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  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-560-6
  • Executive Order 560-6 / D560-6
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  • Executive Order No: D-560-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-560-6
  • Resolution D-560-6
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D-560-6 Document:



                                       State of California
                                 . AIR RESOURCES BOARD .

                         -      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—560—6 —
                   Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                     of the Vehicle Code

                     International Muffler Company (d.b.a. Cherry Bomb)
                    "Series 657800 and 657900 Three-way Catalytic Converter"

  WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38395, and Title 13, California Code of
  Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorizethe California Air Resources Board
  and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohlbltlons
  of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and 38391.

  WHEREAS, International Muffler Company (IMCO) of 2400 Maremont Parkway, Loudon
  ‘Tennessee 37774, has appliedto the Air Resources Board for exemption from the
  ‘prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket
  Series 657800 and 657900 three—way catalytic converter (TWC) for installation on 1995 and
  older model year non—on—board diagnostic II (non—OBD II) trucks equipped with a single or
  dual exhaust system with two or more catalytic converters per exhaust bank and categorized
  as T—2. Series 657800 will be used as the front catalytic converter andSeries 657900 will be
  used as the rear catalytic converter. The catalytic converters were previously bench—aged for
  OBD 11 applications as Series 656800/656900 TWC. The catalytic converter may be sold as
  a 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 Divigion by Health and
  ~Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, the Air Resources Board finds
  that the above aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code
  Sections 27156 and 38395 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).
  Emission performance of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by
  Johnson Matthey Environmental 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, emissions tests conducted at Automotive Testing and Development Services,
  Inc., Ontario, California, using a 2002 5.4L Ford F—150 (worst case vehicle for category T—2),
  test group 2FMXTO5.4PF6, certified to the medium—duty vehicle and Low Emission Vehicle
  emission standards (MDV, LEV), showed that the vehicle met the applicable emission
  standards with Series 657800 and 657900 TWC (2 units each) installed. OBD II compatibility
  tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 657800 and 657900 TWC did
  not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system monltonng The following are the
  test results in grams per mile:

                                      NMOG        co            NOx
  120K LEV Standards . —_             0.230   _   6.4          0.6
  Series 657800/657900 Test 1         0.125       1.27          0.19
  Series 657800/657900 Test 2         0.109       116      .    0.20


                                               «27—

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that IMCO‘s Series 657800 and 657900 TWCs
are exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for
installation on appropriate T—2 non—OBD II trucks subject to the following conditions:

1. No changes are permitted to the catalytic converter as described in the application for
   exemption. Any changes fo the catalytic converter or any of their components, and other
   factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved by the Air Resources
   Board prior to marketlng in California:

   Marketing of the cataly’nc 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.                    -

   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by IMCO, 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 thecatalytic converter and
   is only a finding that the catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle
   Code Sections 27156 and 38391.

  1MCO‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must conform to
   requirements in Section (h) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket
   Catalytic Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.

   Installationof the catalytic converter shall not cause the relocation of an oxy}gen 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 converter 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.

   IMCO and its vendors may not advertisethe new aftermarket catalytic converter as “hlgh
   flow or easy flow" catalytic converter 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 packaglng identification different from the onesdescribed in this
   Executive Order, must be approved by the Air Resources Board prior to shipment.




            INTERNATIONAL MUFFLER COMPANY — CATALYTIC CONVERTER—D—560—6


                                                   —3.

    . 9. IMCO, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals associated with IMCO,
|        may not sell or supply new aftermarket catalytic converter substrates to a third party to be
       assembled in a different facility and marketed under this Executive Order without approval       .
        from the Air Resources Board.

     10.IMCO shall comply with the quality control procedures'and reporting requirements in
       Section (f)(5) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytlc
       Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.

     11. Quality control reports must be submitted on a quarterly basis and warranty mformatlon
         reports must be submitted on a semi—annual basis.

     12 IMCO 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 C
        on October 25, 2007.

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

     Violation of any of the above condltlons shall be grounds for revocatlon 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 request,
  and the order may not be revoked until a determination is made, after the hearing, that
© grounds for revoca’uon exist.


     Executed at El MOhte, California, this éié
                                             day of May 2012. .




                                        Annette Hebert
                                                  .Chief
                                        Mobile Source Operations Division




                  INTERNATIONAL MUFFLER COMPANY — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—560—6



Document Created: 2013-01-09 13:40:47
Document Modified: 2013-01-09 13:40:47

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