Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 23, 2008.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4120001996 to 2004 selected VW/Audi passenger carsNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-21
  • Executive Order 280-21 / D280-21
  • ARB # D-280-21
  • Executive Order No: D-280-21
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-21
  • Resolution D-280-21
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Download: Executive Order D-280-21 PDF

D-280-21 Document:

                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECU-TIVE ORDER D-280-21
                       Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code

                            AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
           "Series 412000 OBD ll Compliant Three-way Catalytic Converter''

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and Section 2222(h), Title 13, Califorr~iaCode 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. 37th venue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Section 27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 412000 three-way catalytic converter
(TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through 2003 model year W I A u d i passenger cars
equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-ll) systems as specified in Appendix D-280-21
and incorporated herein. The Series 412000 TWC will be used for single (one unit) exhaust
system applications for selected W I A u d i passenger cars.

Series 412000 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-280-21.

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 sirr~ilarto, those listed in
Appendix D-280-21 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards resulted in the
issuance of Executive Order D-280-16, it was determined that the installation of Series
412000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-21 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 27156 for installation on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-21
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 ur~lessprior 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 err~ission
     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 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 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

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-280-21

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 1.1ntil a determination is made, after the hearing, that
grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   23 day of May 2008.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division

                 AIRTEK, INC.       -    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-280-21

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                                                 Appendix D-280-21
                           AirTek INC. Series 412000 for AudiNolkswagon Passenger Cars
      Model    Vehicle    Engine                   Certification Weight Exhaust Converter   Total    Monitored             Direct
No.                                Engine Family                                                               Universal
      Year      Model      Size                       Level      Class   Type     Type    Converters Converter              Fit
                A4, A4
16             Quattro,            YADXVO1.8332       LEV                                                       412013      TBD
               Passat      1.8L
                                                                                                                412084     412158
                                                                                                                412013     412187

                                                                 PC        1     TWC          1        Yes
                                                                                                                412015     412181

                                                                                                                412013     412187
                                                                                                                4 12084
32            TT'          1.8L    4ADXV01.8346                                                                             TBD
      2004      Bettle
33               Jetta     2.8L    4VWXV02.8228                                                                            412187

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Document Created: 2008-05-28 14:37:00
Document Modified: 2008-05-28 14:37:00

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