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 Research Program has recently finalized collecting public comments and concepts and is in the process of creating a prioritized list of projects. On September 22 CARB staff presented a summary of the public comments and concepts received, summarized criteria for prioritizing research projects, and had an open discussion to collect public input on the tentative project list. Slides are now available in the comment portal. Please submit comments by e-mail by October 1, 2021.