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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 7, 1994.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts


This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-183-8
  • Executive Order 183-8 / D183-8
  • ARB # D-183-8
  • Executive Order No: D-183-8
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-183-8
  • Resolution D-183-8
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D-183-8 Document:

                                                          {Page 1 of 2)

                                    State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—8
                         Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code

                           "NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS®"

       WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section   27156 and Title 13 California Code of
       Regulations (hereafter "CCR")   Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air
       Resources Board (ARB) and its   Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket
       catalytic converters from the   prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156
       and 38391.

       WHEREAS, Perfection Automotive Products Corporation of 12445 Levan Road,
       Livonia, Michigan 48150, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
       prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new
       aftermarket converters listed in Exhibit A which is attached hereto and
       incorporated herein.

       WHEEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
       and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
        Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the ARB
      . finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the
       California Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13,    California
       Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).  Emission performance of the catalytic
       converters was based on durability mileage accumulation of 25,000 miles      ©
       using the AMA durability driving schedule (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40,
       Part 86, Code of Federal Regulations (June 28, 1977)).

       IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from—
       the prqhibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for installation
       on applicable vehicles subject to the following conditions:

          1.   No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in
               the application for exemption.  Any changes to the catalytic
               converters or any of their components, applicable model year, or
               other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved
               by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

          2.   Marketing of the converters using identifications other than those
               shown in the exemption application or marketing of the catalytic
               converters for vehicle applications other than the ones listed in —
               this order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from
               the ARB.  Exemption of these products shall not be construed as an
               exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the
               catalytic converters as individual devices.

    "NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS®               (Page 2 of 2)

       3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
            by Ferfection Automotive Products Corporation, its principals,
            agents, employees, distributors, dealers, or other representatives
            must include the disclaimer that the Executive Order or the exemption
            it provides is not an endorsément or approval of any emissions
            reduction claims for the catalytic converters and is only a finding
            that the catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of
            Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391.     i

       4.   Upon installation, the catalytic converters must carry a
            manufacturer‘s warranty. for 25,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000
            miles or five years on the shell.

    Viclation 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 determination is made,
    after the hearing, that grounds for revocation exist.                     '

    Executive Orders Nos. D—183—4 dated February 10, 1993, and D—183—7 dated
    October 20, 1993, are hereby superseded and of no further force and effect.

    Executed at El Monte, California, this   2       day of January, 1994.

                                       Aé€istant Division Chief
                                       Mobile Source Division

                                    EXHIBIT A


                                    E.0. D—183—8

Converter Type   +(Eng. Size/EIW)                 Part Numbers         :
TWC              3.8L/4250 LBS.       23002, 23005, 23007, 23008, 23022  23025,
                 *(FIV ONLY)          23027, 23028, 23032, 23035, 23037, 23038,

oc               5.71/4000 LBs        23012, 23015, 23017, 23018

Twc + oc         3.8L/4250 LBS.       23062, ‘23065, 23067, 23068
(as TwC)

THC + oC         5.0L/4250 LBs.       23042, 23045,   ‘23047,   23048, 23052, 23055,
                                      23057, 23058

TWC + 0C         5.0L/4250 LBS.       23042, 23045,   23047,    23048, 23052, 23055,
{as 0C)                               23057, 23058

+ETW = Equivalent Test Weight
*FIV = Fuel Injected Vehicles

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:14
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:14

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