Approval Details

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 4, 2008.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 112000 & 7120001998 to 2002 selected GM LDT1NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-20
  • Executive Order 280-20 / D280-20
  • ARB # D-280-20
  • Executive Order No: D-280-20
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-20
  • Resolution D-280-20
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Download: Executive Order D-280-20 PDF

D-280-20 Document:

                                 State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECU1-IVE ORDER D-280-20
                     Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                             AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
"Series 112000 and 712000 (1 12710) OBD ll Corrlpliant Three-way Catalytic Converters"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 271 56 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 converterss from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 271 56.

WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37thAvenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Section 27 156 to market its new aftermarket Series 112000 and 7 12000 (a.k.a. 112710)
three-way catalytic converters (TWC) for installation on selected 1998 through 2002 model
year GM light-duty trucks 1 (LDTI) equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems as
specified in Appendix D-280-20 and incorporated herein. Series 112000 will be used as the
warm-up three-way catalytic converters (WUTWC) and Series 712000 will be used as the
I-~nderbody three-way catalytic converters (TWC) on a single exhaust system application for
selected GM LDTI .

Series 112000 and 712000 TWC are labeled as Series 112710 in AirTek's packaging and
catalog. The WUTWC and TWC system may also be installed on non-OBD II vehicles (1995
and older) similar in engine and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D-280-20.

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 converters complies with the California Vehicle Code
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The en-~issions
performance of the catalytic converters was based on durability bench-aging of
Series 712000 by Compliance and Research Services, Inc. of Linden, New Jersey, for 100
hours, and of Series 112000 by South West Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas, for 75
hours, both using the Air Resources Board-modified RAT A bench aging cycle, as specified
in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket IVon-original Equipment Catalytic
Converterss Equipped with On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) Systems", and emission testing
conducted at Ecologic Engine Testing Laboratory (Ecologic), Fullerton, California.

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at Ecologic using a 2000 4.3L GMC Sonoma, engine
test group YGMXT04.3186 (LDTIILEV), with Series 112000 installed as WUTWC and Series
712000 installed as underbody TWC, and OBD II compatibility tests determined that the
installation of Series 112000 and 712000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-20
meets the requirements of California regulations for aftermarket catalytic converters. The
following are the test results in grams per mile:

                                                NMOG          Q              NOx
LDTl lOOK LEV Standards                         0.090         4.2            0.3
Series 112000 & 7 12000 Test 1                  0.062         0.8            0.1
Series 112000 & 7 12000 Test 2                  0.085         1.2            0.2

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converterss are exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the vehicles listed in
Appendix D-280-20 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, 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 converters using identifications other than those
             shown in the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing
             of the catalytic converters 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
             converters 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 converters and is only a finding that the
             catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
             Section 27156.

       4.    AirTek, Inc.'s installation instructions for the new catalytic converters 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 II) Systems."

       5.     Upon installation, the catalytic converters 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
              converters as "performance, high or easy flow" catalytic converters or use any
              phrase that could make them appear to perform better than an OEM catalytic

       7.     The new aftermarket catalytic converters' substrates may not be sold or
              supplied to a third party by AirTek, its associates, vendors, other businesses,

                AIRTEK, INC.      -   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS          -   D-280-20

              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 converters 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 converters semi-annually, covering the periods
              January 1 through June 30, and July 7 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    4      day of June 2008.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division

                 AIRTEK, INC.      -   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS          -   D-280-20

Document Created: 2009-08-04 15:50:14
Document Modified: 2009-08-04 15:50:14

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