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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 3, 2005.
As of Monday, September 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-353-5
  • Executive Order 353-5 / D353-5
  • ARB # D-353-5
  • Executive Order No: D-353-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-353-5
  • Resolution D-353-5
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Download: Executive Order D-353-5 PDF

D-353-5 Document:

                                        State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—353—5

                           Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                           of the Vehicle Code

                                   Miller Catalyzer Corporation
                   "Series 5000 & Series 6000 Three—way Catalytic Converters"

     WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156, 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 5000 and Series 6000 new
     aftermarket three—way catalytic converters (TWC) for the following application, except
     for vehicles equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD 11 systems (Title 13, CCR,
     Section 1968.1):

@    Converter Type      Use    Series No.     Max. Eng. Size      Max. Veh. Test Wt.            c
        TWC             TWC    5000 & 6000     3.8L (232 CID)       3,750 lbs.

     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 the ARB—modified RAT A bench—aging cycle for 50
     hours 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 (ATDS), Ontario, California, using a 1995 3.8L Buick Le Sabre showed the
     following combined conversion efficiencies, which meet the minimum requirements for
     new aftermarket catalytic converters:

                                       Catalyst Application Type
     Poliution Component                     TWC (% Conversion)
     HC: Minimum Requirement                 70                                                  &
          Ave. Miller 5000/6000              85.4
.    CO:; Minimum Requirement                70
         Ave. Miller 5000/6000               79.1


NOx: Minimum Requirement                  60
    Ave. Miller 5000/6000                 82.2

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle
spplications subject to the following conditions:

      1. No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters 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 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 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 Miller
          Catalyzer Corporation, 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
          Section 27156.

          Miller Catalyzer Corporation‘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."

          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.

          Miller Catalyzer Corporation and its vendors may not advertise the new
          aftermarket catalytic converters as "pure flow, high flow, or easy flow"
          catalytic converters or use any phrase that could make thecatalytic
          converters 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 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 exist.


—                                              «3.
    Executed at El Monte, California this   53 E     day of January 2005.

                                        Mobile Source Operations Division


Document Created: 2006-01-18 10:12:40
Document Modified: 2006-01-18 10:12:40

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