Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 6, 1995.
As of Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1995 and older model-year vehicles powered by diesel engines.The EcoBeam XL is an add-on device that is attached to the fuel line in a motor vehicle. The EcoBeam XL is intended for use with a required motor vehicle pollution control system.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-379
  • Executive Order 379 / D379
  • ARB # D-379
  • Executive Order No: D-379
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-379
  • Resolution D-379
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-379 PDF

D-379 Document:



                                                    {Page 1 of 2)


                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—379
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code

                                   ECOTECH .
                                  ECOBEAM XL
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, Ecolech has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the EcoBeam XL device for 1995 and older
model—year vehicles powered by diesel engines.

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:

     1.    The EcoBeam XL 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 poltution
           control system.

     3.    The EcoBeam XL is intended for use with a required motor vehicle
           pollution control system.

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

     5.    The EcoBeam XL 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 EcoBeam XL 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 EcoBeam XL 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 EcoBeam XL
           may have on any warranty, either expressed or implied, by the
           manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is installed.

     9.     The EcoBeam XL is not a certified motor vehicle poliution control
           device pursuant to the Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     10.   The ARS by granting an exemption to Ecolech for the EcoBeam XL
           does not recommend or endorse in any way the EcoBeam XL for
           emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.


ECOTECH                                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—379
ECOBEAM XL                                             (Page 2 of 2)


IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the EcoBeam XL is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1995 and older model—year
vehicles powered by diesel engines 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.           1

     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
             (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 Order or marketing of, this device for an application
             other than those listed in the 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 Order or its content by
             EcoTech,   its principals, agents, employees, distributors, dealers,
             or other   representatives must include the disclaimer that the
             Order or   the exemption it provides is not an endorsement or
             approval of any emissions reduction or fuel economy claims for the
             EcoBeam XL 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 heretn 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—311, dated March 11, 1993, has been superseded and is of
no further force and effect.

Executed at El Monte, California this      (2%   day      June 1995.




                                          .   B. Summerfield
                                         Assigtant Division Thief
                                         Mobile Source Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:48
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:48

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