Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 23, 2007.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4120001996 through 2002 selected Honda/Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks 1 (LDT1)NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-17
  • Executive Order 280-17 / D280-17
  • ARB # D-280-17
  • Executive Order No: D-280-17
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-17
  • Resolution D-280-17
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Download: Executive Order D-280-17 PDF

D-280-17 Document:

                                    State of California
                               AlIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—17
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                              AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
             "Series 412000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156, and Section 2222(h), Title 16, 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 412000 three—way catalytic converter
(TWC) on 1996 through 2002 model year Honda/Acura passenger cars and light—duty
trucks 1 (LDT1) equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems and single catalytic
converter as specified in Appendix D—280—17 and incorporated herein. The application
coverage excludes vehicles equipped with a warm—up catalyst. The TWC will be used in
a single underbody vehicle application. The Series 412000 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—280—17.

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 ARB finds that the above
aftermarket catalytic converter cornplies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and —
Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of Regulations. The emissions performance of the
catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by Compliance and Research
Services, Inc. using the ARB—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 II (OBD II) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Ecologic Engine Testing Laboratory (Ecologic),
Fullerton, California, with Series 412000 TWC installed on a 1998 2.3L Honda Accord, test
group WHNXVO2.3A3, certified to the passenger car, Low Emission Vehicle emission
standards (PC, LEV), showed that the catalytic converter met the applicable emission
standards.                                                              |

OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 412000
TWC did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system monitoring. Emission test
results in grams per mile are shown below.

                                                NMOG         CO       NOx         Remarks
PC 100K LEV standards                          0.090         4. 2     0.3
412000 TWC Test 1                              0.077         1 .2     01    _     Pass
412000 TWC Test 2                               0.078        1.3      0.1         Pass


IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved veh|c|e applications specified
in Appendix D—280—17 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.

             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 applications 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.

             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

             AirTek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must
             conform to requirements in Paragraphs | and X of the "Optional Evaluation
             Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic Converters
             Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I1) Systems."

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

             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., its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals may not
             sell or supply the substrates of the new aftermarket catalytic converter to a third
             party to be assembled in a different facility and marketed under this Executive

                   AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—17


       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 approvedby the Air Resources
              Board prior to shipment.

       9.     AirTek, Inc. must submit the required quality audit and production quantity
              reports for its aftermarket catalytic converter on a semi—annual basis, covering
              the periods January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31.

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 23 day of August 2007.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division

                    AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—17

                                                        APPENDIX D—280—17

                                      Series 41                for                    1
Model                               Engine                   Certification   Weight   Exhaust      Converter     Total      Monitored
        ehicle Model                         Engine Family                                                                              Universal IDirect
Year                                 Size                        Level       Class        T:         T         Converters   Converter
1996                                 1.8     THN1.8VJGFEK                     PC                     TWC            1        1, YES
                                                                Tier 1                         S
           GRA GSR                                                                                                                       412565     412974
                                     2.2     THN2.2VJGKEK       Tier 1        PC                                                         412565     412355
                                     3.0     THN3.OV            Tier 1                                                                   412565      TBA

                                     1.8     VHN1.BVIGKEK       Tier 1        PC
        NTEGRA GSR                                                                                                                       412565    412974
                                     2.2     VHN2.2VJGKEK       Tier 1                                                                   412565    412355
                                             THN3.OV            TLEV          PC                                                         412565

          V, EX & LX 4 WHL DRIVE.                               TLEV                                                                     12565     41
                DX                                                                                                                      412565     412145
                                             WHNXVO2.3PA3        LEV                                                                    412565     412145
                                                     .OZL2      TLEV                                                                    412565
                     LX                              OFL2       TLEV                                                                    412565     412233

          V, EX & LX 4    DRIVE                                 TLEV                                                                    412565     412249
                                             XHNXVO2.3PA3        LEV                                                                    412565     412145
               DX SEDAN                                                                                                                 412565     412145
                                             XHNXVO3.0ZL2       TLEV                                                                    412565      TBA
                     LX                                         TLEV                                                                    412565     412233

                                             YHNXVO2.3PA3        LEV                                                                    412565     412145
                 EX                                  .OFA3                                                                              412565     412209
           GRALS & GS                        1HNXVO1.833E       TLEV                                                                    412565
                                             1HNXVO1.                                                                                   412565
        NTEGRA TYPE R                        1HNXVO1.8512       Tier 1                                                                  412565       TBA
                                             1HNXVO3.5A5U        LEV                                                                    412565
                                             1       OP3E                                                                               412565       TBA

           UDE                                                                                                                          412565      TBA
           UDE TYPE SH                                                                                                                  412565      TBA
                                             1HNXVO2.                                                                                   412565     412145

               DX SEDAN                                                                                                                 412565     412145
               CoUPE                         2HNXVO2.3RDA                                                                               412565      TBA

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                                            APPENDIX D—280—17

               AirTek            41                                       1 and
Test   Model            Engine                   Certification   Weight   Exhaust   Converter     Total      Monitored
                                 Engine Family                                                                           Universal   [Direct
        Year             Size                       Level        Class                          Converters   Converter
       2002                                                                  S        TWC           1         1, YES
                         3.2     2HNXVO3.2JYC        LEV          PC                                                      412565       TBA
                                                                                                                          412565       TBA
                         3.2     2HNXVO3.2X21        LEV          PC                                                      412565       TBA
                                                                                                                          412565       TBA

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Document Created: 2007-08-30 14:32:41
Document Modified: 2007-08-30 14:32:41

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