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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 18, 2004.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 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-353-4
  • Executive Order 353-4 / D353-4
  • ARB # D-353-4
  • Executive Order No: D-353-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-353-4
  • Resolution D-353-4
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Download: Executive Order D-353-4 PDF

D-353-4 Document:

                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—353—4

                            Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code

                                Miller Catalyzer Corporation
                            "Series 3000 Three—way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sectionsg27156 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 27156.

WHEREAS, Miller Catalyzer Corporation (Miller) of 3295 Depot Road, Hayward, California
94545, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections
27156 and 38391 to market its Series 3000 new aftermarket three—way catalytic converter
{TWC) for the following applications, except for vehicles equipped with an on—board diagnostic II
{(OBD—I!) system (Title 13, CCR, Section 1968.1):

Converter Type    Series Number      Converter Use    Max. Eng. Size          Max. Veh. Test-Wt.
TWC               3000               TWC              3.8L (232 CID)      _   3,750 Ibs.

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 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 bench—aging by Delphi Energy and Chassis Systems using
ARB—modified RAT A bench—aging cycle in lieu of the AMA driving cycle (Reference Appendix
IV, Title 40, part 86, Code of Federal Regulations (June 28, 1977)).

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.
(ATDS), Ontario, California, using a 1995 Buick Le Sabre 3.8L showed the following conversion
efficiencies which meet the minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic converters:

Pollution Component                TWC (% Efficiency)
HC: Min. Requirement               70
     Miller‘s Series 3000           73.9
CO: Min. Requirement                70
     Miller‘s Series 3000           71.1
NOx: Min. Requirement               60
      Miller‘s Series 3000          70.2


       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.

              2.      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 converterfor.application other than the ones shown in this Executive
                      Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.

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                      Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for
e09.                  sale, or advertise any components of the catalytic converter as individual devices.

              3.      Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Miller, 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 27 156.

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

              5.      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.

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



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 187” day of August‘2004.

                                  MoBile Source Operations. Divigion                                  E



Document Created: 2006-01-18 11:23:11
Document Modified: 2006-01-18 11:23:11

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