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
The CARB Research Program is now accepting research comments and concepts to be considered for fiscal year 2024-2025. Comments and concepts are due by July 31, 2023. Visit the Research Comment Portal for more information on the survey, most timely priorities and how CARB prioritizes comments and concepts to turn them into research projects.