*Fixed Participant Passcode* Notice of Workshop for the 2021 Community Recommendations and Selection Process for the Community Air Protection Program

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December 1, 2021

*Fixed Participant Passcode* Notice of Workshop for the 2021 Community Recommendations and Selection Process for the Community Air Protection Program

en español

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a virtual meeting to discuss CARB staff’s draft recommendations for 2021 communities and the community selection process under Assembly Bill (AB) 617 and the Community Air Protection Program (Program). During this virtual meeting, you can ask questions about the additional communities that staff is proposing to recommend for CARB Board consideration and CARB’s approach for developing the recommendations. Given current funding levels, CARB staff anticipates a limited number of new communities will be selected in 2021. The virtual meeting details are provided below.

Date:             Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time:             5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location:       Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: ZOOM, Password: 407644

Or Telephone, Dial:
USA 216 706-7075
USA 866 390-1828 (US Toll Free)
Conference code: 274661

Spanish conference line: 877 336-1831; Participant Passcode: 4994319

The virtual meeting will be in English with Spanish interpretation. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the Community Air Protection Program Selection Process website.


AB 617 was signed into law in July 2017. CARB established the Community Air Protection Program (Program) to implement AB 617, which requires community-focused action to reduce air pollution and improve public health in communities that experience disproportionate burdens from exposure to air pollutants. AB 617 requires the CARB Board to consider selection of additional communities on an annual basis.

Since the inception of the Program in 2018, CARB has selected 15 communities to develop local plans to measure and reduce air pollution. The communities are either planning, developing, or implementing community emissions reduction programs. CARB staff works with community-based organizations, air districts, and the public to develop community recommendations for CARB’s Board to consider for selection annually. This year, the 2021 community recommendations will be considered at the February 10, 2022 CARB Board meeting.

Additional Information

CARB staff welcomes additional meetings or phone calls to discuss the community selection process and the Community Air Protection Program with stakeholders. Meeting materials will be available in English and Spanish, and will be available before the meeting at the following website location.

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For additional questions about the virtual meeting, please contact Laura Zaremba-Schmidt at (951) 542-3436.

Special Accommodations Request

Consistent with California Government Code Section 7296.2, special accommodation or language needs may be provided for any of the following:

  • An interpreter to be available at the meeting;
  • Documents made available in an alternate format or another language;
  • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.

To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact Laura Zaremba-Schmidt (951) 542-3436 as soon as possible, but no later than five business days before the scheduled meeting. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

Solicitud de Comodidades Especiales

Consecuente con la sección 7296.2 del Código de Gobierno de California, una comodidad especial o necesidades lingüísticas pueden ser suministradas para cualquiera de los siguientes:

  • Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia;
  • Documentos disponibles en un formato alterno u otro idioma;
  • Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad.

Para solicitar estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, favor de contactar a Adrianna Hernandez (951) 542-3490 lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de 5 días de trabajo antes de la junta programada. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar el 711 para el Servicio de Retransmisión de Mensajes de California.