Community Outreach and Enforcement
The Community Outreach and Enforcement (COES) team coordinates within CARB and with external agencies, community-based organizations, industry and other stakeholders to implement and promote CARB’s Environmental Justice (EJ) and Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) programs and initiatives, including the Community Air Protection Program established through AB 617.
The COES team aims to work with communities across California to identify, develop, and implement enhanced enforcement strategies. In addition, COES develops outreach and educational materials intended to increase public participation in identifying and reporting potential emission violations. COES strives to provide transparency and increase public access to these programs, especially for disadvantaged communities across the state.