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AB 617 Virtual Community Steering Committee Meetings & Legislative Update

Since May, 2020, Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) Community Steering Committee (CSC) meetings have been conducted via Zoom webinars. A list of upcoming AB 617 CSC meetings is in the table below. Meeting links and dial-in numbers are provided to the public in advance of each meeting. Spanish interpretation is also available for each meeting.

Until further notice, CSC meetings will continue virtually for the five AB 617 communities of:

  • Eastern Coachella Valley

  • East Los Angeles/Boyle Heights/West Commerce

  • San Bernardino/Muscoy

  • Southeast Los Angeles

  • Wilmington/Carson/West Long Beach

These ongoing meetings provide an opportunity for the communities to receive updates and give input on the development and implementation of Community Air Monitoring Plans (CAMP) and Community Emissions Reduction Plans (CERP).

South Coast AQMD has also been active in legislative efforts to seek continued funding for AB 617. On June 29, the Governor signed a $202.1 billion state budget and associated trailer bills. Due to the pandemic, the budget was based on an assumed $54.3 billion deficit, which triggered the challenge of trying to fund priority programs with substantially reduced resources. After extensive educational efforts by South Coast AQMD and other stakeholders, statewide funding for air districts for AB 617 Program implementation was secured at $50 million this year, the same level for each of the past two years.

In previous years, AB 617 funding was derived from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), which depends on the proceeds from cap-and-trade auctions. This year, the funding comes from the Air Pollution Control Fund, which does not depend on such auctions. The decision as to how much AB 617 incentive funding, which derives from the GGRF, that air districts will receive this legislative year, has not yet been resolved.

For more information on the AB 617 program, please visit: www.aqmd.gov/ab617.

Upcoming AB 617 Community Steering Committee Virtual Meetings: 

AUGUST

 

Thurs, 8/13/20, 2 - 4 pm

Wilmington, Carson, West Long Beach (WCWLB) Quarterly CSC Meeting

Weds, 8/19/20, 4 - 6 pm

East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, West Commerce (ELABHWC) Quarterly CSC Meeting

Thurs, 8/20/20, 6 - 8 pm

San Bernardino, Muscoy (SBM) Quarterly CSC Meeting

Thurs, 8/27/20, 4 - 6 pm

Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) CSC Metal Processing / Green Spaces Workshop & Meeting

SEPTEMBER

 

Thurs, 9/17/20, 4 - 6 pm

Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) CSC Rendering / General Industrial Facilities Workshop & Meeting

Thurs, 9/24/20, 4 - 6 pm

Eastern Coachella Valley (ECV) CSC Meeting

 

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