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CARB Extends 2013 Consumer Product Survey Deadline
The California Air Resources Board has announced an extension of the March 2, 2015 deadline to submit company product, ingredient and sales data for the 2013 Consumer Products Survey. Several trade associations, including ICMAD, had submitted requests for additional time to allow their members to complete the survey, citing the late notification to smaller companies. The Board recognized that more time may be needed to complete the reporting of 2013 data, and has made the following provisions:
Formulators: All formulators will automatically receive a 30 day extension to submit their formulation data, which extends the deadline to April 1, 2015. There is no need to send an email request.
Responsible Parties: Responsible Party requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Extension requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 27, 2015, with the subject line, "2013 Survey Additional Extension Request - Company Name (add your company name here)." In order to receive an extension, responsible parties must provide the following information:
1. When did you learn about the 2013 Survey?
2. When did you start working on the 2013 Survey?
3. When did you finish your data collection effort for the 2013 Survey?
4. Approximately how many products will you report? Labels?
5. How far along are you in entering data into the Consumer Products
Reporting Tool (CPRT)?
6. How much time are you requesting to complete the 2013 Survey?
ARB staff will notify each company with the results of their request via email.
Small Businesses: Responsible parties that are also a small business have an additional extension until July 1, 2015 to report 2013 data. CARB has defined "small business" as a company or entity with 25 or fewer employees. This includes full-time, part-time, contract and seasonal employees. Small businesses automatically receive the extension and do not need to send an email request.
In order to assist small businesses in completing the 2013 Survey, several one-hour small business specific webinars will be held on April 27, 28, and 29th. These webinars will be recorded and posted on ARB's website for additional viewing.
The view the complete announcement and register for the small business webinars, go to the CARB website, www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regact/2013surv/2013main.htm For additional assistance, contact CARB at email@example.com.