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AB 617 IMPERIAL COUNTY

Calexico, Heber, El Centro Corridor

WHAT IS AB 617?

In 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) to develop a new community focused program to more effectively reduce exposure to air pollution and preserve public health. This bill directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and all local air districts, including the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD), to take measures to protect communities disproportionally impacted by air pollution. There are five central components to the new AB 617 mandate: community-level air monitoring,  a state strategy and community specific emission reduction plans, accelerated review of retrofit pollution control technologies on industrial facilities subject to Cap-and-Trade, enhanced emission reporting requirements and increased penalty provisions for polluters. This page is a portal to the the ICAPCD's air monitoring plan, maps, community engagement and incentive programs that will help ensure that those being excessively impacted by air pollution in disadvantaged communities are protected. 

Request for Proposals - Mitigation Projects (03-25-21)

Urban Greening Projects

The ICAPCD is accepting proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and exposure to particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions, through the implementation of Urban Greening Projects within the AB 617 Community Corridor of El Centro-Heber-Calexico.  Proposals must be in accordance with CARB's Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines (CAP Guidelines) and the ICAPCD Project Plan for the Urban Greening Program. Urban Greening grants may be awarded to a city, county, special district, non-profit, tribal government, or public agency or entity for projects to be implemented within the Corridor. Routine maintenance and rehabilitation projects are not eligible for funding.  All proposals are due to the ICAPCD no later than close of business (5:00 pm) on Thursday May 27, 2021, unless prior alternate arrangements are made with ICAPCD. To access the full RFP Announcement, please click on the RFP button below.  Also available below are the Application Form (with User Guide) and the ICAPCD's Project Plan that includes all application, eligibility, and program requirements:

Paving Projects

The ICAPCD is accepting proposals to reduce particulate matter emissions (PM10 and PM2.5) by paving unpaved lots and roads within the AB 617 Community Corridor of El Centro-Heber-Calexico.  Proposals must be in accordance with CARB's Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines (CAP Guidelines) and the ICAPCD Project Plan for the Paving Program.  Routine maintenance and rehabilitation projects are not eligible for funding, and applicants may not claim emission reduction credits from the project during contract period.  All proposals are due to the ICAPCD no later than close of business (5:00 pm) on Thursday May 27, 2021, unless prior alternate arrangements are made with ICAPCD. To access the full RFP Announcement, please click on the RFP button below.  Also available below are the Application Form and the ICAPCD's Project Plan that includes all application, eligibility, and program requirements:

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