Catalyst and is only a finding that the
                device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

        4.      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.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notified by copy of this order.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 22 f('day of June 2000.




                                             Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:39:49
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:49

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