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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 23, 2006.
As of Friday, October 18th, 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-562-4
  • Executive Order 562-4 / D562-4
  • ARB # D-562-4
  • Executive Order No: D-562-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-562-4
  • Resolution D-562-4
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D-562-4 Document:

                                  State of Califomnia
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—562—4
                     Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                           Valina, Inc. (d.b.a. Car Tex)
     "Series 12301 and 12311 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converters"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR"), 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, Valina, Inc. (Valina) of 2035 East Vernon Avenue, Vemon, California 90058, has
applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Section 27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 12301 and 12311 three—way catalytic
converters (TWC) for installation on selected 1997 through 2001 model year Ford trucks
equipped with on—board diagnostic !I (OBD—11) systems as specified in Appendix D—562—4 and
incorporated herein. The Series 12301 will be used as front catalytic converters (2 units) and
Series 12311 will be used as rear catalytic converters (2 units) for dual exhaust system
applications having a total of four catalytic converters.

The TWCs may also be installed on non—OBD I! vehicles (1995 and older) similar in engine
displacement, test weight, and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D—562—4.

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 cataiytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions
performance of the catalytic converters was based on durability bench—aging by Umicore
Automotive Catalyst Corporation using Air Resources Board—modified RAT—A bench—aging
cycle for 100 hours, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket
Non—original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic 1 (OBD I1)

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at Siemens VDO Automotive Test Center (Siemens),
Auburn Hills, Michigan, using a 2000 4.6L Ford F—150 truck equipped with dual exhaust
system, and certified to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV, MDV2) emission standards showed
that the vehicle met the applicable emission standards with Series 12301 (2 units in front)
and Series 12311 (2 units in rear) TWCs installed.

OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 12301 and
12311 TWC did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system monitoring.
Emission test results in grams per mile are shown below.

                                Siemens, Auburn Hills, Michigan
                                     4.6L Ford F—150 Test
                            _|NMOG               co               NOx          | Remarks           |
 120K Standard                0.230              6.4              0.6
 Test 1                       0.220              1.5              0.4           Pass
[ Test 2                      0.219              1.6              0.4           Pass               |
 IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from the
 prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle
 applications specified in Appendix D—562—4 subject to the following conditions:

           1.   No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in the
                application for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converters 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 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. >

           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 converters and is only a finding that the
                catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
                Section 27156.

           4.   Valina, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converters must
                conform to requirements in Paragraphs | and X of the "Optional Evaluation
                Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—originat Equipment Catalytic Converters
                Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) Systems."

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

           6.   Valina, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
                converters as a "high or easy flow" catalytic converters or use any phrase that
                could make it appear to perform better than an OEM catalytic converters.

                          VALINA, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—562—4


       7.     Valina, Inc., its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals may not
              sell or supply the substrates of the new aftermarket catalytic converters 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 converters 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.

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 3 day of August 2006.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division

                     VALINA, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—562—4

                                                  APPENDEX D—562—4
                       SERIES 12301/12311 FOR FORD_(MDV2 MDV4) OBD II CONVERTER APPLICATION
NO] Model               Vehicle Model             Engine    Engine Family   @nification Weight |Exhaust   Converter      Total   Monitored    Universal   Direct Fit
    Year                                           Size                        Level    Class   Type       Type      Converters           FRONT| REAR
 1|   1997           E150 ECONOLINE 2WD            4.2L    VFM4.2H8G1EK        Tierl    MDV2      D        TWC          4         4      12301   12311      N/A
 2                  E150 ECONOLINE 2WD,                    VFM4.2JB8G1EK                 to
                      £150 CLUB WAGON                                                   MDV4
                     E250 ECONOLINE 2WD
                    E250 STRIP CHASSIS 2W
                    E250 CAB CHASSIS 2WD
3            F150 PICKUP 2WD, _F1 50 PICKUP 4WD    4.GL    VFM4.628GIEK
4                      F150 PICKUP 2W                      VEM4.GHSGTEK
5              EXPEDITION 2WD, EXPEDITION 4WD              VFM4.G}8GTEK
              F250 PICKUP 2WD, F250 PICKUP 4WD
6            F150 PICKUP 2WD, F150 PICKUP 4WD              VEMS5.4H8G1 EK
7                   EXPEDITION 2WD, 4WD                     VFM5.4J8GIFK
s     1998                F150,E150               4.6L     WFMXAO04.GAAA        T
 9                          F150                   5.4L    WFMXAOS.4HBC
10                EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR                    WFMXAO5.4JGC         LEV
11                         F150                   4.2L     WFMXTO4.2AAA         T1
12                         F150                   4.6L     WFMXTO4.GAAA
13| 1999                   F150                            XFMXAO4.GHGC         LEV
14                       E150,E250                 4.6L     XFMXA04.GJBC        T
15                      EXPEDITION                         XFMXA04.6JGC         LEV
16                         F150                    5.4L    XFMXAOS.4HGC
17                   EXPEDITION, F150                      XFMXAO05.4JGC
18 2000              EXPEDITION,F1 50             4.6L     YFMXAO4.GHGC
19                         F150                   5.4L     YFMXAO05.4HGC
20                      EXPEDITION                4.6L     YEMXTO4.GGFF         LEV
21| 2001                   F150                   4.2L      IFMXTO4.22FS       LEV1
22                      EXPEDITION                4.6L      IFMXTO4.66F5
23                      EXPEDITION                          IFMXTO4.G6F7
24                   EXPEDITION, F150                       IFMXTO4.GPFG
25                         F150                   54L       IFMXTO5.4PF4
26                         F150                             IFMXTO5.4PF5
27                         E150                             IFMXTO5.4RF8

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Document Created: 2006-11-22 14:12:37
Document Modified: 2006-11-22 14:12:37

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