Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 26, 1999.
As of Sunday, June 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
51907A-96062000 model-year 2.4/3.3/3.8 liter Chrysler Corporation minivans, originally equipped with 20-gallon high density polyethylene fuel tanks.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-449-2
  • Executive Order 449-2 / D449-2
  • ARB # D-449-2
  • Executive Order No: D-449-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-449-2
  • Resolution D-449-2
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Download: Executive Order D-449-2 PDF

D-449-2 Document:



                                                                 (Page 1 of 2)


                                       State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDERD—449—2
                           Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                               THE BRAUN CORPORATION
                           20—GALLON POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC
                          REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
                                 PART NO. 51907A—9606


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 Braun Corporation‘s (Braun‘s)
20—gallon polyethylene plastic replacement fuel tank assembly, part no. 51907A—9606,
manufactured for Braun (631 West 11th Street, Winamac, Indiana 46996) by Meese Orbitron
Dunne Company of 4920 State Road, P.O. Box 607, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, has been found not to
reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control system, and therefore, the   ‘
replacement fuel tank assembly is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the California
Vehicle Code for installation on 2000 model—year 2.4/3.3/3.8 liter Chrysler Corporation minivans,
originally equipped with 20—gallon high density polyethylene fuel tanks.

This exemption is based on fuel tank temperature profile and on—board diagnostic system testing
conducted by Braun on a 1998 model—year 3.3 liter Dodge Grand Caravan SE minivan. Through
engineering evaluation of the fuel tank temperature data, it was concluded that Braun‘s replacement
fuel tank assembly does not adversely affect the evaporative emissions of the Dodge Caravan. In
addition, Braun showed that the replacement fuel tank assembly does not affect the operation of the
vehicle‘s on—board diagnostic leak detection system. The same results are expected when the
replacement fuel tank assembly is installed on the 2000 model—year minivans.

Exemption of the replacement fuel tank assembly shall not be construed as an exemption to sell,
offer for sale, or advertise any components of the replacement fuel tank assembly as individual
devices.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the replacement fuel tank
assembly not recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those submitted by the
vehicle manufacturer.

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


THE BRAUN CORPORATION                                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—449—2
20—GALLON POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC                                     (Page 2 of 2)
REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
PART NO. 51907A—9606


Marketing of the replacement fuel tank assembly 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 does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the replacement
fuel tank assembly may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer.                                                       —

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.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR
RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE BRAUN
CORPORATION®S 20—GALLON POLYETHYLENE PLASTIC REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK
ASSEMBLY.

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     __<C~—__   day of October 1999.



                                         R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:55
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:55

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