Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 23, 2006.
As of Monday, June 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
Q-Shield2006 model-year and older diesel and gasoline powered vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-549-1
  • Executive Order 549-1 / D549-1
  • ARB # D-549-1
  • Executive Order No: D-549-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-549-1
  • Resolution D-549-1
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Download: Executive Order D-549-1 PDF

D-549-1 Document:



                                     State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—549—1

                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the California Vehicle Code

                                American Diesel & Gas, Inc.
                                        Q—Shield

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 installation of the Q—Shield, manufactured
by American Diesel & Gas, Inc., 4800 N. Federal Highway, Suite 301A, Boca Raton,
Florida 33431, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle
pollution control systems and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for all 2006 model—year and older diesel and gasoline
powered vehicles.

The Q—Shield consists of aluminized silicate fiber insulation to be applied to the air filter
housing, intake tubing, exhaust manifold, turbocharger, and intercooler. An aluminized
silicate fiber insulation with a metallic mesh base is used to wrap the turbocharger and
exhaust manifold. No emission related components are modified or relocated in the
installation of the Q—Shield.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Q—Shield
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 Q—Shield, as exempt by the
Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution
control system shalf invalidate this Executive Order.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Q—Shield advertised, offered for sale, sold
with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
ultimate purchaser.

Marketing of the Q—Shield using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Q—Shield for an application other than those listed
in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
Resources Board.


This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Q—Shield may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicie
manufacturer.

This Executive Order is issued based on an engineering evaluation which shows that
the Q—Shield would have no adverse impact on emissions or on the function of the
emission control system components of the vehicles upon which it would be installed.

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, Califomia Code of
Regulations, Section 2222, et seq. Further, if test results or other evidence provides the
ARB with reason to suspect that the Q—Shield will affect the durability of emission
control systems, American Diesel & Gas, Inc., shall be required to submit durability data
to show that the durability of vehicle emission control systems are not, in fact, affected
and/or that the add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate durability.

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 THE Q—SHIELD.

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.

Viotation 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    5—23 %ay of October, 2006.




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                          ~ %ué.cmette Hebert, Chief
                                Mobile Source Operations Division




                        AMERICAN DIESEL & GAS — Q—SHIELD — D—549—



Document Created: 2006-12-04 11:52:09
Document Modified: 2006-12-04 11:52:09

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