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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 19, 1999.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 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-387-1
  • Executive Order 387-1 / D387-1
  • ARB # D-387-1
  • Executive Order No: D-387-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-387-1
  • Resolution D-387-1
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Download: Executive Order D-387-1 PDF

D-387-1 Document:

                                                                        (Page 1 of 2)

                                    State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—387—1
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                of the Vehicle Code

                                BROWN RECYCLING & MFG, INC.

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 3§8391, and Title 13, California Code
of Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(I), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt used aftermarket
 catalytic converters from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Brown Recycling Mig., Inc. of 1274 Gravel Ridge Road, Somerville,
Alabama 35670, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to market used original equipment (OEM)
two—way or oxidation catalytic converter (0C), three—way catalytic converter
(TWC), three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC), and
precatalyst in California.  Brown Recycling & Mfg., Inc. shall salvage OEM
catalytic converters, including those monitored by the on—board diagnostic II
(OBD—II) system, test and replace the end pipes, as necessary, and re—sell
 them for installation on vehicles with the same engine family as the vehicles
 from which the catalytic converters have been recovered.

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 Brown Recycling & Mfg., Inc. laboratory screens used
  catalytic converters using test procedures acceptable to the ARB and,
 therefore, complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title
 13,   California Code of Regulations,     Section 2222(I).

 IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that used catalytic converters tested by Brown Recycling
 & Mig., Inc. are exempt from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156
 and 38391 for installation on the appropriate vehicles subject to the
 following conditions:

 1.     Used catalytic converters marketed in California must attain the minimum
        conversion efficiencies shown below within the specified time after the
        exhaust is switched from the straight pipe to pass through the catalytic

          Minimum Conversion Efficiency for     Non—OBD—II Monitored Catalysts
                    Converter    e    xC        co    NOx     Time
                    oc                70%       70%   —       60 sec
                    THWC              70%       70%   60%     60 sec
                     TWC + OC             70%   70%   50%     60 sec
                     Precatalyst          40%   40%   —       60 sec

            Minimum Conversion Efficiency for OBD—II Monitored Catalysts
                     Converter      e     HC    co    NOx     Time
                     oc                   70%   70%   —       60 sec
                     THC                  70%   70%   60%     60 sec
                     TWC + OC             70%   70%   50%     60 sec
                     Precatalyst          70%   70%   —       60 sec

 2.     No changes are permitted to the test procedures or the OEM catalytic
        converters as certified by the vehicle manufacturer, beyond those stated
        on this Executive Order.  Any changes to the test procedures or the
        catalytic converters or any of their components, and other factors

BROWN RECYCLING & MFG., INC.                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—387—1
"USED CATALYTIC CONVERTERS®                              (Page 2 of 2)

      addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved by the ARB prior
      to marketing in California.

3.    Marketing of the catalytic converters for application other than for
      vehicle models with which they were originally certified or marketing of
      the catalytic converters for application that may cause adverse emission
      impact shall be probibited, unless prior approval is obtained from the
      ARB.  Exemption of the used catalytic converters shall not be construed
      as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of
      the catalytic converters as an individual device.

4.    Any oral or written references to      this Executive Order or its content by
      Brown Recycling & Mfg., Inc., its      subsidiaries, 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 bench—tested
      catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
      Sections 27156 and 38391.

5.    Brown Recycling & Mfg., Inc. must submit to the ARB for review their
      quality audit data or quality control procedures, as well as their
      production quantity data for each catalytic converter type produced.
      This information must be submitted on a semi—annual basis no later than
      August 15 and February 15 for each production year.

6.    Brown Recycling & Mfg., Inc. will be required to adopt new bench test
      procedures or demonstrate the adequacy of the existing procedures should
      the ARB determine that a new bench test procedures may be more
      appropriate for testing used catalytic converters based on the
      following: (a) If a new regulation requires a change in the test
      procedures or in required minimum conversion efficiency of any of the
      pollutants, (b) If new information shows that the current procedures
      have become inadequate due to new automobile or test equipment

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 exist.

Executed at El Monte,   California,   this   [E    day of October 1999.

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                                         R.B. Summerf:.eld, Ch:.ef
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Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:57
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:57

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