Minimizing Community Health Impacts from Freight

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During the March 2017 CARB Board Hearing, the Board directed staff to return within 12 months with concepts for minimizing community health impacts from large freight facilities including seaports, railyards, warehouses, and distribution centers. For additional information, see the Discussion Paper: Implementation of March 2017 Board Direction on Reducing the Community Health Impacts from Freight Facilities.


NEW LOCATION!
San Diego Community Meeting, November 28

What's New?

Find events where you can provide input on freight health impacts and participate in discussions on all of CARB’s freight-related activities.

Stay In Touch

If you have any questions or comments, you may contact CARB Staff at freight@arb.ca.gov. Sign up for the Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative listserve to receive email updates. 

Background

In March 2017, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) heard public testimony on the South Coast Air District's Air Quality Management Plan and CARB's State Implementation Plan (SIP).  After 60+ witnesses testified, including many community advocates urging faster action to reduce the health risk from freight operations, the Board adopted Resolutions 17-7 and 17-8 as well as an addendum that provided additional direction to staff including:

    Within 12 months, "...staff shall return to the Board with concepts for an indirect source rule to control pollution from large freight facilities including ports, railyards, warehouses, and distribution centers, as well as any identified alternatives capable of achieving similar levels of emission reductions..."

This process involves stakeholder outreach, including formal workshops and informal meetings, to identify potential options for reducing emissions from freight facilities and to understand the relative pros and cons. CARB staff will present concepts to the Board in March 2018.

These CARB freight-related activities will also support the ongoing work to implement Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia, Statutes of 2017), which will establish guidance for the development and implementation of community reduction plans focused on reducing exposures in the neighborhoods most impacted by pollution.

To view the Discussion Paper, click HERE

For more information on Sustainable Freight, click HERE.

Workshops and Meetings

Upcoming Community Meetings (New)

 Community Air Protection Program Fact Sheets: English and Spanish.
Date Meeting Notice Location Presentation Meeting Notes
Tuesday
November 28, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Meeting Notice
Meeting Notice (Spanish)
Meeting Notice (Vietnamese)
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Flyer (Spanish)
Meeting Flyer (Vietnamese)
San Diego
Camacho Recreation Center
(Near Las Palmas Park Pool)
1810 East 22nd Street
National City, California  91950
Presentation:
English
Spanish
Vietnamese
Meeting Notes:
Coming Soon
 

Previous Community Meetings 

Overall Summary of Community Meetings: English
Date Meeting Notice Location Presentation Meeting Notes
Monday
September 18, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Meeting Notice
Meeting Notice (Spanish)
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Flyer (Spanish)
San Joaquin Valley
David Head Center
10300 San Diego Street
Lamont, California 93241
Presentation:
English
Spanish
Meeting Notes:
English
Tuesday
September 19, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Meeting Notice
Meeting Notice (Spanish)
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Flyer (Spanish)
Long Beach
Long Beach Main Library
101 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, California 90822
Presentation:
English
Spanish
Meeting Notes:
English
Wednesday
September 20, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Meeting Notice
Meeting Notice (Spanish)
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Flyer (Spanish)
Inland Empire
Jessie Turner Health & Fitness
Community Center

15556 Summit Avenue
Fontana, California 92336
Presentation:
English
Spanish
Meeting Notes:
English
Monday
September 25, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Meeting Notice
Meeting Notice (Spanish)
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Flyer (Spanish)
Oakland
West Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline Street
Oakland, California 94607
Presentation:
English
Spanish
Meeting Notes:
English
 

Previous Workshops

Date Workshop Notice Location Presentation
Tuesday
August 29, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Workshop Notice
Workshop Notice (Spanish)
Los Angeles
Junipero Serra Building
320 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
Presentation (English)
Presentation (Spanish)
Wednesday
September 6, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Workshop Notice
Workshop Notice (Spanish)
Sacramento
California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Presentation (English)
Presentation (Spanish)
 

For questions or comments regarding the Freight Facility Emission Reduction Strategies, please contact: freight@arb.ca.gov

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