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2019 Community Selection Process
CARB Board Hearing on the 2019 Community Selection Process
December 12th and 13th, 2019
View and download the Staff Report - Available November 8, 2019
CARB staff’s recommendation for 2019 community selection is consistent with the requirements for community selection specified in statute and based on a number of factors including the Governing Board’s prior direction in 2018, nominations received in 2019, lessons learned from the initial ten communities, and funding levels provided by the legislature for Program implementation.
While CARB staff intends to propose that the Board add a limited number of communities in 2019, efforts that benefit hundreds of communities statewide will continue including:
- Regulatory actions for clean transportation;
- Air district implementation of best available retrofit control technology (BARCT);
- AB 617 incentive funding;
- New emissions reporting regulation; and
- Community air grants.
CARB staff also believe that regulatory approaches and other innovative policies developed for selected communities can over time be applied elsewhere in the State in communities that have not been selected. CARB staff intends to discuss with air district, community, and industry stakeholders how to facilitate that progression.
2018 Community Selection Process
Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) requires CARB to each year consider selecting communities to develop and implement focused actions to improve air quality in the community. In 2018, the CARB Board selected the first ten communities where these focused actions are to be developed. Each community has its own set of characteristics and air pollution sources and these ten communities will serve as models for focused community action in the future.
Community Nominations Received
Since February 2018 the Community Air Protection Program has been accepting community nominations for consideration for community action (air monitoring and/or emissions reduction program). Nominations have been submitted through emails, mail, or community forums (CARB Board or other community meetings). This list is dynamic and will be updated as additional community nominations are submitted.