In a surprising update to our last newsletter, and with only 11 days left until the deadline of the California Air Resource Board (CARB) survey, CARB has extended the deadline for formulators, small businesses, and some responsible parties. Formulators will be given an additional 30 days to complete formulation data to CARB. All formulators are given this extension, and are now required to submit their survey by April 1, 2015. Small businesses will also get an additional extension period to July 1, 2015. Small businesses, as defined by CARB, are entities with 25 or less full-time, part-time, and contract employees combined. Additionally, responsible parties will also be able to apply for an extension from the original survey due date. In order to qualify, the responsible party must provide the following information:
- a) When did you learn about the 2013 Survey?
- b) When did you start working on the 2013 Survey?
- c) When did you finish your data collection effort for the 2013 Survey?
- d) Approximately how many products will you report? Labels?
- e) How far along are you in entering data into the Consumer Products Reporting Tool (CPRT)?
- f) How much time are you requesting to complete the 2013 Survey?
This application can be submitted through email and is due by February 27, 2015.
This survey comes at a busy time for many companies as the CARB survey is only one of a list of surveys many companies are currently completing. Other major regulatory reporting requirements due in close proximity include labelling changes for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) conversion to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). These chemical manufacturers, distributors, and employers are required to use the new GHS to reclassify chemicals and update labels and material safety data sheets by June 1, 2015. Another survey many companies are required to complete includes the California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 314 annual quality and emissions report. So, with the overload of regulatory requirements many companies currently face, the CARB has acknowledged its need to show accommodation for companies in the midst of a very busy regulatory period.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the CARB survey, please do not hesitate to contact us at 905-271-2709.