Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 15, 2008.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4120001996 to 2000 Selected BMW PCNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-28
  • Executive Order 280-28 / D280-28
  • ARB # D-280-28
  • Executive Order No: D-280-28
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-28
  • Resolution D-280-28
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Download: Executive Order D-280-28 PDF

D-280-28 Document:

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECU1-IVE ORDER D-280-28
                      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. 37thAvenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vet~icleCode
Section 27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 4.12000 three-way catalytic converter
(TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through 2000 model year BMW passenger cars
equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems as specified in Appendix D-280-28
and incorporated herein. The Series 412000 TWC will be used for single (one unit) or dual
(two units) exhaust system applications for selected BMW 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-280-28.

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-280-28 and certified to Low Err~issionVehicle (LEV) standards resulted in the
issuance of Executive Order D-280-16, it was determined that the installation of Series
41 2000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-28 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-280-28
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
     cor~~ponents, 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 27156.

4.   AirTek, Inc.'s installation instr~~ctions
                                            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 q~~antity  reports
     for its aftermarket catalytic converter semi-annually, coveqing the periods
     January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through Decerr~ber31.

        AIRTEK, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER               -   D-280-28

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    /       day of July 2008.

                                  dAnnette Hebert, Chief
                                  %obile Source Operations Division

                 AIRTEK, INC.       -   CATALYTIC CONVERTER           -   D-280-28

      Model                       Engine                   Certification   Weight   Exhaust     Total      Converter                           Direct
No.           Vehicle Model              Engine Family                                                               Monitored   Universal
      Year                         Size                       Level         Class    Type     Converters     Type                               Fit

                318i, 318is,
              318iC, 318iAC,
              318iA, 318isA,       1.9L    TBM1.9VJIGKEK       Tierl                                         TWC                   412005      412078
               318ti, 318tiA,
                  23, 73A
              328iA, 328isA,
                                  2.8L &                                                                                         412084 left
              328iAC, 328is,               TBM2.8VJGKEK                                                      2TWC
                                   3.2L                                                                                            or right
                 328iC, M3
                  23, Z3A          2.8L    VBM2.8VJGKFK                                                                            412005
                328i, 328is,
               328iA, 328isA,                                                                                                                   TBD
      1997      convertible,      2.8L &                                                                                         412084 left
                                           VBM2.8VJGKEK                                                      2TWC
                   3281A           3.2L                                                                                            or right
              convertible, M3,
                M3A, 528iA,                                                  PC
                318i, 318iC,                                   TLEV
               318iA, 318iAC,
              318isA, 318tiA,      1.9L    WBMXVO1L.9M44                                                                                       412078
              318ti, 318is, 23,
                 323is, 323i                                                                                 TWC                   412005
               323isA, 3231A      2.5L &
              convertible, 23,     2.8L
              Z3A, 23 coupe,                                                                                                                    TBD
                23 coupe A

                                                                                                                                 412084 left
                528i, 528iA        2.8L    WBMXVO2.8M52                                                      2TWC
                                                                                                                                   or right

Document Created: 2008-07-16 11:19:12
Document Modified: 2008-07-16 11:19:12

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