Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 30, 2001.
As of Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
51907A-96062001 DaimlerChrysler 2.4, 3.3, and 3.8 L Caravan and Voyager gasoline and flexible fuel ethanol minivans, originally equipped with a 20-gallon plastic fuel tank.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-449-4
  • Executive Order 449-4 / D449-4
  • ARB # D-449-4
  • Executive Order No: D-449-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-449-4
  • Resolution D-449-4
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Download: Executive Order D-449-4 PDF

D-449-4 Document:



                                        State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—449—4

                                   Relating to Exemptions under
                                 Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                      The Braun Corporation
                                 Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly

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 replacement fuel tank
assembly, part number 51907A—9606, manufactured for The Braun Corporation (631 West
11°" Street, P. 0. Box 310, Winamac, Indiana 46996) by Meese Orbitron Dunne Company
(4920 State Road, P. 0. 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
Vehicle Code for installation on 2001 model—year DaimlerChrysiler 2.4, 3.3, and 3.8 liter
Caravan and Voyager gasoline and flexible fuel ethanol minivans, originally equipped with
a 20—gallon plastic fuel tank.

This exemption is based on On—Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) and On—Board
Diagnostic II (ODB II) system testing conducted by The Braun Corporation. Based on
evaluation of ORVR emission data and OBD II system test results, it was concluded that
Braun‘s replacement fuel tank assembly does not adversely affect the vehicle‘s refueling
emissions or reduce the effectiveness of its OBD II system. Based on engineering
evaluation of previous fuel tank temperature data, it was also concluded that the
replacement fuel tank assembly would not adversely affect the vehicle‘s evaporative
emissions.                                                                          _


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

This Executive Order shall not apply to any device advertised, offered for sale, sold
with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate
purchaser.

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


                                               «2.

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

  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.

  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 nét 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 CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
  ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE BRAUN
  CORPORATION‘S 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 is made after a hearing that grounds for
  revocation exist.                                                                     _

  Executed at El Monte, California, this 2"1‘        day of August 2001.



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                                         R. B.   Simmerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




  THE BRAUN CORPORATION — REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY — D—449—4



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:55
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:55

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