Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 19, 2005.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
6123401996 through 1999 1.6L Honda CivicsNoneConsult manufacturer's catalog or the distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-14
  • Executive Order 280-14 / D280-14
  • ARB # D-280-14
  • Executive Order No: D-280-14
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-14
  • Resolution D-280-14
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-280-14 PDF

D-280-14 Document:



                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—14
           Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                            AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
           "Series 612000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converter"
                                  Part Number 612340

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156, and Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code
of Regulations, 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, AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37"" Avenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Sections 27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 612000 three—way catalytic converter
(TWC), Part Number 612340, on 1999 and older Honda Civic passenger cars equipped
with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—1I) systems as specified in Appendix D—280—14 and
incorporated herein. Series 612000 TWC, Part Number 612340 is a direct fit, single
exhaust manifold/catalytic converter unit. This catalytic converter system will be used in
Honda Civics equipped with a single exhaust manifold/catalytic converter unit only. Series
612000 TWC may also be installed on non—OBD 1I vehicles (1995 and older) similar in
engine type and exhaust manifold/catalytic converter configuration as those listed in
Appendix D—280—14.

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, the Air Resources Board finds
that the above aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code
Section 27156 and Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of Regulations. The
emissions performance of said catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by
Southwest Research Institute using the Air Resources Board—modified RAT—A bench—aging
cycle for the duration of 75 hours, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for
New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board
Diagnostic II (OBD II) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Ecologic Engine Testing Laboratory
{Ecologic), Fullerton, California, with Series 612000 TWC, Part Number 612340, installed
on a 1999 1.6L Honda Civic, test group XHNXVO1.6CA3, certified to the Low Emission
Vehicle emission standards (LEV/PC), showed that the catalytic converter met the
applicable emission standards.

OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 612000
TWC, Part Number 612340, did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system
monitoring. Emission test results in grams per mile are shown below.


                                            No
                                             1
                                             1
                                                 NMOG        CO            NOx
PC 100K LEV standards                            0.090       4.2           0.3
Average Series 612000 TWC Test Results           0.020       0.9           0.03

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle
applications specified in Appendix D—280—14 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 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 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 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 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.     AirTek, 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 I!) Systems."

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

       6.    AirTek, 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 it appear to perform better than an original equipment                  ®
             manufacturer (OEM) catalytic converter.




                  AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—14


                                              —3—

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 (E flday of September 2005.




                                    AIIe%yons, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                   AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—14


                                                              APPENDIX D—280—14



VEHICLE APPLICATION LIST FOR AIRTEKS 612000 SERIES CONVERTER FOR HONDA 1.6L PASSENGER CARS

MODEL                                            ‘Engine Family
YEAR Vehicle Model           ‘ENGINE CYL.                         |CERT. |EXHAUSTOTAL #         Converter   Monitored    Universal Direct Fit
                             ‘SIZE                THN1.6VJG3EK |LEVEL \TYPE         oF convs.   Type
 1996                                                          ILEV
        Civic Hatchback CX 1.6 Liter L4                               \Single       jone (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Hatchback DX 1.6 Liter L—4                              \Single       lone (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Coupe DX       1.6   Liter                              ‘Single       one (1)     TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Sedan DX       1.6   Liter   L—4                        ‘Single       one (1)     TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Sedan LX       1.6   Liter   L—4                            Single    ‘one (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Del Sol $            1.6   Liter   L4                             Single    ‘one (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
                                                  THN1.6VJG2EK
 1996                                                             TLEV
        Civic Coupe HX       1.6 Liter     L—4                            ‘Single   one (1)     TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
                                                  VHN1.6VJG3EK
 1997                                                             ‘LEV
        Civic Sedan          1.6   Liter L4                                Single   one (1)     TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Sedan LX       1.6   Liter L4                                Single   one (1)                 at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Hatchback      1.6   Liter L—4                              iSingle   one (1)                 at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Coupe DX       1.6   Liter L4                               |Single   ione (1)                at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic CX             1.6   Liter L—4                              \Single   ione (1)                at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic DX             1.6   Liter L—4                              |Single   jone (1)                at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Del Sol S            1.6   Liter L—4                              ‘Single   |one (1)                at cat outlet N/A      612340
                                                  VHN1.6VJG2EK
 1997                                                             {TLEV
        Civic HX             1.6 Liter     L—4                    i       ‘Single   one (1)                 at cat outlet N/A      612340
                                                  WHNXVO1.6CA3
 1998                                                             ‘LEv
        Civic CX             1.6 Liter L—4                                {Single   ;one (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Hatchback DX   1.6 Liter L4                                 ‘Single   ‘one (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
        Civic Coupe LX       1.6 Liter L—4                                Single     one (1)    TWC         at cat outlet N/A      612340
                                                 Page 1of 2


                                                                APPENDIX D—280—14


YEAR    Vehicle Model        ENGINE CYL.                                 |CERT. |EXHAUSTOTAL#          Converter    Monitored      Universal Direct Fit

                                                   WHNXVO1.6JL2
 1998                                                          ‘TLEV
        Civic Coupe HX       1.6 Liter L—4                                      ‘Single   one (1)      TWC         at cat outlet N/A         612340
                                                   XHNXVO1.6CA3
 1999                                                                    LEV
        Civic Coupe DX       1.6    Liter   L—4                                  Single    one   (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
        Civic Coupe CX       1.6    Liter   L—4                                  Single   ‘one   (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
        Civic Hatchback CX    1.6   Liter   L—4                                  Single   ‘one   (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
        Civic Hatchback DX   1.6    Liter   L—4                                 ‘Single    one   (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
        Civic Sedan DX       1.6    Liter   L—4                                 iSingle   ione   (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
        Civic Sedan LX       1.6    Liter   L—4                                 iSingle   ‘one   (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
        Civic Sedan DX—V     1.6    Liter   L—4                                 ‘Single   one    (1)   TWC         at cat outlet   N/A       612340
                                                   XHNXVO1.6JL2
 1999                                                                    TLEV
        Civic Coupe HX       1.6 Liter L—4                                      iSingle   one (1)      TWC         at cat outlet N/A         612340




                                                  Page 2 of 2        \



Document Created: 2006-06-14 16:04:59
Document Modified: 2006-06-14 16:04:59

Previous E.O. D-280-13 | Previous E.O. D-279 | Next E.O. D-280-15 | Next E.O. D-281