Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 24, 1996.
As of Monday, October 14th, 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-280-2
  • Executive Order 280-2 / D280-2
  • ARB # D-280-2
  • Executive Order No: D-280-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-2
  • Resolution D-280-2
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Download: Executive Order D-280-2 PDF

D-280-2 Document:

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                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—2
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code

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

WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37th Avenue, Hobart, Indiana
46342, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle
Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to use their aftermarket series 9000 three—way
plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC) for the following application:

Type        Use       Series No.   Max. Eng. Size   Max. Test Veh. Wt.
TWC + 0C   TWC + OC   9000         5.81 (351 CID)   6,000 lbs.

The single unit can be used to replace catalyst systems on Ford Motor
Company Trucks and Vans consisting of a TWC in serfies with a separate OC.
The vehicles must not be equipped with close—coupled catalysts or
precatalysts. The replacement is allowed only for non—functioning original
equipment manufacturer (OEM) catalytic converter on vehicles that are no
longer under vehicle manufacturer‘s emission control systems warranty, if
the need for the replacement has been established. The TWC + OC was
previously exempted for vehicies having engine displacement up to 5.9L, and
a test weight up to 6,000 lbs.

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—9, the ARB
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). Emission performance of the catalytic
converter 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 converter is exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
application vehicles 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 ARB prior to
        marketing in California.

AIRTEK, INC.                                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—2

   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 ARB. 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 emissions reduction claims for the
        catalytic converter and is only a finding that the catalytic
        c??gerter is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section

   4.   The catalytic converter may not be advertised or marketed as a "free
        flow" catalytic converter for this application.

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

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.

Executed at El Monte, California, this éZQ)‘égy o     pril 1996.

                                        Mobitle Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:11
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:11

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