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“Beginning June 1, 2013 for the subject model year vehicles, all catalytic converter replacements shall be either an original equipment replacement part or a California certified new aftermarket catalytic converter. Used, salvaged, or recycled catalytic converters cannot be installed after June 1, 2013 on any vehicle.”
Also, “Use of an EPA certified new aftermarket catalytic converter is still permitted on federally certified (not CARB or 50 state) and pre-1993 model year vehicles. Distribution centers located in New York State may continue to supply EPA certified aftermarket catalytic converters for sale outside of New York State.”
For More info please go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/87411.html for full details or Call 888-OBD-2-CAT for assistance.
Maine is also planning similar regulations, with a June 1, 2013 effective date. The link to their fact sheet is attached below: