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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 17, 2004.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 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-580
  • Executive Order 580 / D580
  • ARB # D-580
  • Executive Order No: D-580
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-580
  • Resolution D-580
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D-580 Document:

                                     State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—580

                             Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                     of the Vehicle Code

                                     ESW America, Inc.

 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, ESW America, Inc. (ESW) of 132 Penn Avenue, Telford, Pennsylvania 18969, has
 applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and
 38391 to market its Series 8500 newaftermarket three—way catalytic converter (TWC) for the
 following applications, except for vehicles equipped with an on—board diagnostic II (OBD—I!)
 system (Title 13, CCR, Section 1968.1):        '

 Converter Type     Series Number     Converter Use     Max. Eng. Size     Max. Veh. TestWt.
‘| TWC              8500              TWC             | 4.0L (242 CID)     3,750 lbs.

 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 Deliphi Engine and Chassis Systems using
 ARB—modified RAT A bench—aging cycie 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 Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc.
 (ATDS), Ontario, California, using a 1995 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L showed the following conversion
 efficiencies which meet the minimum requirements for new aftermarket catalytic converters:

 Pollution Component                TWC (% Efficiency)
 HC: Min. Requirement               70
         ESW‘s Series 8500           84.2
 CO: Min. Requirement                70
     ESW‘s Series 8500               89.0
 NOx: Min: Requirement               60
      ESW‘s Series 8500              83.4


IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved application vehicles 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 marketingof 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 devices.

             Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by ESW, 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 27156.

             ESW‘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.

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

                  ESW AMERICA, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—580


‘    * 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 heanng, that grounds for revocatlon

      Executed at El Monte, California, this [Zfiday of August.2004.

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                        ESW AMERICA, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—580

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:44
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:44

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