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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 3, 2005.
As of Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
302882005 model-year DaimlerChrysler 3.3 and 3.8 liter minivansThis exemption allows replacement of the stock fuel tank with a 20-gallon steel tank. It also allows relocation of the new tank to the front of the vehicle.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-597
  • Executive Order 597 / D597
  • ARB # D-597
  • Executive Order No: D-597
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-597
  • Resolution D-597
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Download: Executive Order D-597 PDF

D-597 Document:



                                      State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—597

                                Relating to Exemptions under
                             Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                Freedom Motors USA, Inc.
                             Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly                                 |
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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 Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Replacement Fuel Tank
Assembly, manufactured by Freedom Motors USA, Inc. of 923 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle
Creek, Michigan 49014, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control system, and therefore, the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly is
exempt from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on the
following vehicles:

   Assembly Part Number        Vehicle Application

   30288                       2005 model—year DaimlerChrysler 3.3 and 3.8 liter minivans

   90050                       2003 through 2005 model—year Honda 2.4 liter Element

This Executive Order is based on evaporative emissions, refueling emissions, and
On—Board Diagnostic !I System testing. Testing showed that the Replacement Fuel Tank
Assembly does not adversely affect the vehicle‘s emissions or reduce the effectiveness of
its On—Board Diagnostic I! System.

Exemption of the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly shall not be construed as an
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the assembly as
individual devices.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any device advertised, offered for sale, sold
with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an uitimate
purchaser.

This Executive Orderis valid provided that installation instructions for the Replacement
Fuel Tank Assembly do not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different
from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Replacement Fuel Tank
Assembly, as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the


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 performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
 Order.                                                             f

  Marketing of the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly using an identification other than
  that shown in this Executive Order or for an application other than those listed in this
. Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
 Resources Board.

 In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board 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.

 This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
 Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly may have on any warranty either expressed or
 implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

 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.

 THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
 ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE
 AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
 ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF FREEDOM
 MOTORS USA, INC.‘S REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY.

 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 _—s" day of November 2005.


                                        Alleztrzons, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Operations Division




  FREEDOM MOTORS USA, INC. — REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY — D—597



Document Created: 2005-11-21 07:49:38
Document Modified: 2005-11-21 07:49:38

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