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Valid E.O.

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 17, 2008.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 45000 & 610001996 to 2004 Nissan LDT2NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-353-59
  • Executive Order 353-59 / D353-59
  • ARB # D-353-59
  • Executive Order No: D-353-59
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-353-59
  • Resolution D-353-59
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Download: Executive Order D-353-59 PDF

D-353-59 Document:



                                    State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—353—59
                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                              Miller Catalyzer Corporation
                "Series 45000 and 61000 Three—way Catalytic Converters"

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, Miller Catalyzer Corporation of 3295 Depot Road, Hayward, California
94545, has applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket Series 45000
and 61000 three—way catalytic converters (TWC) on selected 1996 through 2004 model
year Nissan light—duty trucks 2 (LDT2) equipped with on—board diagnostic !! (OBD—II)
systems and multiple catalytic converter systems (2 or 4 units) as specified in Appendix
D—353—59 and incorporated herein. Series 61000 TWC will be used as front catalytic
converter(s) (1 unit or 2 units) and Series 45000 TWC as rear catalytic converter(s)
(1 unit or 2 units) for multiple catalytic converter applications. These catalytic converters
may be sold as universal or direct fit system.

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 Air
Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the
California Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38395 and Title 13, California Code of
Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission performance of the catalytic converters was
based on durability bench—aging by Umicore Automotive Catalysts using the Air
Resources Board—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for 100 hours as specified in
Appendix A to the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic
Converters" as adopted on October 25, 2007.

WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD 1| compatibility tests conducted by Miller
Catalyzer Corporation using a vehicle of weight classification and exhaust configuration
similar to those listed in Appendix D—353—59 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
standards resulted in the issuance of Executive Orders D—353—16, it was determined that
the installation of Series 45000 and 61000 on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—353—59
meets the requirements of California regulation for aftermarket catalytic converters.

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Miller Catalyzer Corporation‘s Series
45000 and 61000 TWCs are exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections
27156 and 38391 for installation on the approved vehicle applications specified in
Appendix D—353—59 subject to the following conditions:


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. No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in the application
  for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converters or any of their 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 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 Air Resources Board.
  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 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 Sectnons 27156 and 38391.

. Miller Catalyzer Corporatlon s installation instructions for the new catalytic converters
  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 converters shall not cause the relocation of an oxygen
  sensor. Oxygen sensors must be installed in the same location, position and
  orientation as prescribed in the original equipment manufacturer‘s configurations.

._ Upon installation, the catalytic converters 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.                                             '

._ Miller Catalyzer Corporation and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket
   catalytic converters as "high flow or easy flow" catalytic converters or use any phrase
   that could make them appear to perform better than the original equipment
   manufacturer (OEM) catalytic converters.

. 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 the Air Resources Board
  prior to shipment.

. Miller Catalyzer Corporation, its associates, vendors, other businesses and
  individuals associated with Miller Catalyzer Corporation may not sell or supply new
  aftermarket catalytic converter substrates to a third party to be assembled in a


   MILLER CATALYZER CORPORATION — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—353—59


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     different facility and marketed under this Executive Order without approval from the
     Air Resources Board.

 10. Miller Catalyzer Corporation 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. Quality control reports must be submitted on a quarterly basis and warranty
     information reports on a semi—annual basis, starting with periods covering January 1
     through March 31, 2009 and January 1 through June 30, 2009, respectively.

 12. Miller Catalyzer Corporation 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 on October 25, 2007.

 13. Miller Catalyzer Corporation‘s vehicle application catalog must conform with the
     requirements specified under Section (f)(4) of the "California Evaluation Procedures
     for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted on October 25, 2007.

_ Executive Order D—353—37 dated August 22, 2008, is hereby superseded and of no
 further force and effect.

 Violation of any ofthe 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 30 days of
  receipt of the requéest, 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 l 2 day of December 2008.




                                     Annette Hebert, Chief          |
                                     Mobile Source Operations Division




      MILLER CATALYZER CORPORATION — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—353—59


                                                                                           APPENDIX D—353—59


                                                  Miller Catalyzer Corporation, Catalytlic Converter Series 61000/45000, For Nissan LDT2
   Model    .                                                         Engine|       EngineFamily    Certification Weight Exhaust|  Total       Converter       .        .        .      .
No Year Vehicle Model                                                  Size          (Test Group)      Level       Class   Type |Converters      Type      Monitored Universal Direct Fit

