2006 Consumer and Commercial Products Survey

This page last reviewed March 28, 2014


The 2006 Survey Results



The 2006 Survey -- How to Take the Survey


The Air Resources Board (ARB) conducted a survey of consumer and commercial products and aerosol coating products that were sold with intention for use in California during Calendar Year 2006. This survey represents part of ARB's effort to evaluate the feasibility of further reducing volatile organic compound (VOC), reactive organic compound (ROC), and/or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from consumer products and update our emissions inventory. 

The following instructions were sent in 2007 to companies participating in the 2006 Survey:

You must return the attached "Preliminary Form" to ARB as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, August 14th. This form, along with the additional enclosed pages, will help you determine if it is necessary for you to complete the additional survey forms and will also help ARB track receipt of this packet. The completed survey forms (1-4) must be postmarked no later than November 21, 2007.

Electronic Version of the Survey

An interactive electronic version of the survey is being offered to assist you in filling out the forms. Contact Trish Johnson, see below, to request a CD.

Survey Training

To assist you in completing the survey, we will be conducting a webcast survey training session on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 10 am Pacific time, from the Sierra Hearing Room of the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento, California. The training is intended for the people who will be completing the survey forms. It will be helpful for viewers to have a copy of the survey forms and "Getting Ready to Complete the Forms" (available below) on-hand during the training session.

The training will be webcast at the following URL: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?BDO=1 During the session questions can be emailed to csmrprod@arb.ca.gov.

Please note, we plan to record the training and make electronic copies available for those who request it. Contact Trish Johnson at to request the video of this training.

Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) List

Individuals completing FORM 4 (ingredient information) should obtain CAS numbers from their supplier(s), however we are providing the CAS list used in the 2001 Survey for reference purposes. Before referring to these CAS numbers, please note the provisions at the beginning of this list.

CAS List (PDF - 144 KB)

Cover Letter and Table of Contents


STEP I: PRELIMINARY FORM (EVERYONE MUST RETURN BY AUGUST 14, 2007)

Survey Directives

Who Must Complete the Survey?
Types of Products to Report … and Not to Report
2006 Survey Category List & Codes

STEP II: THE 2006 SURVEY

Getting Ready to Complete the Forms (What information to gather)
ARB Contact Information

Forms and Instructions
Confidential Information Form
FORM 1 - Responsible Party Information
FORM 2 - Contact(s) for Ingredients
FORM 3 - Product Information
Supplement to FORM 3 - Product Group Details
FORM 4 - Ingredients
Voluntary Survey Evaluation
Examples of Completed Forms
#1 Aerosol Coating Product
#2 Consumer Product

2006 Survey Overview

Consumer Products Background
Aerosol Coatings Background
Purpose & Goals
Designation of Confidential Information
Reporting Products

STEP III: SUBMITTING THE SURVEY FORMS

Electronic Option
Hardcopy Option
Submitting Product Labels
Mailing

ATTACHMENTS FOR REFERENCE

A: Statute: Disclosure of Public Records
B:
2002/2007 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
C:
U.S. Resident Population
D:
Acceptable Measurement Units
E:
Low Vapor Pressure-VOCs to Report
F:
Hydrocarbon Solvent Information
G:
Reactivity Bin Numbers
H:
Consumer Products Definitions
I: 
Aerosol Coating Products Definitions



Questions?
Contact:
Consumer Products Help



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