Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 18, 2003.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

2003 and older model year General Motors trucks equipped with the 6.6L turbo diesel engineThe SmartBox-E device consists of an electronic module, wiring harness, three position dash switch, and necessary hardware to install the device.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-500-2
  • Executive Order 500-2 / D500-2
  • ARB # D-500-2
  • Executive Order No: D-500-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-500-2
  • Resolution D-500-2
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Download: Executive Order D-500-2 PDF

D-500-2 Document:

                                       State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—500—2

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                                 Van Aaken Developments Ltd.
                                         SmartBox—E          '

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the Vehicle |
Code; and                                                                                           ‘

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39515 and Section 39516 of
the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;                             —

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the instailation of the SmartBox—E manufactured and
marketed by Van Aaken Developments Ltd., Crowthorne Business Center, Telford Avenue,
Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6XA, United Kingdom has been found not to reduce the
effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control system and, therefore, is exempt from
the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 2003 and older model year General
Motors trucks equipped with the 6.6L turbo diesel engine.

The SmartBox—E device consists of an electronic module, wiring harness, three position dash
switch, and necessary hardware to install the device.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the SmartBox—E will
not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those submitted by the
device manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the SmartBox—E, as exempt by the Air
Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control
system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the SmartBox—E using any identification other than that shown in this Executive
Order or marketing of the SmartBox—E for an application other than those listed in this
Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources
Board. Exemption of the SmartBox—E shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for
sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual device. .

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
SmartBox—E may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle


This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that
the SmartBox—E did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during a Cold—Start 505 Federal
Test Procedure. A 2003 model year General Motors HD3500 with a 6.6L diesel engine, and
certified to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) emission standards was used as the test vehicle.

                  HC       CO      NOx        PM               Opacity
Stock             015      1.0     5.7       0.047             2.9%
Device            0.06      1.0    6.2       0.070             10.6%
Difference       —0.09     0.0     0.5       0.023
% Change          —57%      0%     9.0%

Exhaust emissions during comparative Cold Start 505 Federal Test Procedure showed that
the SmartBox—E did not cause emissionsto exceed baseline by more than the allowed limits of
10 percent or 0.10 grams per mile on hydrocarbon (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 15
percent or 1.0 grams per mile carbon monoxide (CO), and 15 percent or 0.03 grams per mile
on Particulate Matter (PM) as specified in the "Procedures for Exemption of Add—On and
Modified Parts." Opacity test results were also below their applicable emission standard. This
Executive Order is also based on an On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I!) testing conducted on the
same vehicle. Test data showed that the SmartBox—E when installed on the vehicle did not
affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

The ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the SmartBox—E may
adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the
parameters of the Cold—Start 505 Federal Test Procedure. Accordingly, the ARB reserves the
right to conduct additional emission tests, in the future, as such tests are developed, that will
more adequately measure emissions from all cycle phases. If such test results demonstrate
that the SmartBox—E adversely affect emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as those
conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold Start 505 Federal Test Procedure),
this Executive Order shall be effectively rescinded as of the date the test results are validated.
Further, if such test results or other evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the
SmartBox—E will affect the durability of the emission control system, Van Aaken Developments
Ltd. shall be required to submit durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle
emission control system is not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified part
demonstrates adequate durability.

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.



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.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after a 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 is made after the hearing that grounds
for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 18”'/ day of November 2003.

                                         eptyons, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division


Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:17
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:17

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