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Community Air Protection

AB 617 Background Information


In 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) to develop a new community-focused program to more effectively reduce exposure to air pollution and preserve public health. This bill directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and all local air districts, including the Sac Metro Air District, to take measures to protect communities disproportionally impacted by air pollution. There are five central components to the new AB 617 mandate: community-level air monitoring,  a state strategy and community specific emission reduction plans, accelerated review of retrofit pollution control technologies on industrial facilities subject to Cap-and-Trade, enhanced emission reporting requirements and increased penalty provisions for polluters. This page is a portal to the Sac Metro Air District's air monitoring plan, maps, community engagement and incentive programs that will help ensure that those being excessively impacted by air pollution in disadvantaged communities are protected. 

On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan.  The South Sacramento/Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring.  

Additional information on funding for implementation of the Community Air Protection program is available here. Funding information for Community Air Protection incentives programs is available here

Updated July 1, 2020: The District worked with the Steering Committee to develop a Community Air Monitoring Plan for the South Sacramento/Florin Community and on June 23, 2020, the plan was recommended by the Steering Committee to be submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The District submitted the plan to California Air Resources Board on July 1, 2020 (available here). 

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