Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 26, 1998.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1998 and older model year heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-445
  • Executive Order 445 / D445
  • ARB # D-445
  • Executive Order No: D-445
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-445
  • Resolution D-445
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Download: Executive Order D-445 PDF

D-445 Document:



                                                               (Page 1 of 3)



                                         State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—445
                           Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                        of the Vehicle Code

                                    FUEL TECH. ENERGY, INC.
                                        FUEL CHARGER


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, Fuel Tech. Energy, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions
of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuel Charger for use on 1998 and older model—year
heavy—duty diesel vehicles;.

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

   1.    The Fuel Charger 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 Fuel Charger is intended for use with a required motor vehicle pollution control
         system.

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

   5.    The Fuel Charger 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 Fuel Charger does not reduce the effectiveness of any required motor vehicle
        pollution control system.

   7.    The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no basis on which the Fuel
         Charger will provide either a decrease in emissions or an increase in fuel economy.


FUEL TECH. ENERGY, INC.                                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—445
FUEL CHARGER                                                  (Page 2 of 3)


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

         The Fuel Charger is not a certified motor vehicle pollution control device pursuant to the
         Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

   10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to Fuel Tech. Energy, Inc. for the Fuel Charger does
         not recommend or endorse in any way the Fuel Charger for emissions reduction, fuel
         economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Fuel Charger is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle
Code Section 27156 for installation on 1998 and older model—year heavy—duty diesel 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.

         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 must be evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in
         California.

         Marketing of this device using an identification othet than that shown in this Executive
         Order or marketing of this device for an application other than those listed in the
         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.

         Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Fuel Tech.
         Energy, 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 emissions reduction or fuel economy
         claims for the Fuel Charger and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the
         prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

         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 written
         communication.


FUEL TECH. ENERGY, INC.                                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—445
FUEL CHARGER                                                 (Page 3 of 3)


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 a hearing that grounds for revocation exist.
                                           z6.
Executed at El Monte, California, this 11_&_ day of January 1998.



                                                     thalds /.
                                            . Summerfield, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:14:21
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:14:21

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