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This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-562-8
  • Executive Order 562-8 / D562-8
  • ARB # D-562-8
  • Executive Order No: D-562-8
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-562-8
  • Resolution D-562-8
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D-562-8 Document:

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D-562-8
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                       VALINA, INC. (d.b.a. Car Tex)
                              93100, AND 94000"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, 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.

WHEREAS, Valina, Inc. (Valina) of 2035 E. 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 three-way catalytic converters
(TWC) listed on the table below for the application limits of 5.9L and 6875 Ibs. equivalent test
weight, except for vehicles equipped with an on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) 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
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission
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 Regulations (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:

                    VAI-INA, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-562-8

                                 Siemens VDO Automotive Laboratory, Michigan
                              Emission Results (glmi) and Conversion Efficiency (%)
Component       Simulator   92000            92 100             93000             93100                94000
HC              2.374       0.581            (0.569)            0.516             0.488                0.451
CO              26.2        7.8              (7.13)             7.7               7.5                  7.1
NOx             4.49        0.52             (0.45)            0.43               0.49                 0.36
                            75.5170.3188.4   (77.6172.3190.0)'       78.3170.6190.5   79.4171.3189.4   81.0172.9192.0
Min. Required
                            70170160         70170160            ,   70170160         70170160         70170160

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 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
                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 converters using identifications other than those
                shown in the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing
                of the catalytic converters 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 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 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 installation instructions for the new catalytic converters must conform to
                requirements in Paragraphs I and IX of California Evaluation Procedures for
                New Aftermarket Non-Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

       5.       Uporr installation, the catalytic converters 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.

                      VALINA, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-562-8

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

       7.     Valina 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.

       9.     Valina must submit the required quality audit and production quantity reports for
              its aftermarket catalytic converters on a semi-annual basis, covering the periods
              January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31.

Executive Order D-562-7 dated March 28, 2007, 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 or~lyafter 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      *&
                                                   day of June 2007.

                                         nette Hebert, Chief
                                                         rations Division

                    VAI-INA, INC. - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - D-562-8

Document Created: 2007-06-18 14:57:00
Document Modified: 2007-06-18 14:57:00

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