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TSCA CBI Training - Responsibilities

Conduct TSCA CBI Audits

DCOs also have the responsibility of conducting audits under various occasions. These include:

Comprehensive Audits of Entire Collection: By April 1, 2004, each DCO must conduct an audit of all TSCA CBI in the DCO's collection as of December 31, 2003. This step must be performed every fourth year subsequent to the completion of the first comprehensive audit. For the intervening years, an annual transaction audit shall be conducted as outlined in the TSCA CBI Protection Manual.  As an example, the next comprehensive audit would be conducted by April 1, 2008 for all TSCA CBI in the DCO's collection as of December 31, 2007.

Transaction Audits: Before April 1 of each year for which a comprehensive audit is not required, each DCO must conduct an annual audit of TSCA CBI in the DCO's collections for documents that have undergone a transaction.

DCO Transition Audits: These are audits that must be done when DCO's terminate their employment or relinquish DCO responsibilities.

Important Note: There are special rules that apply for contractor CBI collections. More information on this can be found in the TSCA CBI Protection Manual.