30 Jan 2015

Intertek supports companies to meet regulatory requirements

Houston, USA – 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 March 2, 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.

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 departure from the previous reporting requirements of VOC (volatile organic compounds), to now include the majority of consumer and industrial products, has major implications for companies selling in or supplying products to the State of California,” 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.”

The CARB reporting services will also provide the client an on-going framework for future reporting, as well as reduce the risk of late reporting resulting in fines.

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

For Media Inquiries:
Tracy Veale
Marketing Manager
Global Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services
Intertek Life Sciences
Direct:  905-286-4182
Email: tracy.veale@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 36,000 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