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California’s Air Resource Board (ARB) Announces Deadline Extension


March 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOUSTON

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces a regulatory service to assist businesses to meet the requirements of the 2013 Consumer and Commercial Products Survey in support of the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resource Board (ARB).

A company, firm, or establishment (“responsible party”) whose name appears on the label of a consumer or commercial product that was supplied or sold for use in California throughout 2013 is required to complete a survey from the ARB on or before the extended deadline of April 1, 2015. The survey requires information for each product including formulations, annual unit sales, and product labels. Failure to file a survey may result in fines of $10,000 per violation, per day. The extension for “smaller business” is longer, with responsible parties given until June 1, 2015 to report their data for 2013. California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resource Board (ARB) has defined “smaller businesses” as a company with less than 25 employees.

The due date for an extension request by the “responsible party” was on February 27, 2015; however, responsible parties who are also a small business have an additional extension until July 1, 2015. If you have missed the deadline, you should contact ARB for further direction.

“It is our understanding the extension of the California ARB’s pending deadline was a result of pressure from several industry associations whose members reported there were significant challenges in meeting the original target,” states Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President, Global Health, Environmental and Regulatory Services (HERS). “Intertek’s experience with supplier engagement, combined with regulatory support, provides full support at all stages of completing the analysis and reporting functions in a timely and efficient manner, while meeting the challenging deadline.”

In conjunction with the “responsible party”, Intertek’s experts can gather and document the required product information, including sales type, packaging type, product composition, and ingredient type (fragrance, resin, LVP-VOC, inorganic compound). Intertek’s experts will then integrate the product form, delivery systems, along with the packager/distributor and retailer data, into the required format for reporting into the California Air Resources Board (CARB) database. The CARB reporting services through Intertek will also provide the client with an on-going framework for future reporting, as well as reduce the risk of late reporting resulting in fines.

In addition to regulatory services, Intertek is a leading independent third-party testing and inspection services provider and qualified to perform an extensive range of services, to learn more about these services visit http://www.intertek.com/consumer/certification/carb/.

To learn more about consulting and reporting services offered by Intertek, please visit http://www.intertek.com/green or email green@intertek.com.

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.

Visit www.intertek.com.

For Market Inquiries:
Dr. Ruud Overbeek
Vice President
Global Health, Environmental and Regulatory Services (HERS)
Intertek Life Sciences
Tel.:+1 281 364-2923
Email: ruud.overbeek@intertek.com
or
For Media Inquiries:
Tracy Veale
Marketing Manager
Global Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services
Intertek Life Sciences
Direct: 905-286-4182
Email: tracy.veale@intertek.com