Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 4, 1997.
As of Monday, June 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1997 and older model year gasoline, diesel and propane powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-421
  • Executive Order 421 / D421
  • ARB # D-421
  • Executive Order No: D-421
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-421
  • Resolution D-421
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Download: Executive Order D-421 PDF

D-421 Document:



                                                                      (Page 1 of 3)

                                     State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES   BOARD



                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—421
                       Relating to Exemption Under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code


                          SAGE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION,      INC.
                                  FUELMASTER/FUELMIZER

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,      Sage International Corporation,    Inc.   of 1851 Canterbury Road,
Abington, Pennsylvania 19001, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer.

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 Executive Order G—45—9,              the ARB
finds:

         1.        The Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer 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 pollution
                   control system.

         3.        The Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer is intended for use with a required
                   pollution control system.

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

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

         6.        The Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer 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 Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer will provide either a
                   decrease in emission or an increase in fuel economy.

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

         9.        The Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer 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 Sage International
                   Corporation,   Inc.   for the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer does not
                   recommend or endorse in any way the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer for
                   emissions reduction,     fuel economy, or any other purpose.


SAGE INTERNATIONAL CORP., INC.                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—421
FUELMASTER/FUELMIZER                                     (Page 2 of 3)



IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer is exempt from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1997 and older
model—year gasoline, diesel and propane powered vehicles 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.

       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 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 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.

       4.      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
               content by Sage International Corporation, 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 Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer 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 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 notiZ}ed by copy of this order.

Executed at El Monte,   California,    this   fif     day o    bruary 1997.




                                              R. By/ Summerfi
                                              Mobile Source Operations Division


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Li




            EVALUATION OF SAGE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, INC‘S.
     FUELMASTER/FUELMIZER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF
        VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
               TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                               February, 1997


                                     State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD
eninss,




                       EVALUATION OF SAGE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, INC.‘S
               FUELMASTER/FUELMIZER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF
                   VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
                         TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                               by
                                     Mobile Source Division

                                     State of California
                                     Air Resources Board
                                     9528 Telstar Avenue
                                     E1 Monte, CA 91734—8001



          (This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
          Board and approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the
          contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
          Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
          endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                    SUMMARY



           Sage International Corporation, Inc. of 1851 Canterbury Road,

Abington, Pennsylvania 19001, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions

in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer

device. The device is designed for installation on 1997 and older model—year

gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

           Previously the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted three similar

devices;     "Fuel Charger" by J. A. Lance Company, Inc., "Fuel—Energizer" by the

Magnetizer    Group, Inc. and "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development.

Based on the enginsering evaluation of the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer devi e and




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exemptions issued for the devices that operate in a manner similar to the

Fuelmaster/Fueimizer, the staff believes that the Fuelmaster/Fueimizer will

not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel

powered vehicles.

           The staff recommends that the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer device be

exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that

Executive Order D—421 be issued.


                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                      Page Number



SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                  11

1.        INTRODUCTION

II.       CONCLUS ION

III.      RECOMMENDATION

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

V.        DISCUSSION

APPENDIX

          INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




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                EVALUATION OF SAGE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, INC.‘S
          FUELMASTER/fUELMIZER DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS
           OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
                   TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


1.        INTRODUCTION

            Sage International Corporation, Inc. of 1851 Canterbury Road,

Abington, Pennsylvania 19001, has applied for an exemption from the

prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section (VC) 27156 for the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer

device.     The device is designed for installation on 1997 and older model—year

gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.     The applicant submitted installation

instructions and specifications of the device for our evaluation.



II.       CONCLUS TONS

             Previously, the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted three similar

devices; "Fuel Chafger" by J. A. Lance Company, Inc., "Fuel—Energizer" by the

Magnetizer Group, Inc. and "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development".

Based on the engineering evaluation of the device and the exemptions issued to

other devices that operate in a manner similar to the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer,

the staff has determined the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer will not have any adverse

effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.



III. RECOMMENDATION

      |      The staff recommends that Sage International Corporation, Inc. be

granted an exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section

27156 for the Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer dévice and that Executive Order D—421 be

issued.


IV.      DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           The Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer is a rectangular shaped magnetic device

designed for installation on the vehicle‘s fuel line.       The

Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer consists of two (2) magnets which are housed in a plastic

mold.    According to the manufacturer, the device should be positioned on the

fuel line as close as possible to the carburetor, or the first injector on a

fuel injection system.    For diesel engines, the device should be placed as

~close to the injector pump as possible.      The device is secured in the fuel

line by two plastic fastening straps running around the device.       The device‘s

 installation instructions are shown in the Appendix.



V.         DISCUSSION

           Sage International Corporation, Inc. claims that the

Fuelmaster/Fuelmizer, when installed on a vehicle‘s fuel line, magnetically

treats fluid hydrocarbon fuels.    The manufacturer stated the device is

configured so the fuel passing the device is treated by the focalized magnetic

field.    The manufacturer also claims this device allows the engine to operate

more efficiently and improves fuel economy.       The ARB did not perform any

testing on the device to substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer.

However, it is the staff‘s opinion that the technical principles underlying

 the stated function of the device are not capable of producing any effects on

 emission and fuel economy.

           The ARB previously exempted three similar devices; "Fuel Charger" by

J.    A. Lance Company, Inc., "Fuel—Energizer" by the Magnetizer Group, Inc. and

 "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development".      Because of previous

 exemptions issued to similar devices with the same operating principle as the

 Fue]master/Fue1mizer and the fact that qualifying for an exemption is based on

 not adversely affecting exhaust emissions, the staff recommends that Sage

 International Corporation, Inc. be granted an exemption as requested.
                                        _3.


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                   FuelMaster
                INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
      Please read all instructions before beginning the
      installation of the FuelMaster.
      1. Take the FueliMaster and the two plastic fasteners out of the
         package.

      2. Thread the plastic fasteners through the holes on one half of
         the FuelMaster so that the large portion of the plastic
         fastener‘s grip faces forward.

       . Thread the plastic fasteners through the other half of the
         FuelMaster and pull through so that the space between the
         two halves is slightly more than the width of the fuel line.

       . Find the inbound fuel line and locate the section closest to
        the carburetor or fuel injectors.

       . Place FuelMaster on the fue!
         line and slip ends of plastic
         fasteners through the grips.

       . Tighten plastic fasteners
         until two halves of
        FuelMaster are facing each
        other and are paralle!l. Do not pull
        too tight, as optimal installation is
        when the two halves are parallel.

       . The two haives do not need to touch in any way. So long as
        both halves are parallel, and the Fue/Master is snug on the
        fuel line, it will do its job for the life of your vehicle.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:25

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