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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 15, 2002.
As of Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
51907A-96062002 model-year DaimlerChrysler 2.4, 3.3, and 3.8 liter Caravan and Voyager gasoline and flexible fuel ethanol minivansThe modification is allowed on minivans originally equipped with a 20-gallon plastic fuel tank.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-449-5
  • Executive Order 449-5 / D449-5
  • ARB # D-449-5
  • Executive Order No: D-449-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-449-5
  • Resolution D-449-5
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Download: Executive Order D-449-5 PDF

D-449-5 Document:



                                      State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—449—5

                                 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—02—003;

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. O. 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 2002 model—year DaimlerChrysler 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 previous On—Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) and
On—Board Diagnostic I! (OBD II) system testing conducted by The Braun Corporation.
Results of the ORVR emission and OBD II system tests showed 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, the replacement fuel tank assembly is also expected to have no adverse
effect on 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.

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.


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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 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 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     [5’”     day of May 2002.




                                         Alleléyons, Chief
                                         New Vehicle/Engine Programs Branch




THE BRAUN CORPORATION — REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY — D—449—5



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:47
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:47

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