Community Air Protection Program - AB617

AB617 is purposed with establishing a Community Air Protection Program.

The goal of AB617 is to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution.

The Mojave Desert AQMD will be hosting a Community Meeting to better explain AB 617 on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.
Please click here to view the Community Meeting information flyer.

The Mojave Desert AQMD is conducting a survey to solicit input from local residents in regards to AB617.
If you would like to participate in this survey, please download it by clicking here.
Please submit your completed survey via Email to Ryan Orr (,) or  alternatively you can print and mail it to the district.

To learn more about AB617 please use the following links:

MDAQMD AB 617 BARCT Implementation Schedule

Assembly Bill 617 of 2017 (Health & Safety Code ยง40920.6) includes a specific requirement for each district that is a nonattainment area for one or more air pollutants to adopt an expedited schedule for the implementation of best available retrofit control technology (BARCT), by the earliest feasible date, but in any event not later than December 31, 2023, for each industrial source that, as of January 1, 2017, was subject to a market-based compliance mechanism adopted by the state board pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 38562. 

AB617  Presentation slides 
These slides were presented to the MDAQMD governing board by Executive Director Brad Poiriez at our February 26, 2018 meeting.

Community Air Protection Program Information Website 

Additionally you may also contact CARB regarding this program via email: