Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 5, 2000.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
2000 and older model-year gasoline vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-400-4
  • Executive Order 400-4 / D400-4
  • ARB # D-400-4
  • Executive Order No: D-400-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-400-4
  • Resolution D-400-4
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Download: Executive Order D-400-4 PDF

D-400-4 Document:



                                                          (Page 1 of 2)



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—400—4
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                                 SPIRALTECH INC. USA
                                     SPIRALMAX


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 Vehicle Code for installation on 2000 and older model—year gasoline
vehicles.

This exemption is based on engineering evaluation of the SpiralMax device. Based on
its design and operating principles, it was concluded that SpiralTech Inc. USA‘s
SpiralMax will not adversely affect the vehicles‘ emissions or their on—board diagnostic
systems.

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

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 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 the emissions of motor vehicles when operating under
conditions outside the parameters of the previously prescribed test procedures.


 SPIRALTECH INC. USA                                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—400—4
 SPIRALMAX                                                 (Page 2 of 2)

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 (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 results or
 other evidence provide the ARB with reasons to suspect that SpialMax will affect the
 durability of the emissions control system, SpiralTech Inc. USA shall be required to
—submitdurabilitydatatoshowthatdurabilityofthevehicleemissioncontrolsystem
 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 Title 13, California
 Code of Regulations, 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.

 THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
 ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE
 AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
 ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF SPIRALTECH INC.
 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        d     f January 2000.




                                          MoBHife Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:42
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:42

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