Programs and Environmental Justice
This page last reviewed December 30, 2009
Learn more about the research and education programs that are currently reducing exposure to air pollutants in communities throughout California.
Children's Environmental Health
In 1999, Senate Bill 25 established a mandate to study the impacts of air pollution on children's health throughout California. The ARB is committed to meeting and exceeding these requirements and is implementing a number of new activities to evaluate and reduce children's health risks.
- More about this Program
- SB 25 Legislation
- Report on Assessment of California's Statewide Air Monitoring Network
State law defines environmental justice as the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures and incomes with respect to the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The ARB is committed to achieving environmental justice and integrating its principles into our activities.
- Policies and Actions Adopted at ARB
- Air Quality and Land Use Handbook
- OEHHA's Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary Approaches Activities
- California EPA EJ Program
- Complaint Resolution Protocol
- EJ Research Projects at ARB
- Land Use Air Quality Linkage Report
- Public Participation Guidebook
- URBEMIS - Urban Emissions Model
- US EPA EJ Program (and EJ Guide)
- EJ Presentations (3/07) (11/07)
Environmental Justice Stakeholders Group Meeting (not currently active)
The ARB is developing guidelines and tools for evaluating air pollution impacts at the neighborhood level. This will enable us to evaluate cumulative exposure and health risks, and compare exposures among communities within a region and statewide.