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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 24, 2007.
As of Tuesday, October 15th, 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-613-2
  • Executive Order 613-2 / D613-2
  • ARB # D-613-2
  • Executive Order No: D-613-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-613-2
  • Resolution D-613-2
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D-613-2 Document:

                                   —       State of California
                                   AlIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—613—2
                       Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code

               ADVANCED CAR SPECIALTIES LIMITED (d.b.a. RiteCat)
         "THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, SERIES 38000, 39000, 58000,
                             59000, 64000, AND 65000"

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 CodeSection 27156.

WHEREAS, Advanced Car Specialties Limited (ACS) of 1865 Birchmount Road, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada M1P 2J5, 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:

Series     Shape   Total Length        Diameter       Minor Axis   Major Axis   Total Volume   Substrates
     *             (inch)          (inch)             (inch)       (inch)       (in")          per can
38000      Round   3.00            3.66           .                             31.52          2
39000      Round   4.00            3.66                                         42.08          2
58000      Oval    3.00                               3.15         4.75         38.22          2
59000      Oval    4.00                               3.15         4.75         50.96          2
64000      Oval    3.00                               3.20         5.70         46.44          2
65000      Oval    4.00                               3.20         5.70         61.92          2

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 cycie (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:



                                             Siemens VDO Automotive Laboratory, Michigan
                                       Emission Results (g/mi) and Conversion Efficiency (%)
Gomponent       Simulator   AD38000            AD39000          ADSBO0O          ADs9000           ADbA4000         ADs5000
HC              2442        0.576              0.529             0.503           0.498             0.482            0.426
co              26.80       7.12               7.86              7.63            7.08              7.81             7.01
NOx             5.31        0.47               0.49             ‘0.40            0.40              0.49             0.30
g%’l‘::;i‘;"                77.5/72.9189.9     78.2770.7190.8   79.2771.5/92.5   79.4/73.6/192.6   80.1/70.8/90.8   82.4/73.8794.4
Min. Required
Efficiency                  70/70/80            70/70/60        70/70/80         79/70/60          70/70/80         70/70/60

      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.

                       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.

                       Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by ACS 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.

                       ACS installation instructions for the new catalytic converters must conform to
                       requirements in Paragraphs | and IX of California Evaluation Procedures for
                       New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment Catalytic Converters.

                       Upon 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.

                       ACS 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.     ACS, 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.     ACS 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—613—1 dated May 16, 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 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    Zf/day of August 2007.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division


Document Created: 2007-08-30 14:34:49
Document Modified: 2007-08-30 14:34:49

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