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Valid E.O.

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 19, 2015.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
720252008-2011 2.4 liter Toyota Scion xBThe modifications include installation of both front and rear catalytic converters.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-597-39
  • Executive Order 597-39 / D597-39
  • ARB # D-597-39
  • Executive Order No: D-597-39
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-597-39
  • Resolution D-597-39
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Download: Executive Order D-597-39 PDF

D-597-39 Document:



                                     State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—597—39

                                Relating to Exemptions under
                              Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                  Freedom Motors USA, Inc.
                               Fuel Tank System Modifications

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) by Section 27156 of
the Vehicle Code (VC); and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the Fuel Tank System Modifications,
manufactured by Freedom Motors USA, Inc. of 740 Watkins Road, Battle Creek,
Michigan 49015, have been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control system, and therefore, the Fuel Tank System Modifications are
exempt from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the VC for installation on the following
vehicles:

Modification Number                    Vehicle Application

72025 with both front and              2008—2011 model—year Toyota 2.4 liter Scion xB
rear catalytic converters installed

This Executive Order is based on emission testing and engineering evaluation of the
impact on emissions and On—Board Diagnostic II System.

Exemption of the Fuel Tank System Modifications shall not be construed as an
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the modifications 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 ultimate
purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Fuel Tank
System Modifications 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 Fuel Tank System
Modifications, as exempt by ARB, which adversely affect the performance of the
vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.


                                            4.

Marketing of the Fuel Tank System Modifications 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 ARB.

In addition to the foregoing, 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.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Fuel
Tank System Modifications 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 ARB
OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR
ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF FREEDOM MOTORS USA, INC.‘S FUEL TANK
SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS.                                '

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 periodthe 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.

This Executive Order supersedes Executive Orders D—597—7, dated April 24, 2008,
D—597—9, dated September 4, 2008, D—597—18, dated March 30, 2010, and D—597—22,
dated October 18, 2010, which have no further force or effect.

Executed at El Monte, California, this    / z %aay of August 2015.


             Q’ *           tNErrez)
             CAnnétte Hebert, Chief
           %Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division




                         FREEDOM MOTORS USA, INC.
                  FUEL TANK SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS — D—597—39



Document Created: 2015-08-25 13:59:51
Document Modified: 2015-08-25 13:59:51

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