Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 25, 1993.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
3333EC-58282S1993 1.3L Mazda RX-7

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-186-12
  • Executive Order 186-12 / D186-12
  • ARB # D-186-12
  • Executive Order No: D-186-12
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-186-12
  • Resolution D-186-12
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Download: Executive Order D-186-12 PDF

D-186-12 Document:

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                                State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES   BOARD

                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—186—12
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                of the Vehicle Code

                                    HKS USA, INC.
                             POWER FLOW AIR FILTER SYSTEM

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—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:       That the installation of the Power Flow Air
Filter System (Air Filter System), part no. 3333EC—58282S manufactured by
HKS USA, Inc. of 20312 Gramercy Place, Torrance, California 90501 has been
found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1993 Mazda RX7s with a 1.3L engine.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions
for the Air Filter System will not recommend tuning the vehicle to
specifications different from those submitted by HKS USA, Inc.

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

Marketing of the Air Filter System using any identification other than that
shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Air Filter System for an
application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be
prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.
Exemption of the Air Filter System shall not be construed as exemption to
sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that
the use of the Air Filter System may have on any warranty either expressed
or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on an evaluation if emissions tests
were conducted in accordance with Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.
However, the Air Resources Board finds that reasonable grounds exist to
believe that use of the Air Filter System may adversely affect emissions of
motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the parameters of the
previously prescribed test procedures.       Accordingly, the Air Resources Board
reserves the right to conduct additional emission tests,      in the future,   as

HKS USA,   INC.                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—186—12
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such tests are developed,    that will more adequately measure emissions from
all cycle phases.   If such test results demonstrate that the Air Filter
System adversely affects emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as
those conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold—Start CVS—75
Federal Test Procedure), this Executive Order shall be effectively rescinded
as of the date the test results are validated,         Further,   if such test
results or other evidence provides the Air Resources Board with reason to
suspect that the Air Filter System will affect the durability of the
emission control system,    HKS USA,   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 part
demonstrates adequate durability.

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.


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.

Vviolation 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 the order, in 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 after hearing
that grounds for revocation exist.
Executed at El Monte,   California,    this 255     day of October,   1993.

                                              R. B. Summerfie       /
                                              Assistant Divis¥on Chief
                                              Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:53
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:53

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