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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 18, 2008.
As of Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 6100001996 to 2004 Subaru passenger carsNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-56
  • Executive Order 280-56 / D280-56
  • ARB # D-280-56
  • Executive Order No: D-280-56
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-56
  • Resolution D-280-56
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Download: Executive Order D-280-56 PDF

D-280-56 Document:



                                        State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—56
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                        of the Vehicle Code

                                     Airtek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
                           "Series 610000 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
      appliedto the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
      Sections 27156 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket Series 610000 three—way
      catalytic converters (TWC) on selected 1996 through 2004 model year Subaru
      passenger cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in
    _ Appendix D—280—56 and incorporated herein. Series 610000 TWCs will be used for
      multiple catalytic converter system applications, as front and rear catalytic converters.

     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 converters comply with the
     California Vehicle CodeSections 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, San Antonio, Texas,
     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 !I compatibility tests conducted by Airtek, Inc.
     using a 1997 3.0L Ford Taurus Marquis, test group VFM3.0V8G3EK (PC, LEV) with
     Series 610000 TWC installed, as a single underbody catalytic converter (1 unit), showed
     that the vehicle met the applicable emission standards. The following are the test results
     in grams per mile:

                                                      NMOG          CO           NOx
     PC 100K LEV standards                            0.090         4. 2         0.3
     Series 610000 Test 1                             0.030         0.6          0.1
_    Series 610000 Test 2                             0.037         0.6          0.1


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THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Airtek, Inc.‘s Series 610000 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—56 subject
to the following conditions:

1. 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 Alr
   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 |nd|V|dua| devnces

   Any oral or wrltten 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. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—56


                                              —3.

9. 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                                   |

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. vehicle applicétion catalog must conform with the reqnuirements 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—23 dated June 4, 2008, is hereby superseded and of no furthéer
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 /6 day of November 2008.




                                      Annette Hebert, Chief
                                        obile Source Operations Division




                    AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—56


                                                                                       APPENDIX D—280—56
                                                                  AirTek INC. Series 610000 for Subaru ‘Passemr Cars
No           Model       Vehicle              Engine     Engine            Certification   Weight        Exhaust     Converter      Total     Monitored     Universal       Direct
     °        Year      — Model                Size.     Family                Level        Class         Type         Type      Converters   Converter                       Fit
                      Forester Legac      |                                                                                                                                   NA
 1                                gacy,                1EJXVO2.5JEH                                                                                                         612181
                          Impreza                                                                                                                                            NA
              2001

 2                    Impreza, Legacy,                 1EIXV102.518]
                          Outback .                      |             '                                                                                               .
                                                                                                          Singl
 3                        Forester
                                —
                                                       2FIXVO2.5JEH                                        me‘e
                                                                                                     Exhaust with
                                                                                                                                              1 Converter   Front Body
                                                                                                                                                  ,           612004
                         Outback,              2.5L                             LEV          PC                        TWC              2     Monitored
                                                                                                    Two Catalysts                                            Rear Body
 4                       Forester,                     2FJXVO2.5JEJ                                      .     .                                Front
                                                                                                         in Series                                            612004       612181
              2002        Impreza


 5                    Impreza, Legacy,                 2FIXVO2.5JHM
                          Qutback


 6            2004       Outback,                      4FJXVO2.5JHM
                          Forester


         ADDITIONAL VEHICLES 1                                                                                                    |
             Model       Vehicle              Engine     Engine |          Certification   Weight        Exhaust     Converter        Total       .            .             i
No.                                             g          9 .                                9                                               Monitored     Universal      Dlr?ct
              Year        Model                Size      Family               Level        Class          Type         Type      Converters                                  Fit
                      LEGACY 4 DOOR
                         STATION                                                                                                                              FRONT        FRONT
 7                       WAGON                 2.2L    TFJ2.2VIG2EK            TLEV                                                                           612564       6123566

                         OUTBACK                                                                            5         Twe(2)            7       FRONT         REAR          REAR
                                                                                                                                                              612004        612367
                         IMPREZA                                                                                                                               (AWD          (AWD
 8            1996       2D00R &               1.8L    TFJ1.8VJGFEK                          PC                                                              MODELS)       MODELS)
                          4D00R                                                                                                                                    o s
                                                                               TIER1                                                                        FRONT LEFT
                                                              |                                                                                              OR RIGHT
 9                          SVX                3.3L    TFJ3.3VJIGFEK                                       D/Y       2TWC/TWC          3       FRONTS        612004         TBD
                                                                                                                                                              REAR
                                                                                                                                                             612513




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                                                                     APPENDIX D—280—56
                                                  AirTek INC. Series 610000 for Subaru Passelggr Cars
      Model       Vehicle        Engine     Engine      Certification Weight Exhaust        Converter      Total         .          .          Direct
No.                                .            .                                                                    Monitored   Universal         .
       Year .      Model          Size      Family          Level       Class      Type       Type      Converters               }               Fit
                                                                                                                                               FRONT
                                                                                                                                               612366
                   IMPREZA                                                                                                                      REAR
10               2D00R AWD        1.8L    VFJ1.8VIGFEK     TIER1                                                                               612894

