The 2015 California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Consumer and Commercial Products Survey (“Survey”) reporting period began on July 1, 2016 and must be completed by November 1, 2016. This is the final year of the CARB Survey program and is mandatory for all “responsible parties,” i.e. any company, firm, or establishment listed on a label that manufactured or sold consumer or commercial products in California during the 2015 calendar year. However, the 2015 Survey contains new exemptions for certain product categories that CARB determined have low or no volatile organic compound emissions, including certain adhesives, aerosols, and coatings.
For Responsible Parties who reported in 2013 and 2014, only sales information for 2015 is required, unless a change was made to an existing product or a new product was sold in 2015. For the data reporting instructions, please click this link. Penalties, including significant per day fines, can be assessed for those responsible parties who do not report to CARB.