Community Identification Toolbox
- Community Air Protection Program Resource Center
- Introduction to Community Air Quality
- Strategy Development
- Technical Assistance
- AB 617 Implementation
- Community Air Protection Program
Community Air Protection Program
Community Selection Process
Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) directs the California Air resources Board (CARB) to select communities around the State with high cumulative air pollution exposure burdens and to focus additional efforts in those communities to reduce the emission of pollutants in those communities. AB 617 instructs CARB to prioritize disadvantaged communities and sensitive receptor locations in the selection process based on air quality monitoring information, public health data and other relevant information.
Community Identification Resources
Numerous data sources, tools, and approaches exist to guide the assessment and prioritization of communities. Links to data sources identified in the Community Air Protection Blueprint can be found below.
- CalEnviroScreen 3.0
- Additional data layers available within CARB’s Environmental Justice Screening Method, including sensitive receptor and hazard proximity data that complement the CalEnviroScreen 3.0 results.
- California Emission Inventory.
- CARB Air Pollution Mapping Tool.
- Hotspots Analysis and Reporting Program Version 2 model.
- Statewide air quality monitoring network data.
- The California Healthy Places Index (HPI).