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Valid E.O.

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 24, 2008.
As of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4100001996 to 2004 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-280-54
  • Executive Order 280-54 / D280-54
  • ARB # D-280-54
  • Executive Order No: D-280-54
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-54
  • Resolution D-280-54
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Download: Executive Order D-280-54 PDF

D-280-54 Document:



                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—54             |
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                   of the Vehicle Code

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

 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 converters (TWC) on selected 1996 through 2004 model year VW/Audi
 passenger cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in
 Appendix D—280—54 and incorporated herein. Series 410000 TWCS will be used for
 single catalytic converter application.

 WHEREAS, pursuant to the authorlty 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 converters comply with the
 California Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38395 and Title 13, California Code of
 Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission performance of the catalytic converters was
 based on durability bench—aging by Southwest Research Institute 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, previous emissions and OBD II compatibility tests conducted by Airtek, Inc.
 using a vehicle of weight classification and exhaust configuration similar to those listed in
 Appendix D—280—54 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards resulted in
— the issuance of Executive Orders D—280—16, it was determined that the installation of
  Series 410000 on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—280—54 meets the requirements of
  California regulation for aftermarket catalytic converters.

 THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Airtek, Inc.‘s 410000 TWCs are
 exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for
 installation on the approved vehicle applications specified in Appendix D—280—54 subject
 to the following conditions:


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._ No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in the application
   for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converters 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.

. Marketing of the catalytic converters using identifications other than those shown in
  the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing of the catalytic
  converters 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 converters 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 converters
  and is only a finding that the catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of
  Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391.

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

._ Installation of the catalytic converters 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.

. _ Upon installation, the catalytic converters 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.                                                  ‘

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

._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.

. Airtek, Inc., its associates, vendors, other businesses and individuals associated with
  Airtek, Inc. 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.



                AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—54


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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 applicétion catalog must conform with the requirements 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—21 dated May 23, 2008, 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 2 d day of November 2008.




                                  _ Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                  AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—54


                                                                             Appendex D—280—54
                                                     AirTek INC. Series 410000 for Audi/Volkswagon Passenger Cars

No        Model|     Vehicle        Engine         Engine Famil       Certification Weight Exhaust     Converter     Total      Monitored   Uni          Direct
     ~|   Year        Model           Size            9           Y      Level       Class      Type     Type |    Converters   Converter    niversal     Fit
                     Cabriolet
1                   Passat GL                      TVW2.O0V8GFEM         Tien

2                  —Jetta, Golf       *| tvwz2.ovscrem                                                                                       412015 412114
3         1996      Jetta, Golf                    TVW2.O0V8G2EL         TLEV
                       Golf,                                               .
4                                     2.8L         TVW2.8V8GFGM          Tier—1
                   Passat, Jetta
                     Cabriolet                 |          |                                                                                 412016      |412903
5         14997         |——CO
                      Passat
                                      z2.o1t       vvw2.ovsckEm          Tier:
                       Jetta
                        A4
6                   A4 Quattro        1.8L         WADXVO1.8322                                                                             412014      |412186
                      Passat
,         1998       Cabriclet,                    wrwxv                 TLEV         PC         1       TWC           1          Yes
                    Golf, Jetta       2.0L          WWVWAVO2.0223                                                                           412016 |412903
8                     Beetle _                     WVWXVO2.0226                                                                                         412181
9                   Golf, Jetta       2.8L         WVWXVO2.8224          Tier—1                                                                          TBD
10                     Beetle         1.8L         XVWXVO1.8228                                                                                          TBD
11                  Golf, Jetta                    XVWXVO2.0223          TLEV                                                               412015
                      Bs              2 OL                                                                                                              412181
12                      ccue                       XVWXVO2.0227          LEV
          1999      |_Golf, Jetta                                                                                                                        TBD
13                  Golf, Jetta       2 8L         XVWXVO2.8221          Tier 1
14                  Golf, Jetta        *~          XVWXVO2.8224                                                                                         412187
15                   Quattro,       |1.8L          XADXVO1.8322                                                                                          TBD
                      Passat                                  |




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                                                                            Appendex D—280—54
                                                AirTek INC. Series 410000 for Audi/Volkswagon Passenger Cars
N        Model|     Vehicle       |Engine     Engine Famil           Certification Weight| Exhaust Converter     Total      Monitored   Uni        I    Direct
    9|   Year        Model         Size         9            Y          Level      Class      Type   Type      Converters   Converter    ~‘VC"S"         Fit
                     A4, A4
16                  Quattro,                  YADXVO1.8332              LEV                                                              412013        TBD
                     Passat        1.8L
17                     TT                     YADXVO1.8336                                                                              412084         412158
18       2000        Beetle                   YVWXVO1.8228              TLEV                                                                            TBD
                  Beetle,Golf,                         '                                                                                412015
19‘                   Jetta        2.0L       YVWXVO2.0227              LEV                                                                            412181
20                 Golf, Jetta     2.8L       YVWXVO2.8224                                                                              412013         412187
21                      TT                      1ADXVO1.8336            TLEV                                                                              |
                    TT , Golf,                v                                                                                                        412158
22                Jetta, Bettle    1.8L         1ADXV01.8346            LEV                                                             412084
23       2001           TT                      1ADXVO1.8347
24                   Beetle                   1VWXVO1.8229              TLEV                                                                            TBD
                  Beetle. Golf                                                      PC         1     TWC           1          Yes
25                Jetta, Cabrio    2.OL       1 VWXVO2.0227             LEV                                                             412015‘        412181

26       2001      Golf, Jetta     2.8L       1 VWXVO2.8224                                                                             412013         412187
                    TT , Golf,                                   .
27       2002     Jetta, Bettle    1.8L       2ADXVO1.8346                                                                              412084         412158
28                   Cabrio        2.OL       2VWXVO2.0227                                                                                             412371
29                 Jetta, Golf     2.8L       2VWXVOD2.8224                                                                                             TBD:
30| app3 |Jetta. Bettle|           18L        3ADXV01.8346              LEV
21                    Jetta        2.8L_|__   3VWXQ2.8228               |                                                                              412187
                  TT, Quattro,                   -                                                                                      412013
32       2004        Bettle        1.8L       4ADXVO1.8346                                                                                              TBD

33                   Jetta         2.BL       4AVWXVO2.8228 —                                                                                          412187




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