The Legislature created the Board’s research program in 1971 and identified it as an integral part of an effective air pollution control program. With the mandate as its foundation, the program encompasses all aspects of air pollution. CARB’s research program continues to play an important role in meeting the challenges of increasingly stringent federal air quality standards and long-term climate goals, and serves as the foundation for effective regulatory decisions.
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Research Comment Portal
During the January 26, 2023 Board meeting, CARB staff will seek Board approval to fund 11 new research projects in fiscal year 2023-2024. Board approval of the project concepts will allow CARB staff to develop full projects and seek pre-proposals from interested researchers. A description of the project concepts is now available as a Triennial Plan Addendum available on the Triennial Plan page (versión en español). CARB invites members of the public to submit comments by January 17, 2023, on the proposed project concepts into the public docket prior to the upcoming Board meeting.