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Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 18, 2007.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsRemarks
Series 460001996 through 2001 selected Volvo passenger carsContact distributor or manufacturer for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-44
  • Executive Order 193-44 / D193-44
  • ARB # D-193-44
  • Executive Order No: D-193-44
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-44
  • Resolution D-193-44
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Download: Executive Order D-193-44 PDF

D-193-44 Document:

                                       State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—44
                       Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code

                             Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc.
            "Series 46000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converter"

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

WHEREAS, Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. (Car Sound) of 22961 Arroyo Vista, Rancho
Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption
from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 to market its new aftermarket
Series 46000 three—way catalytic converter (TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through
2001 model year Volvo passenger cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—I1)
systems as specified in Appendix D—193—44 and incorporated herein. The Series 46000
TWC will be used for single (one unit) exhaust system applications for selected Volvo
passenger cars.

Series 46000 TWC may also be installed on non—OBD II vehicles (1995 and older) similar in
engine and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D—193—44.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and Safety
Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by Health and
Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, Air Resources Board 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). The emissions
performance of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by Delphi Energy
and Chassis Systems using Air Resources Board—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for
75 hours, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—
original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic !I (OBD I!)

WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD I! compatibility tests conducted by Car Sound
Exhaust System, Inc. using a vehicle of a weight classification and exhaust configuration
similar to those listed in Appendix D—193—44 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
standards resulted in the issuance of Executive Order D—193—41, it was determined that the
installation of Series 46000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—193—44 meets the
requirements of California regulations for aftermarket catalytic converters.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—193—44
subject to the following conditions:

                               — o2 —

  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 Air Resources Board 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 Air
       Resources Board. Exemption of these products shalil 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 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
       emission 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.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic
       converter must conform to requirements in Paragraphs I and X of the "Optional
       Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic
       Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) Systems."

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

 6.    Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new
       aftermarket catalytic converter as a "high or easy flow" catalytic converter or
       use any phrase that could make them appear to perform better than an OEM
       catalytic converter.

 7.    The new aftermarket catalytic converter substrate may not be sold or supplied
       to a third party by Car Sound, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and
       individuals associated with Car Sound, to be assembled in a different facility
       and marketed under this Executive Order.

 8.    Any marketing arrangement of the new aftermarket catalytic converter by a third
       party, which involves the use of packaging identification different from the ones
       described in this Executive Order must be approved by Air Resources Board
       prior to shipment.

  9.   Car Sound must submit the required quality audit and production quantity
       reports for its aftermarket catalytic converter semi—annually, covering the
       periods January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31.


                                       oo3 —

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after a 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 _/ é      day of January 2007.

                                     nnette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division



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                                                                              APPENDIX D—193—44                                                        DEC 2 7 2["]5

                                                                                                                                                  Division Chief MSOD (AGH\

                                     Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc.—Series 46000 OBDII Volvo Passenger Cars

no.|*| 409|
               make    |Vehicle° Model              Engine
                                                           Size)ze Enginegine ramity
                                                                               Family   Welght
                                                                                         Class |CBP)|
                                                                                                Level Exhiaust
                                                                                                        Type         Total
                                                                                                                   Converters   |COMV®TOT|
                                                                                                                                   Type    pnonporeq Universal   Direct Fit
 1                                                                  TVV2.3VIGKEK                 Tier 1
                       850, 850 WAGON (Turbo)                                                                                                          46006       46601
 2    1996                                              25L        TVVZAVIGEEK                   TLEV
 3                     960, 960 WAGON                               TVV2.IvIGEEL                 Tier 1                                                 46005     46602
 4                     (V70, C70 Convertible, $70    24L23L        yyyyvXv2.43PA1                Tev                                                              46603
 5                     (s90, vao                        29L        wyVXV2.92EvA                  Tier 1                                                            TBD

 6                     vzo AwD                       23L24L        yyuyv2.43AW2                  TLEy
7                      C70 CONVERTIBLE, ©70,         2312.4L
      1999             v7o. s70                                     xvVxv2.4sPA2                 Lev
 8                     s70, v7o                         24L         xvyxv2.43TF2
k                      sso                              28L         xVVXV2.78EN2                 Tuevy
10             vorvo   [sso                             23L         xvVXv2.g2BU2         PC               SINGLE       1          TWC         1
11                     840, vao                        1.951        yyvxv1.95M41
                                                                           .                                                                            TBD
12                                                   23L24L                                      LEV
                       S70AWD, V7O, VZOAWD,                         yuvxv2.43pA3                                                                                   TBD
13   2000              $70, v7o                         24L         ywxvz2sstra
14                     sgo                              28L        vyvxv2.zsens                  TLEV
15                     seo                              29L         yvvxv2.92B8us                Ley
18                     VZO xC AWD, VZOXL AWD            25L         1VVXT2.43L5T                 Lev
17                     $40, vao                         181.        {VVKV1.95L4T
is 299"                $80 T6, S80 T6 Executive         2: BL       1vVxv2.zgTeT                 TLEv

19                     $802.9, $80 2.9 Executive       28           1vVXv2.g2Len                 LEy

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