Under the direction and authority of the California Legislature, the California Air Resources Board is tasked with developing and adopting the specific rules and regulations needed to achieve healthful air quality. This process is established by California law and is formally known as the Rulemaking process. This process ensures that all stakeholders and community voices are heard, and that all viable options for action have been considered. Only after prescribed periods of public notice, and open public hearings are held, is a measure adopted. And to ensure that the adopted regulation meets the original directives of California's legislature, an independent review is undertaken before the regulation can take effect.

Comment on Board Items

CARB encourages public input on regulatory and non-regulatory items presented to the Board. Public testimony can be made on any Board item at the Board Meeting. Public comments can be submitted via the CARB electronic docket for most Board items. Please contact the Clerk of the Board for items that do not have a docket.

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