Additional Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Members
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) is requesting applications from environmental justice organizations and community groups representing California Native American Tribes, Bay Area, Inland Empire, Sacramento, San Diego/Border, or Labor to serve on the AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (Committee) for the 2022 Scoping Plan Update. If you are interested in applying, please send a one-page statement of interest and one-page resume or one-page CV to Trish.Johnson@arb.ca.gov by 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2021. CARB's Office of Environmental Justice will receive these materials and respond to applicants.
On May 20, 2021, the Board appointed seven new Committee members to join four returning Committee members to begin work on the 2022 Scoping Plan Update. The Board also directed staff to do a solicitation and recruit additional members from underrepresented areas, including California Native American Tribes, Bay Area, Inland Empire, Sacramento, San Diego, and to look for an opportunity to add a representative of labor to the Committee. The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, (AB 32; Stats. 2006, chapter 488) calls for the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) to convene an Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (EJAC), to advise the Board in developing the Scoping Plan, and any other pertinent matter in implementing AB 32. It requires that the Committee be comprised of representatives from communities in the State with the most significant exposure to air pollution, including, but not limited to, communities with minority populations or low-income populations, or both (AB 32; Part 7. Miscellaneous Provisions Section 38591).
Criteria to select additional EJAC members include:
- Representatives from communities in the State with the most significant exposure to air pollution, including, but not limited to, communities with minority populations or low-income populations.
- Regional representation across California including applicants from faith-based organizations, neighborhood organizations, non-profit organizations, and California Native American Tribes.
- Representatives that have expertise in transportation; fossil gas grid and electricity grid decarbonization and infrastructure; natural and working lands; clean fuels and technology; public health
- Representatives rooted in environmental justice principles that can contribute to the perspectives of existing committee members.
- Conflict of interest response: Do you have any personal conflict of interest (whether a financial interest, personal activity, or relationship) that could impair your ability to act impartially and in the best interest of EJAC?
Applications will be reviewed by a panel including representatives from CARB, CalEPA, and existing EJAC members. Applicants who submitted materials earlier this year do not need to apply again.