Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 19, 2008.
As of Monday, October 14th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 122001996 to 2003 selected GM MDVNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-562-14
  • Executive Order 562-14 / D562-14
  • ARB # D-562-14
  • Executive Order No: D-562-14
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-562-14
  • Resolution D-562-14
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-562-14 PDF

D-562-14 Document:

                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—562—14
                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                                      Valina, Inc.
                        "Series 12200 Three—way Catalytic Converter"

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, Valina, Inc. (Valina) of 4560 Worth Street, Los Angeles, California 90069, 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 12200 three—way catalytic
converter (TWC) on selected 1996 through 2003 GM medium—duty vehicles (MDV) equipped
with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—Il) systems as specified in Appendix D—562—14 and
incorporated herein. Series 12200 TWC will be used for dual parallel (2 units) catalytic
converter system applications for the selected GM trucks. This catalytic converter is to 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 Division 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
Umicore Automotive Catalysts USA 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 11 compatibility tests conducted by Valina, Inc.
using a 1999 5.7L Chevrolet Suburban truck equipped with dual exhaust system, and
certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards and medium—duty vehicle (MDV) weight
classification showed that the vehicle met applicable emission standards for LEV/MDV2 with
Series 12200 (2 units) installed. OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same test
vehicle showed that Series 12200 TWC did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD |I
system monitoring. Emission test results in grams per mile are shown below:

                           NMOG         CO               NOx
120K Standards             0.230        6.4              0.6
Series 12200 Test 1        0.206       4.4               0.5
Series 12200 Test 2        0.217         5.2 —           0.6

                                        —3 —

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Valina, Inc.‘s 12200 TWC is exempted from
the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for installation on the approved
vehicle applications specified in Appendix D—562—14 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 their 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 Valina, Inc.,
      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 Sections 27156 and 38391.

  4. Valina, Inc.‘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.

   5. Installation of the catalytic converter 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.

   6. Upon installation, the catalytic convéerter 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.

   7. Valina, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
      converter as "high 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.

   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. Valina, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals associated with
      Valina, may not sell or supply new aftermarket catalytic converter substrates to a

                   VALINA, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—562—14


   third party to be assembled in a different facility and marketed under this Executive
   Order without approval from the Air Resources Board.

10. Valina, Inc. 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,

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

Executive Order D—562—3 dated April 27, 2006 is hereby superseded and of no further
force and effect.

Violation of any of the 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 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 19day of December 2008.

                              nnette Hebert, Chief
                                 Moblle Source Operations Division

                 VALINA, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—562—14

                                                                 Appendix # D—562—14

No.] Model          Vehicle Model           No. of     Engine    Engine Family    Certification|   Weight   Exhaust      Total    Monitored| Converter| Universal| Direct Fit
      Year                                Cylinders|    Size                          Level         Class    Type     Converters)              Type
                   VaAN C2500r03500           5
1               PU 150072500 2WDaWwbD         8                 TGMS.7§PGFEK
7            SUBURBANTAHOE/ESCALADE           8         57L     TomsyePGrek
     1996            PU 3500 2wD              8                                                    movs
 3                   PU 3500 4WD              8                 ToMsTJPGIEK
                   VAN 62500763500            8
4            SUBURBAN/TAHOE/ESCALADE          8         7.4L    TGMT.4J8G1EK
                PU 250073500 2WD/AWbD         8
             SUBURBANTAHOETESCALADE           8
 5            PU 1500/7250073500 2WDaWD       8                 VGMS.7HPGIEK         qs 4          MDV2
                   VAN G25007G3500            8
6            SUBURBANTAHOE/ESCALADE           8         5.7L    VGMS.7JPG1EK
     1997          VAN G25007G3500            8
 T           SUBURBANTAHOE/ESCALADE           8                 VGMS.7JPG1GK                       movs                                                   12240
                   VAN G25007G3500            8
 8           SUBURBANTAHOE/ESCALADE           8         TaL     vomr.4JsG1EK
                PU 250073500 2WD/AWD          8
9                  PU 1500/250073500          8                 WeMKXAOS7182                       Move
10                 PU 15007250073500          8                 WGMXAOS.7184                       Mopvs
i            SUBURBANTAHOE/ESCALADE           8         s.7.    |_Wemxaos.fs8s
                   VAN G2500/G3500            8          >                            Lev
‘2| 1998     SUBURBANTMAHNOE/ESCALADE         8                 WwGMXAO5.7186
13                 PU 1500/250073500          8                 WeMxAOs7187                  J                          .
                  VAN G2500/G3500             8                                      Tier 1                   D             2         2       2TWC —                  N/A
14           SUBURBANMTAHOE/ESCALADE          8         7.AL    WGmxAao7.4201
                    PU 250073500              8
15                  PU 150072500              8         43L     XGMXAOA4.3194         LEV          MDV2                                                   12
16                  PU 150072500              8          >      XGMXAOA4.3195                                                                                  230
i7                  PU 150072500              5         4ABL    —XGMXAOA4.B184       Tier 1
18                PU 1500/250073500           8                 XGMXAOS.7182
19                VAN G2500/G3500             8                 XGNXAOS7185
             SUBURBAN/TAHOE/ESCALADE          5         s                     j       Lev
20           SUBURBAN/TAHOE/ESCALADE          8         '       XGMXAOS.7186
21 1995                             D
             |_SUBURBANTAHOETESCALADE         8                 XGMXAOS7187
                       PU 3500                8                             |                                                                             12240
27                PU 1500/250073500           8        60.      |_*eMKA06.0182         |           movs
23                     PU 3500                8                 XGMXAO0S.0183        Tier 1
                  VAN G25007G3500             8
24           SUBURBANTAHOE/ESCALADE           8         74L     XGMxXAO7.4201
                    PU 250073500              8
25                  PU 1500/2500              8        53L      YGMXAO5.3183          LEev         Mmov2
                      PU 3500                 8                             j

                                                                          Page 1 of 3

                                                    Appendix # D—562—14

                   PU 1500/2500                 YGMXAO3.3181
                   PU 1500/2500                 y        "
                       AHOE/E                            3184
                   PUu                   .
                             AHOE/ESCALADE               7
                         1                      YGMXT    184
                             AHOE/ESCALADE      YGMXTOS.
                                                1         0188         LEV
                                                      Additional Vehicles # 1

        Cadiliac Escalade AWD, XLT, EXT
         K1    Y                          AWD
       Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD, 4WD
                             1   2WD, 4WD

                   T                     4WD
                             Van 1500/2500
                                                                                2TWC   12240   N/A
               GMC                2500
2003   Chevrolet Express 1500 2Z2WD, 4WD


        Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 2WD, 4WD
                   Van 1500 2WD/AWD
         Chevrolet Van
               Savana 1     2WND/AWD

                    Sierra 1        4ND

                                                          Page 2 of 3

                            Appendix # D—562—14


Chevrolet         SS       3GMXTO6.0187
                                                  2TWC   12240   N/A
     Yukon 1500        ~

                                   Page 3 of 3

Document Created: 2009-08-03 15:44:38
Document Modified: 2009-08-03 15:44:38

Previous E.O. D-562-13 | Previous E.O. D-561 | Next E.O. D-562-15 | Next E.O. D-563