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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-280-9
  • Executive Order 280-9 / D280-9
  • ARB # D-280-9
  • Executive Order No: D-280-9
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-9
  • Resolution D-280-9
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D-280-9 Document:

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                                         State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—9

                             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 converters from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27 156.

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 catalytic converters with series numbers and applications shown below, except
for vehicles equipped with on—board diagnostic I! (OBD—II) systems (Title 13, CCR, Section

Type of Converter     Conversion Efficiency     Application (Engine Dis—   Part/Series      Comments
                      HC       co       NOx     placement/Test Weight)     Number
TWC + OC as OC        83.2    78.2        —     5.0L/4500 lbs.             4000
TWC + OC as TWC__|    86.7    81.1       70.0   5.0L/4500 lbs.             4000
TWCG + OC             86.7    85.6       62.7   5.0L/4500 lbs.             4000
TWC + 0C              84.9    76.7       66.7   5.0L/4500 Ibs.             5700
TWC + OC as OC        86.4    84.1       —      7.5L/7000 Ibs.             7000
TWC + OC              83.2    83.2       54.3   5.9L/6000 bs.              2800/9000       2800 sold with
                                                                                           polished dual heat
TWC + OC as TWC       85.1    79.2      72.5    5.7L/6000 lbs.             8000
TWC + OC              94.7    91.4      62.2    5.8L/6000 lbs.             2800/9000       Replaces 2 on Ford
                                                                                           Trucks/Van with non—
                                                                                           close coupled
TWC + OC              82.6    72.6      60.4    5.0L/4500 lbs.             5800            Same as WR Grace
TWCG + OC             78.9    71.6      55.4    5.9L/5000 lbs.             2600
TWC + OC as TWC       88.8    73.8      77.2    5.9L./5000 Ibs.            2600
TWC + OC as OC        72.4    94.4      —       5.9L/5000 lbs.             2600
TWC + OC              93.3    87 .4     67.9    5.9L/5500 lbs.             2400/6000       2400 sold with
                                                                                           polished dual heat
TWC + OC as TWC       87.2    82.9      87.2    5.9L./5500 lbs.            2400/6000
TWC   +   OC as OC    74.A    70.5        —     5.91./5500   tbs.          2400/6000
TWC   +   0C          87.8    86.5      63.0    5.9L/6515    lbs.          6500/2900       6500 is the standard
TWC   +   OC as TWC   81.6    75.7      68.1    5.9L/6515    lbs.          6500/2900       volume and 2900 is
TWC   +   OC as OC    72.3    73.2      —       5.9L./6515   lbs.          6500/2900       the_large volume


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 ARB 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). Emission performance of the catalytic
converters was based on durability mileage accumulation on the catalysts for 25,000 miles and
emissions testing conducted at various independent laboratories using test vehicles approved
by the ARB.

1T IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicles subject to the following

      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 its
             components, and other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and
             approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

      2.     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 ARB.
             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

      3.     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 and the exemption it provides
             are 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 Section 27 156.

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

      5.     Upon installation, the catalytic converters 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.



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

Executive Order Numbers D—280—5 dated February 4, 1999, and D—280—7 dated July 27, 2000,
are hereby superseded, and of no further force and effect.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 7" day of May 2002.

                                  Allen%yons, Chief
                                  New Vehicle/Engine Programs Branch


Document Created: 2006-09-06 11:56:37
Document Modified: 2006-09-06 11:56:37

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