Inventory Expert Service Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Inventory Expert Service?
  2. What is Inventory Expert Service’s relationship to CAS?
  3. How do I get started with Inventory Expert Service?
  4. What turn-around time can I expect for the service?
  5. Is rush service available?
  6. How do you charge for your services?
  7. What experience does the Inventory Expert Service team have?
  8. What information needs to be provided for Inventory Expert Service?
  9. What options are available for delivery of results?
  10. What options are available for results?
  11. Is this service confidential?
  12. What if I have questions about my results?

1.  What is Inventory Expert Service?

Inventory Expert Service is available to help you obtain CA Index Names and CAS Registry Numbers® (if appropriate) for your EPA TSCA PMN application under the Revisions of Premanufacture Notification Regulations: Final Rule.This service is provided by the CAS chemists who compile, search and maintain the TSCA Inventory.

 

2.  What is Inventory Expert Service’s relationship to CAS?

Inventory Expert Service is a special service of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. We are based in Columbus, Ohio at the CAS headquarters. Our team consists of CAS chemists who are experienced in TSCA substance identification requirements.

 

3.  How do I get started with Inventory Expert Service?

We make it easy:

  • Payment information must be included.
  • If there are special details regarding invoicing, including purchase orders, these should be included on the order form at the time of submission.

 

4.  What turn-around time can I expect for the service?

There is a 10-working-day turn-around time for Inventory Expert Service orders once all of the information needed for processing is received. If the chemist processing the order requires more information, you will be contacted and processing time will restart once the information is received. Please note that if during our chemist review we discover errors, inconsistencies or missing data that requires additional CAS chemist consultation, a fee will be applied. Consult What to Include for Inventory Expert Service (IES) to find out what is required for the complete chemical identity.

 

5.  Is rush service available?

Yes! A 3-working-day turn-around time is available for an additional charge of $145 USD per substance for Inventory Expert Service orders once all of the information needed for processing is received. If the chemist processing the order requires more information, you will be contacted and processing time will restart once the information is received. Please note that if during our chemist review we discover errors, inconsistencies or missing data that requires additional CAS chemist consultation, a fee will be applied. Consult What to Include for Inventory Expert Service (IES) to find out what is required for the complete chemical identity.

 

6.  How do you charge for your services?

There is a standard per substance fee of $175 USD for Inventory Expert Service orders. If during our chemist review we discover errors, inconsistencies or missing data that requires additional CAS chemist consultation, a fee of $145 USD for the first 30 minutes and $85 USD for subsequent 30 minute increments will be applied. Consult What to Include for Inventory Expert Service (IES) to find out what is required for the complete chemical identity.

 

7.  What experience does the Inventory Expert Service team have?

CAS chemists who compile, search and maintain the TSCA Inventory are the chemists who will be processing your Inventory Expert Service order. By relying on CAS, you will be taking advantage of the in-depth knowledge CAS staff have acquired concerning TSCA submission policies. For example, should you request a CAS Registry Number for a hydrated substance to be reported to the EPA, CAS will provide you with the CAS Registry Number for the anhydrous substance along with the guidance that hydrates are excluded from TSCA reporting.

 

8.  What information needs to be provided for Inventory Expert Service?

Read What to Include for Inventory Expert Service (IES).  If you have further questions, contact us via email or phone. Please note that failure to include necessary information will result in a delay in the processing of your order and additional consultation fees may be incurred.

 

9.  What options are available for delivery of results?

Standard delivery is via email. If you would prefer your results to be faxed or sent via regular mail, this should be indicated on the order form. Please note that only one (1) method of delivery may be selected. If fax is selected, pages with red marks (comments or corrections by the CAS processing chemist) will be sent via regular mail.

 

10.  What options are available for results?

Standard output for CAS Inventory Expert Service orders is a CA Index Name. If your substance has an existing CAS Registry Number, it will also be provided in the results.

If a CAS Registry Number does not already exist for your substance and you would like to have one newly assigned, check the box on the order form to indicate this. Note that selecting this option will make your substance publicly available in the CAS REGISTRYSM. If you wish to maintain confidentiality for your substance’s identity, you should request the standard output of a CA Index Name only. If assignment of a new CAS Registry Number is requested, your company’s name will not be attributed to the registration.

 

11.  Is this service confidential?

Yes! Processing is strictly confidential. CAS maintains extensive security policies and procedures relating to both physical security and the handling of customer-supplied information. These procedures include detailed measures outlining the labeling, handling, tracking, storage of documents, computer access and verbal communication regarding a given request. Without written permission, CAS will only discuss the details in a request with the individual(s) who submitted it. On the order form, there is a space for an alternative contact should you wish to grant permission for CAS to discuss the order with an individual(s) other than the submitter(s).

 

12.  What if I have questions about my results?

We are available to help you understand the results for your order. If you have questions about the results for your order, please contact us via email or phone. Please note that if significant additional consultation by a CAS chemist is necessary, additional consultation fees may apply. You will be informed in advance if any additional fees will be incurred in the consultation about your results.