Community Air Protection Program - AB617

AB617 establishes the Community Air Protection Program.

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

Updated June 15, 2020:

Completed projects as of June 15, 2020  |  Projects in progress as of June 15, 2020

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District remains committed to enhancing its public outreach and encouraging community engagement in the District’s Community Air Protection Program. Those who have suggestions or concerns for projects may contact Ryan Orr at the District by June 30, 2020. 

Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District's Community Air Protection Program projects are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

 Earlier updates:

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.

Rule 1157.1

The Mojave Desert AQMD Governing Board on Sept. 23, 2019 adopted Rule 1157.1 — BARCT Requirements for Boilers and Process Heaters Outside the FONA. View the rule here.

To learn more about AB617 please use the following links:

MDAQMD AB 617 BARCT Implementation Schedule

Assembly Bill 617 of 2017 (Health & Safety Code §40920.6) 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: