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Valid E.O.

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 27, 2008.
As of Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4100001995 to 2000 selected Toyota - Lexus PCNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-63
  • Executive Order 280-63 / D280-63
  • ARB # D-280-63
  • Executive Order No: D-280-63
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-63
  • Resolution D-280-63
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Download: Executive Order D-280-63 PDF

D-280-63 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—63
                       Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code

                               AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
                    "SGeries 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. 37th Avenue, Hobart Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Section 27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 410000 three—way catalytic converter
(TWC) for installation on selected 1995 through 2000 model year Toyota—Lexus passenger
cars (PC) equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in Appendix _
D—280—63 and incorporated herein. The Series 410000TWC will be used for multiple
catalytic converter applications.

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, Air Resources Board finds that
the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code      _
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions
performance of the catalytic converters was based on durability bench—aging by Southwest
Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, using Air Resources Board—modified RAT—A
bench—aging cycle for 75 hours, as specified in Appendix A of "California Evaluation
Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters."                   |

WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD II compatibility tests conducted by AirTek, Inc.
using a 1999 3.1L Chevrolet Malibu, test group XGMXVO3.1043 (PC, LEV), with Series
410000 TWC installed as single underbody catalytic converter (1 unit) showed that the
vehicle met the applicable standards. The test results are shown below, in grams per mile.

                                  NMOG          CO            NOx
PC 100K LEV                       0.090         4. 2          0.3
Series 410000 Test 1              0.071         1.3           0.2
Series 410000 Test 2              0.075         1.4           0.2

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from
the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the vehicles listed in
Appendix D—280—63 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


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 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
 Sections 27156 and 38391.

 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.

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

 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.                                             .

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

 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.

_ 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. _



    AIRTEK,    INC.   — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—63


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        10.    AirTek 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.    AirTek‘s quality control reports must be submitted on a quarterly basis (Section
               (f)(5)(D)) and warranty information reports on a semi—annually basis (Section
               ((f)(2)(C)), starting with periods covering January 1 through March 31, 2009,
               and January 1 through June 30, 2009, respectively.

        12.    AirlTek 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 October 25, 2007.

        13.    AirTek‘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 October 27, 2007.

 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 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.

  Executed at El Monte, California, this       o 7"’"‘day of November 2008.




                                       nnette Hebert, Chief
                                     Mobile Source Operations Division




                   AIRTEK,    INC.   — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—63


                                                             APPENDIX D—280—63
                                       AirTek INC. Series 410000 for Toyota Lexus Passenger Cars
        Model!   Vehicle   Engine                    Certification  Weight     Exhaust Converter    Total     Monitored
_ No.                               Engine Family                                                                          Universal    Direct Fit
        Year      Model     Size                         Level       Class      Type     Type    Converters   Converter

                                                                                                                                           Front
                  LS400             STY4.O0VJG1GK                                                                                        412198
                                                                                                                                         Rear NA

                                                                                                                                          Front
        1995
                                                                                                                                           Right
                                                                                                                                         412345
                 SC400              STY4.0VHGEEA
                                                                                                                                           Left
                                                                                                                                         412198
                                                                                                                                         Rear NA

                                                                                                                                        Front Left
                                                                                                                                         or Right
                  LS400             TTY4.0VJGKHK
                                                                                                                                         412198
                                                                                                2TWC/TWC      Front Only
                                                                                                                                         Rear NA

         1996                                                                                                              Front Left
                                                                                                                            or Right      Front
                            4.0L                      Tierl         PC                                                                    Right
                                                                                                                           NA, Rear
                                    TTY4.0VJIGKEK                                                                           412004       412345
                 SC400
                                                                                                                                           Left
                                                                                                                                         412198
                                                                                                                                         Rear NA
                                    VTY4.O0VJGKEK

                                                                                                                                        Front Left
        1997                                                                                                                             or Right
                  LS400             VTY4.OVJGKHK
                                                                                                                                         412198
                                                                                                                                        Rear NA

                                                                                                                                        Front Left
                                                                                                                                         or Right
                 LS400,
                                                                                                                                         412971
        1998     SC400,             WTYXVO4.0DBB                                                  21WC          ALL
                                                                                                                                        Rear Left
                 GS400
                                                                                                                                        or Right
                                                                                                                                           NA
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                                                                   APPENDIX D—280—63
                                           AirTek INC. Series 410000 for Toyota Lexus Passenger Cars
       I   Vehicl           Engine           .      .    Certification     Weight   Exhaust    Converter          Total   Monitored    .        .      .
%Z:fi        Motlzle|e        S?ze        Engine Family       Level          Clags    Type        Type          Converters Converter Universal Direct Fit

                                                                                                      |                                         Front Left
            LS400,                                                                                         |                                    or Right
1999       SC400,       |                XTYXVO4.0DBA                                                                                           and Rear
            GS400                                                                              -                             |       Front Leit Right
                                                                                                                                                 Left or
                                                                                                                                      or Right        NA

                             4.0L              |             TLev            PC            D       2TWC            2         arp     NARear
                                                                                                                                      Left or
                                                                       .                                                               Right      Fr.ont

           LS400,                    -          |              |                       i                                              a12004     NiSht
2000       sC400,                        YTYXVO4.0DDA                                                                                           412272
  |        GS400                                                                                                                                  Left
                                                                                                                                                412273
                                                                                                                                                Rear NA




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Document Modified: 2008-12-05 16:15:32

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