Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 16, 2002.
As of Monday, October 14th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

2003 and older model-year gasoline and diesel vehiclesThe ECOMAX is an electromagnetic device that emits a magnetic signal around the vehicle's fuel line prior to combustion. Installation requires attaching the ECOMAX to the fuel line using zip ties. Use of the device does not require any other alterations to the vehicle's emission control system.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-548
  • Executive Order 548 / D548
  • ARB # D-548
  • Executive Order No: D-548
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-548
  • Resolution D-548
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Download: Executive Order D-548 PDF

D-548 Document:

                                        State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—548

                                   Relating to Exemptions under
                                 Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                  Econet International Corporation

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations
(CCR) Section 2222(e) authorize the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and its
Executive Officer to exempt add—on and modified parts from the prohibitions of Vehicle
Code Section 27156;

WHEREAS, Econet International Corporation of 11607 Nebel Street, Rockville,
Maryland 20852 has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle
Code Section 27156 for the ECOMAX for use on 2003 and older model—year gasoline
and diesel vehicles;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by the Health and
Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief of the Mobile Source Operations Division
by the Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, the ARB
finds that;

      1.      The ECOMAX is an add—on device that is attached to the fuel line in a motor

     2.       The fuel line is part of the required motor vehicle pollution control system.

     3.       The ECOMAX is intended for use with a required motor vehicle pollution
              control system.

     4.       The ECOMAX by being installed in the fuel line alters the original design of a
              motor vehicle pollution control system.

      5.      The ECOMAX is a device subject to the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section
              27156 and an add—on part as defined by 13 CCR Section 1900(b)(1).

      6.      The ECOMAX does not reduce the effectiveness of any required motor
              vehicle pollution control system.

      7.      The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no basis on
              which the ECOMAX will provide either a decrease in emissions or an increase
              in fuel economy.


     8.     It has not been determined what effect the use of the ECOMAX may have on
            any warranty, either expressed or implied, by the manufacturer of a motor
            vehicle on which the device is installed.

     9.«    The ECOMAX is not a certified motor vehicle pollution control device pursuant
            to the Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     10.    The ARB by granting an exemption to Econet International Corporation for the
            ECOMAX does not recommend or endorse in any way the ECOMAX for
            emission reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the ECOMAX is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 2003 and older model—year gasoline and
diesel vehicles:

     1.     This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism
            advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to
           — or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

     2.     No changes are permitted to the device as described in the application for
            exemption. Any changes to the device, applicable model—year, or other
            factors addressed in this Executive Order must be evaluated and approved by
            the ARB prior to marketing in California.

     3.     Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown in this
            Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application other than
            those listed in the Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
            obtained from the ARB.

     4.     Exemption of the device shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer
            for sate, or advertise any components of the device as individual devices.

     5.     Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Econet
            International Corporation, 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 emission reduction or fuel economy claims for the ECOMAX
            and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle
            Code Section 27156.

     6.     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 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           /érfl   day of October 2002.

                                         Aligf     Lyons, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division


Document Created: 2005-12-02 08:31:40
Document Modified: 2005-12-02 08:31:40

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