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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 7, 2003.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 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-567
  • Executive Order 567 / D567
  • ARB # D-567
  • Executive Order No: D-567
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-567
  • Resolution D-567
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D-567 Document:

                                    State ofCalifornia
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—567
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                          The Automotive Edge (dba Hermoff)
                     "Three—way Plus Oxidation Catalytic Converter"
                            "Series 300, 400, 500, 900, & 1000"

 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
 (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the
 prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

 WHEREAS, The Automotive Edge (Automotive Edge) of 22 John Street, Hagersville,
 Ontario, Canada NOA 1K0, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in
 Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket series 300, 400, 500,
 900, & 1000 three—way plus oxidation catalytic converter (TWC + OC) 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 + OC       300 (Short Round)     TWC                  5.9L (360 CID) 6,000 Ibs. (GVWR
                400 (Round)           TWC                                 = 7,140 Ibs.)
        xx      500 (Short Oval)      TWC
                900 (Oval)            TWC/ITWC + OC
                1000 (Wide oval)      TWC

_ 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 ARB 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 DMC—2 Division of OMG
 Corporation using the ARB—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 A.P. laboratory, Auburn Hills, |
 Michigan, using a 1990 5.9L Dodge Ram Van, and a 1994 5.9L Dodge Pickup 2500 showed
 the following conversion efficiencies which meet the minimum requirements for new
 aftermarket catalytic converters:


Pollution         Min. Conversion Efficiency                    Automotive Edge Series     Conversion
Component         Required (%)                 Converter Type   Number         °           Efficiency (%)
HC                70                           TWC              300, 400, 500, 900, 1000   79.0
CO                70                           TWC              300, 400, 500, 900, 1000   80.6
NOx               60                           TWC              300, 400, 500, 900, 1000   67.4
HC                70                           TWC + OC         900                        79.1
CO                70                           TWC + OC         900                        72.5
NOx               50                           TWC + OC         900                        65.1

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 ARB prior to marketing in California.

                  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 ARB.
                  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

                  Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by The
            Lid   Automotive Edge, 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

                  The Automotive Edge‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter
                  must conform to requirements in Paragraphs | and IX of California Evaluation
                  Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

                  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.

                  The Automotive Edge 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



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   _7 day of August 2003.

                                 fiAllen Lyons, Chief                      .
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division


Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:08
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:08

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