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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 7, 1996.
As of Friday, September 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

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This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-14
  • Executive Order 193-14 / D193-14
  • ARB # D-193-14
  • Executive Order No: D-193-14
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-14
  • Resolution D-193-14
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Download: Executive Order D-193-14 PDF

D-193-14 Document:

                                                              (Page 1 of 2)

                                    State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—14
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehicle Code

                            CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391,              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 converter from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Car Sound Exhaust Systems, Inc. (Car Sound) of 22961 Arroyo Vista,
Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied to the ARB for
exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to
use their aftermarket series 93000 three—way plus oxidation catalytic
converter (TWC + 0OC) for the following application:

Type          Use         Series No.    Max.   Eng.   Size    Max.    Test Veh. Wt.
TWC + OC      TWC + OC    93000         5.0L   (302   CID)    3,875    lbs.

The single TWC + OC unit can be used to replace original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) catalyst systems on non—precatalyst/non—OBD II equipped
Ford Motor Company Mustang 5.0L, consisting of a TWC in series with a
separate oxidation catalyst (0C), with air injection in between the
catalysts.  The two—by—one replacement is limited to Ford Mustang 5.0L/3875
lbs.  The replacement is allowed only if the following conditions are met:

       1.   A state inspection program      (Smog Check)     has determined that the OEM
            catalytic converter is functionally ineffective.

       2.   The vehicle is a "grey market" vehicle that requires a catalyst in
            order to meet California emission requirements.

       3.   Proof that a vehicle was in an accident which caused the OEM
            catalyst to be damaged.       Acceptable proofs may include police
            report and photographs of the damages.           The repair facility must
            attach such proofs to their repair documentation and keep them for
            inspection,   if necessary.

WHEREAS,     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—9, the ARB finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converter
complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,
California Code of Requlations, Section 2222(h).  Emission performance of
the catalytic converter 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 Requlations (June 28, 1977)).

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—14
"AFTERMARKET THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION                   (Page 2 of 2)

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

    2.   Marketing of the catalytic converter using identifications other
         than those shown in the exemption application, and in this
         Executive Order, or marketing of the catalytic converter for
         application other than the ones shown in this Executive Order shall
         be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.
         Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an exemption to
         sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the catalytic
         converter as individual devices.

    3.    Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
         content by Car Sound Exhaust Systems, Inc., 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 endorsement— or approval of any emissions
         reduction claims for the catalytic converter and is only a finding
         that the catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions of
         Vehicle Code Section 27156.

    4.   No claims such as "free flow catalytic converter" or "performance
         catalytic converter" can be made in any oral or written advertising
         by Car Sound or businesses associated with the two—by—one
         replacement.  This condition supersedes all previous Executive
         Orders and authorization on two—in—one replacement for Ford Motor
         Company vehicles.

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

Violation 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.

Executed at El Monte,   California,   this     2   day of August 1996.

                                      N HKealde[
                                              .B. Summerfield
                                              ssistant Division Chief
                                             Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:42
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:42

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