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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 30, 2006.
As of Tuesday, October 22nd, 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-562-5
  • Executive Order 562-5 / D562-5
  • ARB # D-562-5
  • Executive Order No: D-562-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-562-5
  • Resolution D-562-5
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D-562-5 Document:

                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D-562-5
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                        VALINA, INC. (d.b.a. CARTEX)

WHEREAS, Vehicle cod; Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCRn)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.

WHEREAS, Valina, Inc. of 2035 East Vernon Avenue, Vernon, California 90058, 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 92000 three-way catalytic converter
(TWC) for the following application, except for vehicles equipped with an on-board diagnostic
II (OBD-II) system:

Converter       Series Number         Converter Use         Max. Eng.      Max. Veh. Test Wt.
Type                                                        Size
TWC             92000 (Round)         TWC                   5.9L (360 ClD) 6,000 Ibs.

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
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). Err~ission
performance of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench-aging by Umicore
Autocat Canada Corporation using the Air Resources Board-modified RAT-A bench-aging
cycle for 50 hours, in lieu of the AMA driving cycle (Reference Appendix IV, Title 40, part 86,
Code of Federal Regillations (June 28, 1977)).

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at Siemens Automotive VDO laboratory, Auburn
Hills, Michigan, using a 1994 5.9L Dodge Pickup 2500 showed the following conversion
efficiencies which meet the minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic converters:

                    VALINA, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-562-5

    Min. Conversion
Pollution               Converter Converter Series Conversion
    Efficiency Required
Component               Type      Number           Efficiency (%)
-   (%)
    -             -        -         -
HC                                                 77.6
CO                      TWC       92000            72.3
NOx 60                                             90.0

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 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 applications 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 prodl~ctshall 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 Section

       4.     Valina, Inc.'s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must
              conform to requirements in Paragraphs I and IX of California Evaluation
              Procedures for New Aftermarket Non-Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

       5.     Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer's warranty
              for 25,000 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
              converter as a "high or easy flow" catalytic converter or use any phrase that
              could make it appear to perform better than an OEM catalytic converter.

                    VALINA, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - 0-562-5

       7.     Valina, Inc., its associates, vendors, other businesses, and individuals may not
              sell or sl.~pplythe SI-~bstrates
                                             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 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   30 day of October 2006.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division

                     VALINA, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-562-5

Document Created: 2007-06-20 14:48:30
Document Modified: 2007-06-20 14:48:30

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