Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 4, 2008.
As of Monday, July 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 6120001996 to 2002 selected Ford passenger carsNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-19
  • Executive Order 280-19 / D280-19
  • ARB # D-280-19
  • Executive Order No: D-280-19
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-19
  • Resolution D-280-19
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-280-19 PDF

D-280-19 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D-280-19
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                            AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
           "Series 612000 OBD ll 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, AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37thAvenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Reso~~rces Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Section 271 56 to market its new aftermarket Series 612000 three-way catalytic converter
(TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through 2002 model year Ford passenger cars
equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems as specified in Appendix D-280-19
and incorporated herein. The Series 612000 TWC will be used for single (one unit) exhaust
system applications for selected Ford passenger cars.

Series 612000 TWC may also be installed on non-OBD ll vehicles (1995 and older) similar in
engine and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D-280-19.

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 Southwest
Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 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
II (OBD II) Systems."

WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD II compatibility tests conducted by AirTek, Inc.
using a vehicle of a weight classification and exhaust configuration similar to those listed in
Appendix D-280-19 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards resulted in the
issuance of Executive Order D-280-15, it was determined that the installation of Series
612000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-19 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 271 56 for installation on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-19
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 these products 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 271 56.

4.   AirTek, Inc.'s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must
     conform to requirements in Paragraphs 1 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 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.

6.   AirTek, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
     converter as a "performance, 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 AirTek, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and
     individuals associated with AirTek, 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.   AirTek 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.

        AIRTEK, INC.      -   CATALYTIC CONVERTER        -   D-280-19


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    4      dayofJune2008.




                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                  AIRTEK, INC.      -    CATALYTIC CONVERTER       -   D-280-,19


                                                         APPENDIX D-280-19
                  AIRTEK INC'S SERIES 612000 OBD II TWC FOR FORD FRONT WHEEL DRIVE PASSENGER CARS
     Model                                         Certification Weight   Exhaust     Total    Converter
           Vehicle Model           Engine Family                                                           Monitored Universal   Direct Fit
     year                                             Level      Class     Type     Converters   Type
             Ford Escort           TFMI .9V8GKEK                                                                                  6 12604
1                            1.9
-    1996
           Mercury Tracer
            Ford Contour                              Tier-I
2             Mercury              TFM2.0VJGl EK                                                                                  6 12878


                                   VFM2.OV8G2EK       TLEV
                                                                                                                                  612865
                                   VFM2.OV8G3FK        LEV


                                   VFM2.0VJGl EK      Tier-I                                                                      612878


                                   WFMXV02.0BTA                                                                                   612202

                                                      TLEV
                                   WFMXV02.0ATA                   PC          S         1        TWC          1         NA        612865
                             2.0


                                   WFMXV02.0AFA       Tier-I

                                                                                                                                  612140

9                                  WFMXV02.0AGA
               Mercury                                TLEV
               Mystique
10                                 XFMXV02.0VDN
                                                                                                                                  61 2202
-
11           Ford Escort
                                   XFMXV02.0VG5
12 1999                                                LEV
                                   XFMXV02.0VGC                                                                                   612865
                Mercury
             TracerIEscort




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                                                       APPENDIX D-280-19
                           AIRTEK INC'S SERIES 612000 OBD II TWC FOR FORD FRONT WHEEL DRIVE PASSENGER CARS
                             Engine                 Certification Weight Exhaust   Total    Converter
No.          Vehicle Model           Engine Family                                                    Monitored Universal
                                                                                                                Direct Fit
7
--
 --
  --
   --
      Year
              Ford Contour
                              Sire                     Level      Class   Type   Converters   Type  ,          --
                Mercury
                                  XFMXV02.0VDC       TLEV                                                                   612140



                                  XFMXV02.0VDC       TLEV                                                                   612140
                                                                                                                            612972
                                  YFMXV02.0VF2
                                                                                                                            612865
                                                                                                                            6 12400
                                  Y FMXV02.0VF3      LEV
                                                                                                                            6 12300
                                  Y FMXV02.0VF5                                                                             612202
                            2.0                                 PC          S       1        TWC
                                                                                                          1
                                                                                                                   NA

                                  Y FMXV02.0VDC      TLEV                                                                   612140



                                                                                                                            6 12202
                                   2FMXV02.OVF3
                                                                                                                            6 12972
                                                                                                                            612400
                                   2FMXV02.OVF4      LEV
-             Ford Escort
                                                                                                                            612300
                                                                                                                            612202
21                                 2FMXV02.OVF6                                                                             612400
              Ford Focus
                                                                                                                            6 12300




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Document Modified: 2009-08-04 15:50:34

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