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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 24, 2008.
As of Friday, May 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 800011996 to 1999 Selected 1.6L Honda Civics equipped with a manifold catalytic converter.NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-523-2
  • Executive Order 523-2 / D523-2
  • ARB # D-523-2
  • Executive Order No: D-523-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-523-2
  • Resolution D-523-2
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Download: Executive Order D-523-2 PDF

D-523-2 Document:



                                 State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D-523-2
                     Relating to Exemptions under Section 271 56
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                      Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V.
           "Series 80001 OBD II Compliant Three-way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 271 56, and Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of
Regulations, authorize the California Air Resources Board and its Executive Officer to
exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section
27156.

WHEREAS, Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V. (Equipo) of Calle 5 No. 187, Col.
Pantitlan, Mexico 08100 D.F., 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
80001 three-way catalytic converter (TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through 1999
1.6L Honda Civics equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems as specified in
Appendix D-523-2 and incorporated herein. The TWC will be used as a direct-fit
replacement for a single manifold TWC. The Series 80001 TWC may also be installed on
non-OBD II vehicles (1995 and older) similar in engine type and manifold catalytic converter
configuration as those listed in Appendix D-523-2.

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, ARB finds that the above
aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 271 56 and
Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of Regulations. The emissions performance of the
catalytic converter was based on durability bench-aging by Umicore Automotive Catalysts,
Auburn, Michigan, using the ARB-modified RAT-A bench-aging cycle for 75 hours, as
specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non-original Equipment
Catalytic Converters Equipped with On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD 11) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Automotive Testing and Development
Services, Inc. (ATDS), Ontario, California, with Series 80001 TWC installed on a 1997 1.6L
Honda Civic, test group VHNI .6VJG3EK, certified to the Low Emission Vehicle and
passenger car emission standards (LEVIPC), showed that the catalytic converter met the
applicable errrission standards.

OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 80001
TWC did not affect the vehicle's ability to perform OBD II system monitoring. Emission test
results in grams per mile are shown below.


                                  ATDS, Ontario, California
                            NMOG           CO                     NOx             Remarks
1OOK Standard               0.090          4.2                    0.3
OBD80001 Test 1             0.054          1.8                    0.1             Pass
OBD80001 Test 2             0.056          1.9                    0.1             Pass

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt ,from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle applications specified
in Appendix 0-523-2 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 Air Resources Board 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 converter 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 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.

       3.    Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Equipo
             Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V., 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 27156.

       4.    Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V.'s installation instructions for the new
             catalytic converter must conform to requirements in Paragraphs I and X of the
             "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non-original Equipment
             Catalytic Converters Equipped with On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) Systems."

       5.    Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer's warranty
             for 50,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five (5) years on the
             shell and end pipes.

       6.     Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V. and its vendors may not advertise the
              new aftermarket catalytic converter as a "high or easy flow" catalytic converter
              or use any phrase that could make it appear to perform better than an original
              equipment manufacturer (OEM) catalytic converter.



EQUIP0 INDUSTRIAL AUTOMOTRIZ S.A. DE C.V.               -   CATALYTIC CONVERTER D - r - 2 -2


       7.     Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V, its associates, vendors, other
              businesses, and individuals may not sell or supply the substrates of the new
              aftermarket catalytic converter to a third party to be assembled in a different
              facility and marketed under this Executive Order.

       8.     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.

       9.     Equipo Industrial Automotriz S.A. de C.V must submit the required quality audit
              and production quantity reports for the aftermarket catalytic converter
              semi-annually, covering the periods January 1 through June 30, and July 1
              through December 31.

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.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   Z#day of April 2008.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




EQUIP0 INDUSTRIAL AUTOMOTRIZ S.A. DE C.V.                 -   CATALYTIC CONVERTER D-523-2


                                                                                APPENDIX D—523—2


                              Vehicle Application List For EIASA‘s 80001 Series Manifold Converter For Honda 1.6L Civic Passenger Cars
    Model       .                    Engine      .       .      Certification    |Weight   Exhaust   (Converter   |Total           .             .          &       .
No. Year    Vehicle Model            Size     Engine Family     Level            Class     Type      Type         Converters   Monitored      Universal   |Direct Fit
            Civic Hatchback CX       |1.6L                                                                                                    N/A             80001
            Civic Hatchback DX       |1.6L                                                                                                    N/A             80001
            Civic Coupe DX           1.6L                                                                                                     N/A             80001
1    1996 Civic Sedan DX             1 6L      THN1.6VJG3EK          LEV             PC       S         TWC         One (1)    At Cat Outlet N/A              sooo1
            Civic Sedan LX           1.6L.                                                                                                    N/A             80001
            Del Sol S                1.6L.                                                                                                    N/A             80001
2           Civic Coupe HX           1.6L      THN1.6VJG2EK         TLEV             PC       S         TWC         One (1)    At Cat Outlet |N/A             80001
            Civic Sedan              1.6L                                                                                                     N/A             80001
          Civic Sedan LX             1.6L.                                                                                                   N/A              80001
          Civic Hatchback            1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
3         Civic Coupe DX             1.6L     VHN1.6VJG3EK           LEV             PC       S         TWC         One (1)    At Cat Outlet |N/A             80001
     1997 |Civic CX                  1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
          Civic DX                   1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
          Del Sol S                  1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
4           Civic HX                 1.6L     VHN1.6VJG2EK          TLEV             PC       S         TWC         One (1)    At Cat Outlet |N/A             80001
            Civic CX                 1.6L.                                                                                                   N/A              80001
5           Civic Hatchback DX       |1.6L    WHNXVO1.6CA3           LEV             PC       S         TWC         One (1)    At Cat Outlet |N/A             80001
     1998   |Civic Coupe LX          1.6L                                                                                                     N/A             80001
6           Civic Coupe HX           1.6L     WHNXVO1.6JL2          TLEV             PC       S         TWC         One (1)    At Cat Outlet |N/A             80001
          Civic Coupe DX             1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
          Civic Coupe CX     _       _[1.6L                                                                                                  N/A              80001
          Civic Hatchback CX         f{1.6L                                                                                                  N/A              80001
7         Civic Hatchback DX         |1.6L    XHNXVO1.6CA3           LEV             PC       S        TWC          One (1)    At Cat Outlet |IN/A            80001
     1999 |Civic Sedan DX            1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
          Civic Sedan LX             1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
          Civic Sedan DX—V           1.6L                                                                                                    N/A              80001
8           Civic Coupe HX           1.6L      XHNXVO1.6JL2         TLEV             PC       S        TWC          One (1)    At Cat Outlet |N/A             80001



Document Created: 2008-04-30 14:11:29
Document Modified: 2008-04-30 14:11:29

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