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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 10, 1996.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

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>>>> See Rems>>> See RemsNon-OBD2 , see list of exempted catalytic converter

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-15
  • Executive Order 193-15 / D193-15
  • ARB # D-193-15
  • Executive Order No: D-193-15
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-15
  • Resolution D-193-15
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-193-15 PDF

D-193-15 Document:



                                                                  (Page 1 of 2)

                                   State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—15
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                     .   CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.
                 "THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER"

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 market their aftermarket series 94000 three—way plus
oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC) for the following
application:

Type           Use         Series No.    Max.     Eng.   Size    Max. Test Veh. Wt.
TWC + OC       TWC + OC    94000          5.9L    (360 CID)      6,000      lbs.

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—9, the ARB finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converter
complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,
California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).  Emission performance
of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging using
Johnson Matthey Catalytic Systems Division‘s bench—aging procedure
EDCS3 for 25 hours in lieu of 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 converter is exempt
from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation
on the approved application vehicles subject to the following
conditions:

       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.


CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—15
"AFTERMARKET THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION              (Page 2 of 2)
CATALYTIC CONVERTER"


    3.     Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
           content by Car Sound Exhaust System, 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.    Car Sound Exhaust System,   Inc.   installation instructions for
          the new catalytic converter must conform to requirements in
          Paragraphs I and IX of California Evaluation Procedures for
          New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

    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.                           1‘

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



                                             KQ»MKSummerfield
                                             Assistant Divisi
                                              Obile Source Division


                     State of California
                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.‘s NEW AFTERMARKET
  THREE~—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
    FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND
   TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222 (h)




                       September 1996


    EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.‘s NEW AFTERMARKET
      THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
       FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND
      TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                                    by
                        Mobile Source Division

                         9528 Telstar Avenue
                       El Monte,   CA    91731~—2990




(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air
Resources Board and approved for publication.  Approval does not
signify that the contents necessarily reflect the views and policies
of the Air Resources Board, nor does mention of trade names or
commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                  SUMMARY


           Car Sound Exhaust System,     Inc.   (Car Sound)   of 22961 Arroyo

Vista, Rancho Santa Margarité,    California 92688, has applied for an

exemption of their new aftermarket three—way plus oxidation catalytic

converter (TWC + OC)    from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections

27156 and 38391, in accordance with California regulations on new

aftermarket catalytic converters.        The two test catalysts were aged

using a EDC53 bench—aging procedure developed by Johnson Matthey

Catalyst Division    (Johnson Matthey)    and approved by the Air Resources

Board   (ARB).   The substrates manufactured by Johnson Matthey are of

ceramic monolith type.     The front substrate contains palladium and

rhodium, and the rear substrate’contains palladium.           The new converter

is limited to vehicles powered by a 5.9L with equivalent test weight

of 6,000 lbs.    for TWC + OC application.

           Emissions data submitted by the applicant and from ARB‘s

confirmatory tests show that the catalytic converter meets the

requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California

Code of Regulations,    Section 2222(h)    for the stated application.

Based on the above,    the staff recommends that the exenmption be granted

as requested and that Executive Order D~193—15 be issued.


                            coNTENTS
                                       Page Number

       SUMMARY




                                          e
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       CcOoNTENTS

       INTRODUCTION

II.    CONCLUSION

III.   RECOMMENDATION

IVv.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION

v.     DEVICE EVALUATION




                               i1


       EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.‘s NEW AFTERMARKET
         THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
          FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND
          TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS SECTION 2222(h)

I.          INTRODUCTION

           Car Sound Exhaust System,             Inc.    (Car Sound)   of 22961 Arroyo

Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita,            California 92688, has applied for an

exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and

38391 for their new aftermarket three—way catalytic converter                    (TWC +

OC)    in accordance with California reqgulations on new aftermarket

catalytic converters.       The ceramic monolith substrate of the new

catalyst was manufactured by Johnson Matthey Catalyst Division

(Johnson Matthey).       The new aftermarket catalyst is intended for the

following vehicle application:


                         Max.    Eng.     Max.    Veh.
Series Number            Size             Test Wt.
94000                    5. 9L            6,000    lbs.

Car Sound intends to market the new TWC + OC as a replacement for

applicable vehicles whose manufacturers‘                  warranty has expired and the

need for replacementvof the original equipment manufacturer                    (OEM)

catalyst has been established and documented.

II.        coNCLUSION

           The applicant has submitted all the required information,                    and

based on the applicant‘s submitted exhaust emissions test data and

ARB‘s confirmatory test results,            the staff concludes that the new

aftermarket catalyst meets the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code

Section 27156 and Title 13,         California Code of Regulations,           Section

2222(h)   for the stated applications.

III.       RECOMMENDATION

           Staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested

and that Executive Order No.            D—193—15 be issued,       permitting the

advertisement,   sale,    and installation of the new aftermarket catalyst

on applicable vehicles.


IV.         DEVICE DESCRIPTION

            Car Sound‘s new aftermarket TWC + OC contains two oval

ceramic monolith substrates.       The front reduction substrate is coated

with palladium and rhodium,      and the rear reduction substrate is coated

with palladium.     Each substrate has a volume of 24.6 cubic inches.

The substrates are contained in outer stainless steel shell by

wrapping them with Carborundum Expanding Paper.            Aluminized heat

shield is welded to the upperside of the converter to protect vehicle

underbody from excessive heat.       The catalyst may be sold as a unit

with installation instructions or may be used in customized direct fit

exhaust.     It is also sold with a warranty for 25,000 miles on the

substrate and five years or 50,000 miles on the container or shell.

v.          DEVICE EVALUATION

            Car Sound submitted data from testing conducted by Automotive

Testing and Development Services,      Inc.   (ATDS),    Ontario,    California.

Emissions tests were conducted on the following vehicle:


Application      Emission Test Vehicle           Engine Size        ETW
TWC + OC         1989 Dodge B250 Ram Van         5. 9L              6,000 lbs.

Two test catalysts labeled 704X and 704Y were tested.               Testing

consisted of two cold—start CVS—75 with a simulator ("dummy"

catalyst),    followed by two cold—start CVS—75 for each of the test

catalysts.     The Air Resources Board   (ARB)   conducted confirmatory tests

on the new aftermarket catalyst at the ARB‘s Haagen—Smit Laboratory in

El Monte,    California,   using the 1989 5.9L Dodge B250 Ram Van.            The

test results for the catalyst are shown below:


                         ATDS, Ontario, California

             Simulator     Converter 1    Converter 2     Avg.    Conv.   Eff.
HC (g/mi)      2.622         0 .492         0 .479         81.4%
co (g/mi)     34.395         8.365          8.976          74.8%
Nox (g/mi)     2.642         1.118          0.999          59.9%

             Haagen—Smit Laboratory,     El Monte,   California

             simulator     Converter 1    Converter 2     Avg.    Conv. Eff.
HC (g/mi)      2.746         0. 433         0 .503         82.9%
co (g/mi)     32.768         5.946          7.251          79.8%
Nox (g/mi)     2.294         o.828          0.975          60.7%
The above test results meet the minimum requirements of the California

regulations on new aftermarket catalytic converters.



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