Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 25, 1999.
As of Friday, May 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1995 and older vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-478
  • Executive Order 478 / D478
  • ARB # D-478
  • Executive Order No: D-478
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-478
  • Resolution D-478
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Download: Executive Order D-478 PDF

D-478 Document:



                                                           (Page 1 of 2)


                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—478
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


               COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS CORP.
             "YELLOWJACKET/DIRECTHITS IGNITION AMPLIFIER®"


WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California Code of
regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222, authorize the California Air Resources
Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt add—on and modified aftermarket
devices from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Combustion Technology Products Corp. of 8280 Bob O‘Link Drive, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33412, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their "Yellowjacket" and "DirectHits"
ignition amplifier for installation on 1995 and older model year vehicles.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and
Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by
Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—9, the ARB finds that
the above ignition amplifier complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156
and Title 13, California Code of Regulations. Exemption of the "Yellowjacket" and
"DirectHits" ignition amplifier is based on the following compliance criteria:

    1. The "Yellowjacket" and "DirectHits" has provisions for all emission controls or
provide for their equivalent in the production system.

    2. Emissions related specifications and/or adjustments including basic timing, idle
air/fuel ratio, and RPM settings, choke settings, etc., are not altered.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above ignition amplifier is exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the model— year vehicles
stated above subject to the following conditions:

     1. No changes are permitted to the "Yellowjacket" or "DirectHits" ignition amplifier
as described in the application for exemption. Any changes to the ignition amplifier, the
installation instructions, or any of its components, and other factors addressed in this
order must be evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.


COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—478
"YELLOWJACKET/DIRECTHITS®"                               (Page 2 of 2)


     2. Marketing of the "Yellowjacket" or "DirectHits" ignition amplifier using
identification other than those shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the
"Yellowjacket" or "DirectHits" for application other than the one listed in this Executive
Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB. Exemption
of this product shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise
any components of the "Yellowjacket" or "DirectHits" ignition amplifier as individual
devices.

    3. With installation of the "Yellowjacket" or "DirectHits" ignition amplifier, the
ignition timing of the vehicle must not under any condition exceed that of the original
production system by more than +4 crankshaft degrees.

    4. Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by
Combustion Technology Products Corp., its principals, agents, employees, distributors,
dealers, or other representatives must include the disclaimer that the Executive Order or
the exemption it provides is not an endorsement or approval of any emissions reduction
claims for the ignition amplifier and is only a finding that the ignition amplifier is exempt
from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

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
COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS CORPS. "YELLOWJACKET OR
DIRECTS" IGNITION AMPLIFIER.

No claims 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.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order.
The order may be revoked only after ten day written notice of intention to revoke the
order, in which period the holder of the 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 order may not be revoked until a determination
after hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executive Order D—398—1, dated December 17, 1997, is superseded and of no further
force and effect.
                                              L
Executed at El Monte, California, this _j,é_tjay f March 1999.




                                      R. B.   Summerfield, CMef
                                      Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:30
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:30

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