Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 15, 2008.
As of Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 6120001996 to 2000 selected 1.6L Honda Civics equipped with a manifold catalytic converterNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-29
  • Executive Order 280-29 / D280-29
  • ARB # D-280-29
  • Executive Order No: D-280-29
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-29
  • Resolution D-280-29
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Download: Executive Order D-280-29 PDF

D-280-29 Document:

                                  State of California
                              AlIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—29
                     Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                              AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
           "Series 612000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156, and Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of
Regulations, authorize the California Air Resources Board and its Executive Officer to
exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section

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
Sections 27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 612000 three—way catalytic converter
(TWC) 1996 through 2000 1.6L Honda Civic equipped with on—board diagnostic IIl (OBD—II)
systems as specified in Appendix D—280—29 and incorporated herein. The TWC will be used
in a single manifold catalytic converter application only. The Series 612000 TWC may also
be installed on non—OBD II vehicles (1995 and older) similar in engine type and manifold
catalytic converter configuration as those listed in Appendix D—280—29.

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, the ARB finds that the above
aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and
Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of Regulations. The emissions performance of
said catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by Compliance and Research
Services, Inc. using the ARB—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for a duration of 75 hours,
as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original
Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped With On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I1I) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Ecologic Engine Testing Laboratory (Ecologic),
Fullerton, California, with Series 612000 TWC installed on a 1999 1.6L Honda Civic, test
group XHNXVO1.6CA3, certified to the Low Emission Vehicle and passenger car emission
standards (LEV/PC), showed that the catalytic converter met the applicable emission

OBD 11 compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 612000
TWC did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system monitoring. Emission test
results in grams per mile are shown below.

                                 NMOG          CO           NOx      Remarks
PC 100K LEV standards            0.090         4. 2         0.3
Series 612000 TWC Test 1         0.020         1.04         0.03      Pass
Series 612000 TWC Test 2         0.013         0.81         0.03      Pass

                                              _2 _

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle applications specified
in Appendix D—280—29 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.

             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 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.

             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

             AirTek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must
              conform to requirements in Paragraphs | and X of the "Optional Evaluation
              Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic Converters
              Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I1) Systems."

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

              AirTek, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
              converter as a "high or easy flow" catalytic converter or use any phrase that
              could make it appear to perform better than an original equipment manufacturer
              (OEM) catalytic converter.

              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.

              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.

                                                      —3 —

       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.

Executive Order D—280—14 dated September 19, 2005, is hereby superseded and of no
further force and effect.

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.
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Executed at El Monte, California, this           /      day of August 2008.

                              nnette Hebert, Chief
                                    obnle Source Operations Division

                 AIRTEK,     INC.    —         CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—29

                                                                   APPENDIX D—280—29
                                         AIRTEK INC‘S SERIES 612000 OBD II TWC FOR HONDA 1.6L PASSENGER CARS
      Model      Vehicle        Engine                    Certification   Weight        Exhaust     Total      Converter
No.                                       Engine Family                                                                    Monitored   Universal   Direct Fit
      Year       Model           Size                        Level          Class        Type     Converters     Type
              CX, DX, Civic
               Coupe DX,                  THN1.6VJG3EK        LEV
      1996     Civic Sedan
               DX, LX, Del
                  Sol S
               Civic Coupe
                                          THN1.6VJG2EK        TLEV
              Civic Sedan,
                LX, Civic
                                          VHN1.6VIG3EK        LEV
      1997     Civic Coupe
              DX, Civic CX,
              DX,Del Sol S
                 Civic HX                 VHN1.6VJG2EK        TLEV
                                 1.6L                                        PC                                  TWC                      NA       612340
              Civic CX, Civic
                                         WHNXVO1.6CA3         LEV
                DX, Civic
                Coupe LX

               Civic Coupe
                                          WHNXVO1.6JL2        TLEV
              CX, DX, Civic
                                          XHNXVO1.6CA3        LEV
              Coupe DX, CX,
               Civic Sedan
              DX, LX, DX—V

               Civic Coupe
                                          XHNXVO1.GJL2        TLEV

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Additional Vehicles 1
                                                                           APPENDIX O—280—29
                                                 AIRTEK INC‘S SERIES 612000 OBD II TWC FOR HONDA 1.6L PASSENGER CARS
   No        Model        Vehicle       Engine    Engine Family   Certification   Weight        Exhaust     Total      Converter   Monitored   Universal   |Direct Fit
         *   Year          Model         Size                        Level          Class        Type     Converters     Type                                       |
                        Civic Coupe,

    9                   Hatchback,
                        Sedan, DX,
                                                 YHNXVO1.6CA3         LEv
                           LX, EX
                        Civic Coupe
    10       2000            HX          1.6L     YHNXVO1.GJL2        TLEV           PC            S          1          TWC           1          NA       612340
                        Civic Coupe,
    11                  Sedan, EX, SI             YHNXVO1.6TA3        LEV

    12                  Civic Coupe              YHNXVO1.GVA2         TLEV
                           St, SIR

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Document Created: 2008-08-22 14:54:30
Document Modified: 2008-08-22 14:54:30

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