               Nissan Pathfinder (XE, LE) 2WD, Pathfinder (XE,                         .
 4| °8 |LE, SB) 4WD, Infiniti QX4 LE 4WD                                        WNSXT03,.335A
fl              4N;szan Frontier (XE—V6 King Cab, SE—V6 King Cab)                XNSXTO03.335A          LEV
       ©1999     |—      —
               Nissan Pathfinder (XE, LE) 2WD, Pathfinder (XE,
 3             LE, SE)4WD, Infiniti QX4 LE 4WD                         3.3L     XNSXTO3.335B                                  D      4         2TWC(2)         4
               Nissan Pathfinder (XE, LE, SE) 2 WD, Pathfinder (XE,
* 2099 |LE.SE)4WD, Infiniti QX4 LE 4WD                                          YNSX103.325A          TLEV
 5             Nissan Frontier V6 2WD/4WD, Xterra V6 2WD/AWD                    YNSXTO3.335A
|_6            Nissan Xterra XE 2WD                                    2 .4L    INSXTO2.4C4B                                  S      2         TWC(2)          2
7              Nissan Xterra XE 2WD                                     |       1NSXTO2.4C4C                                  S      2         TWC(2)_         2
8              Nissan Frontier V6, Xterra V6                                    1NSXTO3.3CSA
F              Nissan Frontier (King Cab V6—S/C 2WD/4WD, Nissan|       3.3L     INSXTO3.3CSB                                 . D      4        2TWC(2)         4
——) 2001 Frontier (Crew Cab V6—S/C 2WD/AWD                                                    '                          ‘
10             Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti QX4                         3.5L     |_1NSXTO3.5C7A                                                                         61212
r              Nissan Frontier V6—S/C (King Cab, Crew Cab)             33L                                       LDT2                .                                 145212     TBD
 11            2WD/A4WD, Nissan Xterra V6 Wagon 2WD/AWD                 |       INSXTO3.5C9A                                  D      4         2TWC(2)         4
               Nissan Pathfinder 2WD/4WD, Infiniti QX4                 451            IC
               2WD/AWD                                                  "
12]            Nissan Xterra 2WD Wagon XE                              24L      2NSXTO2.4C4A           LEV                    S          2     TWC(2)          2
               Nissan Frontier V6 2WD/4WD, Xterra V6                            .
 13 2002 2WD/AWD, Frontier Super Charged V6 2WD/4WD,                   3.3L     2NSXTO3.3C5A                                  D      4         2TWC(2)         4
—I       Xterra Super Charged V6 2WD/4WD
         Nissan Pathfinder 2WD/4WD, Infiniti QX4
 14      2WD/AWD                                                       3.5L     2NSXTO3.5C7A                                  D      4         2TWC(2)         4
15|            Nissan Xterra 2WD                                       24L      .3NSXTO2.4C4B                                 S      2         TWC(2)          2
               Nissan Frontier V6 2WD/4WD, Xterra V6
 16        2WD/AWD, Frontier Super Charged V6 2WD/4WD,                 3.3L     3NSXTO3.3C6A                                  D      4         2TWC(2)         4
|___| 2003 |Xterra Super Charged V6 2WD/A4WD
 17            Missan   Murano
               Infiniti FX35
                                                                       3.5L     3NSXTO3.5C7B                                 DT
                                                                                                                              p
                                                                                                                                     3
                                                                                                                                     a
                                                                                                                                              2TWC,
                                                                                                                                               2TWC)
                                                                                                                                                    TWC        4
[18]           Infiniti FX45                                           4.5L     3NSXTO4.5C8A




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       ADDITIONAL VEHICLES 1
                                                 Miller Catalyzer Corporation, Catalytlic Converter Series 61000/45000, For Nissan LDT2
    Model    5L                                                  Engine|    EngineFamily       Certification Weight Exhaust|  Total       Converter           .        .        eortri
No. Year Vehicle Model                                            Size      (Test Group)           Level      Class   Type |Converters      Type          Monitored Universal Direct Fit

 19|   1996 [Nissan Quest XE, Quest Cargo Van                     30L      TNS3.028GKEK          Tier 1                                   wUTwe,                      61212

20| 1997 |Quest XE (7 Passenger), Quest GXE, Quest Cargo Van|       ~      VNS3.028GKEK                                                    TWC                        145212
21          N¥ssan Frontier (XE Regular Cab, XE King Cab, SE      24L      WNSXTO2423D           1LEV                                     TWCQ)                        N/A
            King Cab) 4 x 4
7
22
   1998      Quest XE (7 Passenger), Quest GXE, Quest Cargo Van| 3.0L      WNSXTO3.0A4A          Tier 1
                                                                                                                                          woOTwe
                                                                                                                                           TWC
                                                                                                                                                                      6DP1D
                                                                                                                                                                      J45212

 23     Nissan Frontier (XE Regular Cab, XE King Cab) 4 x 4 | 24L          XNSXTO2423B           TLEV     _            3        q         TWC(2)              q        N/A
—] 1999
               :                                                              c            4                                              wWUTWC,                     61212
 24          Quest SE (7 Passenger), Quest GXE                     3.3L    XNSXTO3.335C           LEV                                      TWC                        145212
       Nissan Frontier (XE Regular Cab, XE, King Cab) 4 x                                                     LDT2                                                               TBD
E 2000 |4, Xterra XE 4 x 2                                         24L     YNSXTO2.423B          TLEV

 26       Nissan Quest              —                              3.3L    YNSXTO3.335B                                                   TwC®)                        N/A
 27] 2001 |Nissan Quest                                            3.3L    1NSXTO3.3CS5C
 28| 2002 [Nissan Quest                                            3.5L    2NSXTO3.3CS5C
29|       Nissan Xterra 2WD                                        24L     4NSXTO2.4M4A
30|       Nissan Frontier V6 SC King Cab/Crew Cab, Xterra V6I      3.3L    4NSXTO3.3M6B           LEV
31|         FX35                                                   3.5L    4NSXTO3.5N7B                                                                               61212
 32|   2004|FX45 AWD                                               4.5L    4NSXTO4.5M8A
            Nissan Pathimnder                                      5GL                                                D         4         2TwC(2)             4       145212
33          Nissan Frontier V6 King/Crew Cab                               4NSXTO3.5M7A
                                                                   3.3L
             Xterra V6




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