Approval Details

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 19, 2001.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts


This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-8
  • Executive Order 280-8 / D280-8
  • ARB # D-280-8
  • Executive Order No: D-280-8
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-8
  • Resolution D-280-8
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Download: Executive Order D-280-8 PDF

D-280-8 Document:

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                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—8

                         Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehicle Code

                               AirTek, Inc. (dba Catco)

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

WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. of 4410 W. 37" Avenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has applied to the
ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to market
its aftermarket series 6500 three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC) for the
following applications:

Vehicle Make                 Model—year    | OEM Exhaust System        2—by—1 Replacement
5.0L Ford Mustang            1986 — 1994    Dual exhaust system        Each side of the dual
5.0L Ford Passenger Cars     1987 — 1988    each side with a non—      exhaust may be
5.0L Ford Passenger Cars     1990 — 1991    close coupled TWC and      replaced by a single
                                            OC with air injection in   series 6500 TWC + OC
                                            the middle

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—45—9, the ARB finds that the above aftermarket catalytic
converter complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California
Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission performance of the catalytic converter was
based on durability mileage accumulation on the catalyst for 25,000 miles using a 1984 Dodge
Prospector powered by a 5.9L gasoline engine and a 1986 5.9L Dodge Ram Charger following
AMA driving cycle (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40, part 86, Code of Federal Regulations (June
28, 1977)).
WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the California Environmental Engineering (CEE),
Santa Ana, California, using a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L, showed the following
conversion efficiencies which meet the minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic
converters for the 2—by—1 replacement:

Pollution Component             TWC + OC
HC: Min. Requirement             70%
     AirTek‘s series 6500        89.6
CO: Min. Requirement             70
     AirTek‘s series 6500        92.2
NOx: Min. Requirement           50
      AirTek‘s series 6500      58.3

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved application vehicles 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 components,
             and other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved by the
             ARB 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 ARB.
             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 Section 27156.

             AirTek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must conform
             to requirements in Paragraphs | and 1X of the California Evaluation Procedures for
             New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

             Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer‘s warranty for
             25,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five years on the shell and
             end pipes.

             AirTek‘s series 6500 TWC + OC must not be advertised as a "free—flow converter"
             on the basis of the 2—by—1 replacement.



Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The order
may be revoked only after ten 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

Executed at El Monte, California, this /2     day of, July 2001.

                                   Mobile Source Operations Division


Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:21
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:21

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