Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 5, 2017.
As of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
E51907A-082008-2011 model year 3.3, 3.6, and 3.8 liter Chrysler and Dodge minivansThe stock fuel tank is moved rearward and an air intake adaptor is added.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-449-53
  • Executive Order 449-53 / D449-53
  • ARB # D-449-53
  • Executive Order No: D-449-53
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-449-53
  • Resolution D-449-53
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Download: Executive Order D-449-53 PDF

D-449-53 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—449—53

                              Relating to Exemptions under
                           Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                       The Braun Corporation (d.b.a. BraunAbility)
                                   Fuel Tank Assembly

Pursuant to the authority vested in the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by Vehicle
Code (VC) Section 27156; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Health and Safety Code Sections
39515 and 39516 and Executive Order G—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Fuel Tank Assembly
E51907A—08, manufactured by The Braun Corporation (Braun) of 631 West 11°" Street,
Winamac, Indiana 46996, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the
applicable vehicle pollution control system, and therefore, the Fuel Tank Assembly, is
exempt from the prohibitions in VC Section 27156 for installation on the 2008 through
2011 model—year 3.3, 3.6, and 3.8 liter Chrysler/Dodge minivans.

The Fuel Tank Assembly includes fuel tank relocation and addition of an air intake
adaptor.

This exemption is based on an engineering evaluation and previous testing Braun
conducted with similar Fuel Tank Assemblies.

Exemption of the Fuel Tank Assembly shall not be construed as an exemption to sell,
offer for sale, or advertise any component of the 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 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 Fuel Tank Assembly, as
exempt by CARB, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution
control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the 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 CARB.


                                            .4.

In addition to the foregoing, CARB 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 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 California 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
CARB OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION
BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF BRAUN‘S 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 6-         day of May 2017.


        ttRoen   Annette Hebert, Chief
                 Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division




        THE BRAUN CORPORATION — FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY — D—449—53



Document Created: 2017-05-16 16:08:34
Document Modified: 2017-05-16 16:08:34

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