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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 25, 2008.
As of Friday, December 14th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4100001996 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-280-61
  • Executive Order 280-61 / D280-61
  • ARB # D-280-61
  • Executive Order No: D-280-61
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-61
  • Resolution D-280-61
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D-280-61 Document:



                                  —State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—61
                 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 2000 model year BMW passenger
cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in Appendix
D—280—61 and incorporated herein. Series 410000 TW Cs will be used for single or dual
exhaust systems with one catalytic converter per bank.

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 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 tothe "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic
Converters" as adopted on October 25, 2007.

 WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD 11 compatibility tests conducted by Airtek, Inc.
 using a vehicle of weight classification and exhaust configuration similar to those listed in
Appendix D—280—61 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—61 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—61 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—61


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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, 2009and January 1 through June 30, 2009, respectively.

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

13. Airtek, Inc.‘s vehicle application 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—28 dated July 15, 2008, is hereby superseded andof 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 CS day of November 2008.



                                   *AGSheas"—
                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                 AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—61


                                                                    ARRENDIX D—280—61
                                           AIRTEK INC‘S SERIES 410000 OBD II TWC FOR BMW PC VEHICLES


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

                318i1, 318is,
              318iC, 318iAC,
               318iA, 318isA,      1.9L      TBM1.9IVJIGKEK       Tier1                                         — TWC                    412005      412078
               318ti, 318tiA,
      1996
                  23, Z3A
               328iA, 328isA,
                                  2.8L &                                                                                               412084 left
               328iAC, 328is,                TBM2.8VJGKEK                                                        2TWC
                                   3.2L                                                                                                  or right
                 328iC, M3
                  73, Z3A          2.8BL     VBM2.8VJGKFK                                                        TWC                     412005
                328i, 328is,
               328iA, 328isA,
                                                                                                                                                      TBD
                    328i
      1997      convertible,      2.8L &                                                                                               412084 left
                                             VBM2.8VJGKEK                                                        2TWC
                   3281A           3.2L                                                                                                  or right
              convertible, M3,
                M3A, 528iA,                                                      PC
                    528i
                318i, 3181C,                                      TLEV
              318iA, 3181AC,
              318isA, 318tiA,      1.9L      WBMXVO1.9IM44                                                                                           412078
              318ti, 318is, 23,
                    Z3A
                323is, 323i                                                                                      TWC                     412005
                convertible,
      1998
               323isA, 323A       2.5L &
                                             WBMXVO2.8Z35
              convertible, 23,     2.8L
              Z3A, Z3 coupe,                                                                                                                          TBD
                73 coupe A

                                                                                                                                       412084 left
                5281, 528iA        2.8L      WBMXVO2.8M52                                                       2TWC
                                                                                                                                        or right




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                                                                 ARRENDIX D—280—61
                                         AIRTEK INC‘S SERIES 410000 OBD II TWC FOR BMW PC VEHICLES


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

                3281, 328is,
               328iA, 328isA,
                    328i
                                 2.8L &                                                                                          412084 left
      1998      convertible,               WBMXVO2.8M52                                                    2TWC
                                  3.2L                                                                                             or right
                   3281A
              convertible, M3,
                    M3A
               318iC, 318is,
               318ti, 318iAC,     1.9L     XBMXVO1.9IM44
               318isA, 318tiA
                323is, 323i                                                                                TWC                     412005
                convertible,                                   TLEV
10                                2.5L     XBMXVO2.5M52
               323isA, 3231A
                convertible
               328is, 328isA,
      1999                                                                   PC
                    328i
                convertible,                                                                                                                   TBD
                   328A
                                 2.8L &
11            convertible, M3,             XBMXVO2.8M52
                                  3.2L
              M3 convertible,
              M coupe, M3A,
                    M3A
                                                                                                           2TWC
                convertible
                                                                                                                                 412084 left
                3231, 323Ci,                                                                                                      or right
              3231A, 32 3CiA,
                328i, 328Ci,
                                 2.5L &
12    2000     528i11, 528IA1,             YBMXVO2.8LEV        LEV
                                  2.8L
              528i, 528iA, 23,
              7Z3A, 23 coupe,
                73 coupeA

                M coupe, M
13    2000                        3.2L     YBMXVO3.2S552       TLEV          PC                            TWC
                  roadster

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Document Created: 2008-12-05 16:09:48
Document Modified: 2008-12-05 16:09:48

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