Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 23, 2008.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4120001996 to 2003 selected Volvo passenger carsNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-22
  • Executive Order 280-22 / D280-22
  • ARB # D-280-22
  • Executive Order No: D-280-22
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-22
  • Resolution D-280-22
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Download: Executive Order D-280-22 PDF

D-280-22 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECU-FIVE ORDER D-280-22
                      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, 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. 37" Avenue, 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 Volvo passenger cars
equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems as specified in Appendix 0-280-22
and incorporated herein. The Series 412000 TWC will be used for single (one unit) exhaust
system applications for selected Volvo 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-280-22.

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-280-22 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-280-22 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-280-22
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 constr~~ed      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 27156.

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
     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-280-22


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    2-3day of May 2008.


                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                  AIRTEK, INC.      -    CATALYTIC CONVERTER       -   D-280-22


                                                           APPENDIX D—280—22
                                           AirTek INC. Series 412000 for Volvo Passenger Cars
      Model       &               Engine        .       . «\   Certification Weight Exhaust Converter      Total     Monitored    :           .      >
No.    Year   Vehicle Model        Size     Engine Familty         Level      Class  Type     Type      Converters   Converter Universal    Direct Fit

                                                                                                                                           412189 OE
 1                  850            23L     |TW23VIGKEK|          TIERA1                                                                      Welded
                                                                                                                                412006       Flange

2     1996     850 wacon           24L     |Tvv2.4vJGFEK|         TLEVv                                                                    412188
                                                                                                                                           Spin    OE
                                                                                                                                                Flange
3                  960                     TW2.9VIGFEL
               960 WAGON           59|                           TIERA                                                          412005
a     19g97        960                     VVV2.9VJGFEL
                 570 GLtT
                 v70 GLT
                 C70 GLT
5                  s70            2'3'L/2'4 WwwVvxv243PAI|        TLEV                                                          412006
      1998         v7o
              C70 Convertible
                    c7o
6                   So0            2.9L |WVVXv2.92EvA|           TIER1                                                          412005        Tgp
                    Vv20                                                      PC        1    3—Way          1            1
                    s70
7                   v70
                    c7O           23424
                                    L   yyuyy2439A2               Lev
              C7O Conz/)ertlble                                                                                                 412006

8                   S7             24L     XVVXV2.43TF2
      1999          v7O
9                v70 AWD          2'3LL/2'4 XVVXV2.43AW2
10                  s8o            2.8L    XVVXV2.78EN2|          TLEV
11                  s8o            2.9L    XVVXV2.92BU2
12                  3:8             1.9L XvVxXVv1.95Ml                                                                          412005       412312
13    2000       s70 Awb
                 |—CZOAWBD        |231/2.4
                                      124| xvuxvaaspas|           Lev                                                                         TBD
14                  \8/;8          24L     XVVXV2.43TF3                                                                                      412312

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