Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 3, 2003.
As of Monday, June 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
2001-2003 model-year DaimlerChrysler 3.3 and 3.8 liter gasoline and flexible fuel ethanol minivansReplace the 20-gallon stock tank with Independent Mobility Systems, Inc.'s 22-gallon tank

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-461-4
  • Executive Order 461-4 / D461-4
  • ARB # D-461-4
  • Executive Order No: D-461-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-461-4
  • Resolution D-461-4
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Download: Executive Order D-461-4 PDF

D-461-4 Document:



                                     State of California
                                AIR RESQURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—461—4

                               Relating to Exemptions under
                            Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                            Independent Mobility Systems, Inc.
                             Replacement Fuel Tank System

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 installation of the replacement fuel tank system,
manufactured by Independent Mobility Systems, Inc. (IMS) of 4100 W. Piedras Street,
Farmington, New Mexico 87401, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the
applicable vehicle pollution control system, and therefore, the replacement fuel tank system
is exempt from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on
2001 through 2003 model—year DaimlerChrysler Corporation 3.3 and 3.8 liter gasoline and
flexible fuel ethanot minivans, originally equipped with a 20—gallon plastic fuel tank.

This exemption is based on previous fuel tank temperature, On—Board Refueling Vapor
Recovery emissions, and On—Board Diagnostic [! (ODB I1) System testing. Test results
showed that IMS‘s replacement fuel tank system does not have any adverse effect on
the vehicle‘s evaporative or refueling emissions or its OBD i1 System.

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




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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 system 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 INDEPENDENT
MOBILITY SYSTEMS, INC.‘S REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK SYSTEM.

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     day of April 2003.




                                         Allea¥yons, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




                     INDEPENDENT MOBILITY SYSTEMS, INC.
                   REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK SYSTEM — D—461—4



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:14:16
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:14:16

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