Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 8, 1998.
As of Thursday, September 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1998 and older model year gasoline powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-400-2
  • Executive Order 400-2 / D400-2
  • ARB # D-400-2
  • Executive Order No: D-400-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-400-2
  • Resolution D-400-2
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Download: Executive Order D-400-2 PDF

D-400-2 Document:

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                                       State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—400—2
                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                                   SPIRALTECH INC., USA

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) by Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the Health
and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the SpiralMax device,
manufactured by SpiralTech Inc., USA of 111 W. Fairview Avenue, San Gabriel, California
91776—2940, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system, and therefore, the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the
California Vehicle Code for installation on 1998 and older model—year gasoline—powered vehicles.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the device not recommend
tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as exempt by the ARB, which
adversely affect the performance of a vehicle‘s pollution control system, shall invalidate this
Executive Order.

Marketing of the device using an identification other than that shown in this Executive Order or
marketing of the device for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be
prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.

This Executive Order is granted based on a determination that the device would not show an
adverse effect in emissions if tested using the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.
However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of SpiralMax may
adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the
parameters of the previously prescribed test procedures. Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right
to conduct emission tests, in the future, as such tests are developed, that will more adequately
measure emissions from all cycle phases. If such test results demonstrate that SpiralMax
adversely affects emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as those conditions which are
beyond the parameters of the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure), this Executive Order
shall be effectively rescinded as of the date the test results are validated. Further, if such test

SPIRALTECH INC., USA                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—400—2
SPIRALMAX                                                      (Page 2 of 2)

results or other evidences provide the ARB with reasons to suspect that SpiralMax will affect the
durability of the emission control system, SpiralTech Inc., USA shall be required to submit
durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle emission control system is not, in fact,
affected and/or that the add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate durability.

In addition to the foregoing, the ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive
Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or modified part
continues to meet the standards and procedures of California Code of Regulations, Title 13,
Section 2222, et seq.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the device may
have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

USA‘S SPIRALMAX.                     |

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.

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 the hearing that grounds for revocation exist.
Executed at El Monte, California, this    é   day of January 1998.

                                         R. B. Stmmerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:17
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:17

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