Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 27, 2017.
As of Monday, August 26th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
PSV38Various 2009-2016 BMW 2.0/3.0L turbocharged diesel passenger cars and light-duty trucksSee PDFSee PDF

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-792
  • Executive Order 792 / D792
  • ARB # D-792
  • Executive Order No: D-792
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-792
  • Resolution D-792
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Download: Executive Order D-792 PDF

D-792 Document:

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—792

                              Relating to Exemptions under
                           Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                            Optimized Fuel Technologies, Inc.

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—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Optec, manufactured by
Optimized Fuel Technologies, Inc. of 2173 Salk Avenue Suite 250, Carlsbad, California
92008, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle
pollution control systems, and therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions in Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for the vehicles listed in the attached Exhibit A.

The Optec consists of a metal hydrogen generator unit, open—element air filter at the
unit inlet, rubber hose (SAE J3ORT7 or equivalent) connected from the unit outlet to the
stock air intake tube, and various barbs, rubber grommets, electrical wiring and
connectors. The Optec does not allow for user adjustability and no changes are made
to any other component of the stock engine.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Optec do not
recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those of the vehicle

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Optec, as exempt by the
Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s emission
control system, shall invalidate this Executive Order.

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

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

Exemption of the Optec shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
advertise any component of the kit as an individual device.

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

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This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Optec may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle

This Executive Order is granted based on emission test results, submitted by Optimized
Fuel Technologies, Inc., using the Federal Test Procedure (FTP), Supplemental Federal
Test Procedure (SFTP), and an examination of the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD 11)
system. A 2015 BMW 328d equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged—diesel engine
(FBMXVO2.0N47, LEV—II ULEV) was used for the evaluation of the Optec. Results from
emissions testing conducted at California Environmental Engineering in Santa Ana,
California are shown below (in grams per mile):

2015 BMW 328d (modified configuration)

      FTP                Emission Level          NMOG            cCO       NOx         PM
                               (DF applied)

                              50,000 mi.            0.027        0.1       0.03         —
                    50,000 mi. Standard             0.040        1.7       0.05         —

                            120,000 mi.             0.050        0.3       0.03        0.01
                   120,000 mi. Standard             0.055        2.1       0.07        0.01

                                                 NMHC + NOx                  cCO
      SFTP USO6          Emission Level                0.01                 0.02
                              Standard                 0.14                  8.0

      SFTP SCO3          Emission Level                0.02                  0.3
                              Standard                 0.20                  2.7

Emission test results in the modified configuration met the applicable certification
standards. Examination of the OBD II system showed the Optec does not affect OBD II
operation. Therefore, based on the test results, the staff concludes that the Optec
meets the criteria for exemption.

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
California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq. If evidence provides the
Air Resources Board with reasons to suspect that the Optec will affect the durability of
the emission control system, Optimized Fuel Technologies, Inc. shall be required to
submit durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle emission control system
is not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified parts demonstrate adequate

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The hydrogen generator device described herein does not qualify as a potential
compliance option for the California Air Resources Board‘s in—use diesel fleet

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 the hearing that grounds
for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this     27 day of February 2017.

               Annette Hebert, Chief
               Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division

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                                              Exhibit A

 Part Number |_ ModelYear |_          _ Make:                   Engine              Model*

                   2014 —2016           BMW            2.0L Turbocharged Diesel   AIl PC & LDT
                   2009 —2016           BMW            3.0L Turbocharged Diesel   AIl PC & LDT

*Definitions: PC=passenger car; LDT=light—duty truck

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Document Created: 2017-03-07 10:22:07
Document Modified: 2017-03-07 10:22:07

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