                                                                                                                                                (AWD
                                                                                                                                              MODELS)
                  IMPREZA
                  2000R &                                   |
11               4D00R AWD                VFJ2.2VJGKEK     TIER1 —                                                                 FRONT
                   MODELS,                                                                                                         612564
                  OUTBACK         ol                                                         Twe(2)         ;         FRONT         REAR
                    .        |                                                                                                     612004      FRONT
                LEGACY 4 DOOR                       |                                                                               (AWD       612366
12     1997        STATION                VFJ2.2VJG2EK    —TLEV                                                                   MODELS)       REAR
                WAGON AWD                                                                                                                      612367
                                                                                                                                                (AWD
                                                                                                                                              MODELS)
                LEGACY 4 DOOR
                   STATION                                                 PC           5
13                 WASON,         2.5L     VFJ2.5VJKEK                          |
                  OUTBACK
                                                           TIER1
                                                                                                                                 FRONT LEFT
                                                                                                                                 OR RIGHT
14                   SVX          3.3L    VFJ3.3VJGFEK                                P/Y   2TWC/TWC        3         FRONTS      612004        TBD
                                                                                                                                   REAR
                                                                                                                                  612513

                LEGACY 4 DOOR

                  , STATION                                                                                                       FRONT        FRONT
                   WAGON
                                                                                                                                  612564       612366
15     1998                       2.2L    WFJXVO2.2BCB     TLEV                        $     TWC(2)         2         FRONT        REAR          REAR
                  IMPREZA 2                                                                                                       612004        612367
                  DOOR & 4                                                                                                         [AWD       _ (AWD
                DOOR STATION                                                                                                     MODELS)       MODELS)
                   WAGON
                  OUTBACK
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                                                                    APPENDIX D—280—56
No.   Model      Vehicle
                     i          Engme
                                    i     Englpe
                                              i            rt
                                                        Certification      q
                                                                       Weight    Exhaust   Converter     Total      Monitored
                                                                                                                        .       |Universal
                                                                                                                                   .           Dlrfact
                                                                                                                                                 i
       Year       Model          Size     Family           Level      Class         Type     Type      Converters                                Fit
              FORESTER AWD,
              LEGACY 4 DOOR
                 STATION
                                        WFJXVO2.5DCD
t°    °°°      wason awo,                                                                                                        FRONT         ERONT
                IMPREZA 2        25L                                                                                             612564        612064
                DOOR AWD          |                                                                                               REAR          REAR
                                                                                                                                 612004        612367
              LEGACY 4 DOOR             XFJIXVO2.5DCD
17                 AWD



              LEGACY 4 DOOR
                , STATION
              WAGON, (AWD                                                                                                        FRONT
                                                                                                                                  j            FERONT
                      ‘                                     TLEV        PC           s      TWC(2
                                                                                                (2)        2         | FRONT     5;;5\?        612366
                 MODELS)                                     _
18               IMPREZA 2       2.2L   XFJIXVO2.2FEF
                                                                                                                                 612004
                                                                                                                                  (RWo          1236
                                                                                                                                               612367
            _| DOORAND 4
       1999    |DOOR, STATION                                                                                                   mobers        M((/)\WD
               WAGON (AWD                                                                                                                 )       DELS)]
                  MODELS)


                                                                                                                                              EFRONT
               FORESTER AWD                                                                                                                   612004
                                                                                                                                               REAR
19                               2.5L   XFJIXVO2.SHEG                                                                             TBD         612005
                     |                                                                                                                        FRONT
                IMPREZA 2                                                                                                                     12366
                DOOR AWD                                                                                                                       REAR
                                                                                                                                              612367




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                                                                            APPENDIX D—280—56
No.   Model         i
                Vehicle \          i
                                Engme               i
                                                 Englpe             ificati
                                                               Certification      i
                                                                               Weight    Exhaust
                                                                                           X       Converter     Total          .
                                                                                                                            Monitored      .
                                                                                                                                        Universal      i
                                                                                                                                                     Dlrfact
      Year       Model           Size            Family           Level       Class         Type     Type      Converters                              Fit

              LEGACY 4 DOOR
                 STATION
                 WAGONS,
                IMPREZA 2                                                                                                                 FRONT      FRONT
                DOOR & 4
                                                                                                                                          6;2224     G;Eiis
              DOOR SATION        |
                waAGoN,              25L                           TLev                                                                   612004     612367
                OUTBACK
              (AWD MODELS)

                                                                                                                              .                      FRONT
20     2000     FORESTER                       YFJXVO2.5JEH                                                                   FRONT        TBD       612181
                 {(AWD)                                                                                                                               REAR
                                                                                                                                                     612368

                IMPREZA 2                                                                    S      TWC(2)         2
                DOOR & 4
              DOOR STATION                                                      PC                                                                   FRONT
                 WAGON,              22L                                                                                                             612366
              OUTBACK (AWD            |                                                                                                               REAR
                 MODELS)                                                                                                                             612367
                                                                                                                                          FRONT
                FORESTER                                                                                                                  612564
                 (AWD)                                                                                                                     REAR
21            IMPREZA, WRX           2.0L__|   3FJXVO2.0LGL                                                                               612004      TBD
                                                                   LEV
                FORESTER,
               LEGACY AWD
22                          "        2.5L      3FIXX0O2.5JHM                                                                                         612181
                IMPREZA,                           .
       2003     OUTBACK                                                                                                           ALL
                                                                                                                                        FRONT LEFT
                 LEGACY,                                                                                                                 OR RIGHT
23            OUTBACK AWD            3.0L      3FIXVO3.OKFP                                 D/Y     TWC(3)         3                      612004      TBD
                VEHICLES                                                                                                                   REAR
                                                                                                                                          612013
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