The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is conducting a Consumer and Commercial Products Survey to update the state’s consumer products inventory and help determine emission inventories. The main objective of the survey is establish the scientific foundation for new State Implementation Plans (SIPs) that address additional reduction of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) necessary to meet the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This survey is mandatory for all entities listed on any consumer and commercial products sold or supplied for use in California during calendar years 2013 through 2015 and on the List of Survey Categories. Information regarding the types of products, formulations, ingredients, and packaging is required for the survey. Surveys must be submitted by March 2, 2015 and can be completed via an online reporting tool created by ARB. The survey can be completed manually or using an excel import template.

Since the public workshop notice in May 2014, ARB has been updating its progress and activities on its website. As of November 18, 2014, ARB has posted a compilation of the most frequently asked questions regarding the survey requirements, in addition to an example of the completed Consumer Product Reporting Tool (CPRT) Import Template. ARB plans to conduct a webinar to review the CPRT data upload for the subject reporting entities on December 15, 2014. To register for the webinar, click here.

For more information or assistance regarding this survey, contact Trinity at (949) 567-9880.