Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 27, 2008.
As of Monday, June 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4100001996 to 2002 selected Honda/ Acura PC & LDT1NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-50
  • Executive Order 280-50 / D280-50
  • ARB # D-280-50
  • Executive Order No: D-280-50
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-50
  • Resolution D-280-50
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Download: Executive Order D-280-50 PDF

D-280-50 Document:



                                      State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—50
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                       .           Airtek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
                           "Series 410000 Three—way Catalytic Converter"

’ WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38395, and Title 13, California Code of
  Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air Resources Board
  and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions
  of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and 38391.

 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 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket Series 410000 three—way catalytic converter
 (TWC) on selected 1996 through 2002 Honda/Acura passenger cars (PC) and light—duty
 trucks 1 (LDT1) equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in
 Appendix D—280—50 and incorporated herein. Series 410000 TWC will be used for single
 catalytic converter system applications. This catalytic converter is to be sold as a universal
 or direct fit system.

 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 Air Resources Board finds
 that the above aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code
 Sections 27156 and 38395 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).
 Emission performance of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by
 Compliance Research Services, Inc. using the Air Resources Board—modified RAT—A
 bench—aging cycle for 75 hours, as specified in Appendix A to the "California Evaluation
 Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters" as adopted on October 25, 2007.

 WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Ecologic Engine Testing Laboratory (Ecologic),
 Fullerton, California, with Series 410000 TWC installed on a 1998 2.3L Honda Accord, test
 group WHNxXVO2.3A3, certified to the passenger car, Low Emission Vehicle emission
—standards (PC, LEV), showed that the catalytic converter met the applicable emission
 standards.                   '

 OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 410000
 TWC did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD 11 system monitoring. Emission test
 results in grams per mile are shown below.

                   |                          |     NMOG          CO    NOx         Remarks
 PC 100K LEV standards                              0.090         42    0.3
 410000 TWC Test 1     |                            0.077        1.2    0.1         Pass
 410000 TWC Test 2       |                          0.078         1.3   0.1


                                                2.

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Airtek, Inc.‘s 410000 TWC is exempted from
the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for installation on the approved
vehicle applications specified in Appendix D—280—50 subject to the following conditions:

   1. No changes are permitted to the catalytic converter as described in the appiication
     . for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converter 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 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.

   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 Sections 27156 and 38391.

   4. Airtek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must conform to
      requirements in Section (h) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New
      Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.

   5. Installation of the catalytic converter shall not cause the relocation of an oxygen
      sensor. Oxygen sensors must be installed in the same location, position and
      orientation as prescribed in the original equipment manufacturer‘s configurations.

   6. Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer‘s warranty for
      five (5) years or 50,000 miles as prescribed in Section (f)(2) of the "California
      Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted
      October 25, 2007.

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

   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 the Air Resources Board
       prior to shipment.

   9. AirTek, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals associated with
       AirTek, may not sell or supply new aftermarket catalytic converter substrates to a


   third party to be assembled in a different facility and marketed under this Executive
   Order without approval from the Air Resources Board.

10. AirTek, Inc. shall comply with the quality control procedures and reporting
    requirements in Section (f)(5) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New
    Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.

11. Quality control reports must be submitted on a quarterly basis and warranty
    information reports on a semi—annual basis, starting with periods covering
    January 1 through March 31, 2009 and January 1 through June 30, 2009,
    respectively.

12. AirTek, Inc. must provide a permanent label or stamp as specified under Section
   (f)(1) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic
   Converters," as adopted on October 25, 2007.

13. AirTek, Inc.‘s vehicle application catalog must conform with the requirements as
   specified under Section (f)(4) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New
   Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted on October 25, 2007.

Executive Order D—280—17 dated August 23, 2007, 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 30—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 30 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 Q'Z_Z%éy of November 2008.




                                 ;
                                 nnette Hebert, Chief
                                 Mob|le Source Operations DIVISIOI"I




                 AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—50


                                                                        APPENDIX D—280—50
                                           AirTek Inc. Series 410000   ications for Hondal/Acura LTD—1 and           Cars
Test    Model                                     Engine                     Certification   Weight   Exhaust   Converter     Total      Monitored
                ehicle Model                                 Engine Family                             T
Group    Year                                       Size                         Level       Class                          Converters   Converter
  1                                                 1.8                          Tier 1                 S                      1          1,         4         1   1
                   GRA GSR                                                                                                                           412565   412974
  2                                                 2.2      THN2.2VJGKEK       Tier 1                                                               412565   412355
  3                                                 3.0      THN3.OVJGKEK       Tier 1                                                               412565    TBA


                                                                                                                                                     412565   412974
                                                            VHN2.2VJGKEK                                                                             412565   412355
                                                            THN3.OVJG2EK                                                                             412565    TBA


                 —V, EX & LX 4 WHL DRIVE                    WHNXTO2.0UL2                                                                             412565   412360
                        DX SEDAN                            WHNXVO2.3PL2                                                                             412565   412145
                           EX                               WHNXVO2.3PA3                                                                             412565   412145
                                                            WHNXVO3.O0ZL2                                                                            412565    TBA
                           LX                               WHNXVO3.O0F L2                                                                           412565   412233


                  V, EX & LX 4 WHL DRIVE                     XHNXTO2.O0UA2                                                                           412565   412249
                                                             XHNXVO2.3PA3                                                                            412565   412145
                        DX SEDAN                             XHNXVO2.3PL2                                                                            412565   412145
                                                             XHNXVO3.0ZL2                                                                            412565    TBA
                           LX                                XHNXVO3.O0FL2                                                                           412565   412233


                                                             YHNXVO2.3PA3                                                                            412565   412145
                                                             YHNYVO3.O0FA3                                                                           412565   412209
                                                             1HNXVO1.833E                                                                            412565    TBA
                                                             1HNXVO1.843E                                                                            412565    TBA
                                                             1HNXVO1.8512                                                                            412565    TBA
                                                             1HNXVO3.5A5U                                                                            412565    TBA
                                                             1HNXTO2.0P3E                                                                            412565    TBA


                   UDE                                                                                                                               412565    TBA
                   UDE TYPE SH                                                                                                                       412565    TBA
                                                             1HNXVO2.3VH2                                                                            412565   412145


                    RD DX SEDAN                             2HNXVO2.3PNP                                                                             412565   412145
                       COUPE                                2HNXVO2.3RDA                                                                             412565    TBA
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                                            APPENDIX D—280—50
               AirTek Inc. Series 410000   ications      HondalAcura LTD—1 and              Cars

Test   Model          Engine     Endine Famil       Certification   Weight   Exhaust   Converter      Total     Monitored
                                                                                                                            Unive
       Year             Size        9           Y      Level         Class               T         Converters   Converter           rsal
                                                                                                                  *

                        3.2      2HNXVO3.2JYC           LEV          PC                                                      412565
                                                                                                                             412565
                        3.2      2HNXVO3.2X21           LEV          PC                                                      412565
                                                                                                                             412565




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