Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 27, 2002.
As of Monday, September 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
Model PT-2502002 and older model-year diesel engines with electronic fuel pump and 250 or less horsepower

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-552
  • Executive Order 552 / D552
  • ARB # D-552
  • Executive Order No: D-552
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-552
  • Resolution D-552
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Download: Executive Order D-552 PDF

D-552 Document:

                                                                                 77 lt

                                       State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—552

                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                     Petrol Tech ICM GmbH
                                          "Petrol Tech"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), 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, Petrol Tech ICM GmbH, of World Trade Center, Birkenstr, 15, 28195 Germany, has
applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and
38391 for its Petrol Tech, Models PT—250 and PT—1100, diesel fuel magnet device, for
installation on diesel engines equipped with electronic fuel injection pump, based on the
horsepower shown below.

Device Model              Engine/Nehicle Model—Year                 Horsepower Output
PT—250                    2002 and older                           250 or less
PT—1100                   2002 and older                           250 to 900

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—02—003, the ARB finds that:

1.    The Petrol Tech is a magnetic device connected to the fuel line between the fuel pump
      and the fuel injection, with fuel flowing through the copper tubing on which the coil that
      produces permanent and electro—magnetism is wound.

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

3.    The Petrol Tech is intended for use with a required pollution control system of any diesel
      vehicle and engine, except vehicles and engines powered by electricity.

4.    By being installed on the fuel line, the Petrol Tech constitutes a modification to the
      original configuration of the fuel line.

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

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

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


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

      The Petrol Tech is not a certified motor vehicle polfution control device pursuant to Health
      and Safety Code Section 43644.

10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to Petrol Tech 1CM GmbH for the Petrol Tech device
      does not recommend or endorse in any way the magnet device for emissions reduction,
      fuel economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Petrol Tech is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
Section 27156 for installation on 2002 and older model—year diesel vehicles and engines subject
to the following conditions:

1.    No changes are permitted to the device as described in the application for exemption.
      Any changes to the Petrol Tech or any of its component, or other factors addressed in
      this order must be evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

      Marketing of the Petrol Tech without a permanent label showing the Executive Order
      number or marketing of the Petrol Tech for an application other than the one stated in this
      Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.
      Exemption of the product shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
      advertise any components of the Petrol Tech as an individual device.

      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Petrol Tech ICM
      GmbH, its principals, agents, employees, distributors, dealers, or other representatives
      must include the disclaimer that the Executive Order and the exemption it provides are
      not an endorsement or approval of any emissions reduction claims for the Petrol Tech,
      and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
      Section 27156.

      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.

      No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board", may be made with
      respect to this Executive Order in any advertising or other oral or written communication.


                    PETROL TECH ICM GmbH — PETROL TECH — D—552


    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 it, during 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 recommendation is made, after the hearing, that grounds for revocation

    Executed at El Monte, California, this    __z2*    day of December 2002.

                                        Aeobad.             f
                                   AeAllen Lyons, Chief
                                      Mobile Source Operations Division


                         PETROL TECH ICM GmbH — PETROL TECH — D—552

Document Created: 2005-12-02 08:22:03
Document Modified: 2005-12-02 08:22:03

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