Approval Details

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 31, 1992.
As of Monday, September 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts


This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-1
  • Executive Order 280-1 / D280-1
  • ARB # D-280-1
  • Executive Order No: D-280-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-1
  • Resolution D-280-1
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Download: Executive Order D-280-1 PDF

D-280-1 Document:

                                                   (Page 1 of 2)

                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                     .     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—1
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code

                                 AIRTEK, INC.

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section    27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regqulations (hereafter "CCR")   Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its    Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket
catalytic converters from the    prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156
and 38391.

WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. of 1900 East Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new aftermarket converters listed in
Exhibit A which is attached hereto and incorporated herein.

  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—5, the ARB
  finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the
  California Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California
. Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).  Emission performance of the catalytic
  converters 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 Regulations (June 28, 1977)).

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from
the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for installation
on applicable vehicles subject to the following conditions:

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

   2.   Marketing of the converters using identifications other than those .
        shown in the exemption application or marketing of the catalytic
        converters for vehicle applications other than the ones listed in
        this order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from
        the ARB.  Exemption of these products shall not be construed as an
        exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the
        catalytic converters as individual devices.                           M

AIRTEK, INC.                                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—1

   3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
        by AirTek, 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 catalytic
        converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Sections
        27156 and 38391.

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

 Viclation 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 propesed 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.

Executive Order No. D—280 dated September 22, 1992, is hereby superseded and
of no further force and effect.            /9/};_

Executed at El Monte, California, this        day of March, 1994.

                                   Assi¢tant Division Chief
                                   Mobile Source Division

                                     EXHIBIT _A


                                 E.0. D—280—1

Converter Type      +(Eng. Size/ETW)      Series Numbers
0C, TWC, TWC + oC   5.0L/4500 Lss.        4000 (incorporates series 2000 & 3000)

TWC + OC            5.0L/4500 LBS.        5700

TWC + oC            7.51/7000 LBs.        7000
{as OC)

TWC + 0C            5.71/6000 uss.        8000 (Carry—over of 7000)
{as TWC)

TWC + OC            5.91/6000 LBs.        9000 (Carry—over of 7000)

+ETW = Equivalent Test Weight

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:00
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:00

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