The reporting deadline for makers of consumer products, office supply products, garden supply, pool, personal care, automotive, and many other product types (see full list of product categories in Appendix A) is fast approaching.

We previously blogged and released an Advisory about the CARB (California Air Resources Board) reporting requirement and the need to think about protecting your product’s trade secrets.

It is possible the March 2, 2015 reporting deadline will be extended.  Even if it is not, CARB has stated that it will consider extensions of this deadline on a case-by-case basis.

But time is of the essence.  CARB has the authority to assess penalties to late reports and apparently the desire to do so – particularly since this survey request has been out for 6 months, and their normal survey period is usually 90 days.