Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 21, 1989.
As of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR INSTALLATION AFTER 12/31/08

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-194
  • Executive Order 194 / D194
  • ARB # D-194
  • Executive Order No: D-194
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-194
  • Resolution D-194
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-194 PDF

D-194 Document:



                                 4                              (Page 1 of 2)

                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—194
                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156




                                                                           \\\
                               of the Vehicle Code

                                 ACOUSTICAT, INC.
   CC                      "NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND
                  THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATAGYTIC CONYVERTERS®"


WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title          California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR®") Section 2222(h        authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Offi          to exempt new aftermarket
catalytic converters from the prohijbitiof

WHEREAS, Acousticat, Inc. has appl(¢

                                          e—way plus oxidation catalytic
                                         following applications:

   Converter             /                                   Yeh.
   2—Way                         350 C.I.D. (5.7L)             4,000 1bs

   3—Way + OC                    305 C.I.D. (5.0L)             4,000 1bs

WHEREAS, pursuant to the    @uthority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
and Safety Code Section/39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and Safety C      Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
Resources Boarg fimgs that the above aftermarket cataliytic converter
complies with the Galifornia Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,
California Code       Regulations, Section 2222(h).


             lons of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the
             lication vehicles subject to the following conditions:

        No @hanges are permitted to the converters as described in the
        application for exemption. Any changes to the converters, applicable
        model year, or 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 converters using any identifications other than
        those shown in the exemption application or marketing of the
        converter: for an application other than those listed in the
        application catalog shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
        obtained from the Air Resources Board.       Exemption of this product
        shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
        advertise any component of the converters as individual devices.


ACOUSTICAT, INC.               4                 v EXECUTIVE ORDER D—194
                                                 (Page 2 of 2)



   3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
        by Acousticat, 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 converters and is only a finding that the converters are
        exempt from the prohibitions of Yehicle Code Section 27156.

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.

                                          4/
Executed at El Monte, California, this day of July, 1989.



                                        /M
                                        K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Diviston


                        State of California
                        AIR RESOURCES BOARD




        EVALUATION OF ACOUSTICAT NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND
            THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
         FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
      SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13. CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
                           SECTION 2222(h)
L0m




                             July, 1989


            EVALUATION OF ACOUSTICAT NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND
        THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION
          FROM THE PROKIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
         TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                                     by
                           Mobile Source Division

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                          E1 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


        Acousticat, Inc. ({Acousticat) of Branford, Connecticut, has applied

for exemption of their new aftermarket two—way and three—way plus oxidation

catalytic converters under the California regulations for new aftermarket

catalytic converters.

        Emissions data submitted show that the Acousticat catalytic

converters meet the requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,

California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).   Based on the above, the

staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


                                        CONTENTS

                                                   Page Number

SUMMARY                                                 i

      TENT                                             1i

I.            NTRO         0                            1

II.          CONCLUSION                                 1

III.                    NDATIO                          1

IV.          DEVI         SCRIPTION                     1

v.                  C          UATION                  2




                                          1i


                EVALUATION OF ACOUSTICAT NEW AFTERMARKET TWO—WAY AND
m




             THREE—WAY PLUS OXIDATION CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION
              FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
             TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


    I.      INTRODUCTION

            Acousticat, Inc. of Branford, Connecticut, has applied for an

    exemption of their new aftermarket two—way and three—way plus oxidation

    catalytic converters in accordance with the California regulations on new

    aftermarket catalytic converters.

    II.     CONCLUSION
            The applicant has submitted all the required information and based

    on the submitted exhaust emissions test data, the staff concludes that the

    catalytic converters meet the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section

    27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).

    III.       QMMENDATIO

            The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

    that Executive Order No. D—194 permitting the advertisement, sales and

    installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converters be issued.

    IV.     DEVICE DESCRIPTION

            The Acousticat two—way catalytic converter consists of a honeycomb

    type substrate coated with platinum and palladium and enclosed in an outer

    shell or container of stainless steel.   The three—way plus oxidation

    catalytic converter additionally contains a reducing substrate coated with

    palladium and rhodium, and incorporates an air injection tube between the

    oxidizing and reducing substrates.


               The Acousticat, Inc. catalytic converters use materials and
on




     construction similar to the original equipment manufacturers.     The catalytic

     converters are sold with installation instructions and kits as shown in the

     application catalog.     They are also sold with a two year or 25,000 mile

     warranty on the substrates and five years or 50,000 miles on the container

     or shell.

     v.        DEVICE EVALUATION

               Acousticat, Inc. provided test data for the catalytic converters.

