AB 617 Update

The AB 617 community air program is designed to reduce emissions in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution. South Coast AQMD currently has a total of six communities designated for this program:

  • Eastern Coachella Valley

  • East Los Angeles/Boyle Heights/West Commerce

  • San Bernardino/Muscoy

  • Wilmington/Carson/West Long Beach

  • South Los Angeles

  • Southeast Los Angeles

Each Community Steering Committee has met on a quarterly basis throughout 2021, except for the newest community, South Los Angeles, which continues to meet monthly, to develop its Community Emissions Reduction Plan and Community Air Monitoring Plan.

Working closely with community members and recognizing the need for more accessible incentive programs across all AB 617 communities, South Coast AQMD hosted the first in a series of three Truck Incentives Workshops on December 1, 2021.

These virtual workshops provide an opportunity for community stakeholders to provide input and guide project plans for heavy-duty truck incentive funds within AB 617 communities. Small business owners and independent owners/operators of Class 4-8 trucks are encouraged to attend and provide feedback at the upcoming workshops.

The goal of the AB 617 Truck Incentives Plan is to provide a community-based truck incentive program that is streamlined in its process and customized to fit community needs to reduce harmful emissions and community exposure to toxic air contaminants such as diesel particulate emissions.

Upcoming workshops will be held:

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (5-7PM)

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (5-7PM)

Spanish interpretation is available during each virtual meeting, including teleconference capability for both English and Spanish lines, and meeting materials in both languages. Meetings are expected to continue being conducted virtually for the time being.

For more information on the AB 617 program or meeting schedules, visit:  


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