     The tests were conducted by Automotive Testing and Development Services,

     Inc. (formarly Qlson Engineering, Inc.), Huntington Beach, California.       Two

     CVS—75 emission tests were conducted on the test vehicle with the converter

     installed and two CVS—75 tests were conducted with exhaust backpressure

     simulator.     The tests were conducted following the 25,000 miles mileage

     accumulation on each of the two test converters.     The mileage accumulation

     vehicles for the two—way converter had test weights of 4,000 lbs and engine

     displacements of 5.7 liters.     The mileage accumulation vehicles for the

     three—way plus oxidation converter had test weights of 4,000 and 4,250 lbs

     respectively, and engine displacements of 5.0 liters.     The CVS—75 conversion

     efficiency tests for the two—way converter were conducted on a 1978 Buick

     LeSabre with a test weight of 4,000 lbs and engine displacement of 5.7

     liters.     The CVS—75 conversion efficiency tests for the three—way plus

     oxidation weré conducted on a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Classic with a test

     weight of 4,250 lbs and engine displacement of 5.0 liters.     Both converters.

     will be exempted for vehicle applications of 4,000 ibs only.



                                           _2—


The conversion efficiencies of the converters are shown below:

Converter                   ffici

Type                 HC       co     NOx


2—Way                77.3     86.0   —

3—Way + OC           81.6     79.6   55.3



All of the conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the California

regulation.

        Based on evaluation of the new aftermarket catalytic converters and

on the data from Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc. tests,

the staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


                                                                                       }K/



AIR RESOURCES BOARD
1102 a sTREET                               .                                                n:
P.0.8OX 2815
SACRAMENTO, CA 95812




                                                 January 16, 1990



         Mr. Ed Silva,      President |
         Acousticat, Inc.
         100 N. Front Street
         New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

          Dear Mr. Siiva:
                       Noti      f Decisi       Rescing   _E   ive_0   D—194

               This letter will serve as notice of my decision, as Executive Officer
          of the California Air Resources Board, to rescind Executive Order D—194
          issued July 21, 1989 which granted an exemption to Acousticat, Inc. from the
          prohibitions of California Vehicle Code Section 27156.

                California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 of the California
          Code of Regulations Section 2222(h)(2) prohibit the installation, sale,
          offer for sale or advertisement of aftermarket non—original equipment
          catalytic converters in California unless an exemption has been granted by
          the Air Resources Board. Said exemption is granted pursuant to and subject
          to the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—Original
          Equipment Catalytic Converters" required by Section 2222(h) of Title 13 of
          the California Code of Requlations.

               Executive Order D—194 was issued by the Air Resources Board on
          July—21, 1989 pursuant to this procedure and an exemption was granted to
          Acousticat, Inc. from the above prohibitions with respect to the two—way
          catalytic converter series 67120—67124 and the three—way plus oxidation
          catalytic converter series 67130—67134 for specified applications. Pursuant
          to said Executive Order, Acousticat, Inc. was not permitted to change the
          converters described in its application, subject to evaluation by the Air
          Resources Board.

               Evaluation procedures specified in the above—referenced requlation
          require Acousticat, Inc. to submit production audit test data or, in the
          alternative, quality control procedures used in the manufacturing of its
          catalytic converters by February 15 and August 15 of each year. Despite
          letters of inquiry on this subject sent by the Air Resources Board to
          Acousticat, Inc. on December 18, 1989, April 24, 1990, June 19, 1990, and
          October 10, 1990, and telephone inquiry on July 24, 1990, Acousticat, Inc.
          has failed to meet either of the two deadlines in 1990.


Mr. Ed Siiva                        —2+


     As a result of the failure of Acousticat, Inc. to comply with the
procedures required by regulation and Executive Order condition, I have
decided to rescind Executive Order D—194 granting Acousticat, Inc. exemption
from the prohibitions of \ehicle Code Section 27156.

     You may file a petition requesting a hearing to review this decision
within twenty (20) days after receipt of this decision.   Failure to file a
petition within 20 days comstitutes a waiver of your right to request a
hearing on this matter.   (Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section
60040 et seq.)            2

     Section 60042 of Title 17, California Code of Regulations requires that
a petition include the following information: (1) name and address of
petitioner; (2) a copy of the executive officer decision for which review is
requested; (3) the date said decision was received by the petitioner; (4)
the action which the Board:is requested to take; (5) a complete verified
statement of facts and relevant evidence; (6) the grounds upon which review
is requested, including legal arguments and authority. This petition must
be filed with the Board Secretary at 1102 Q Street, Sacramento, California
95814 .

     Please direct any furiher contact regarding this matter to
Michael Kenny, General Counsel, or Janet McKenzie, Staff Counsel at
{916) 322—2884, Air Resources Board, 1102 Q Street, Sacramento, California
95814.

                                      Sincerely,




                                      Executive Officer



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:12
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:12

| Previous E.O. D-193 | Next E.O. D-194-1 | Next E.O. D-195