California Air Resources Board

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) is an organization based in Sacramento, California, United States. The ARB is an agency overseen by the California Environmental Protection Agency to raise air quality and quantity awareness and bring action in California communities. There are 13 divisions and 20 major programs that span human health, enforcement, research and development, air quality and toxins, planning, and permitting. The board is comprised of 14 board members. The California Governor appoints 12 members, while the Legislature and Senate appoint the remaining two. These are part-time positions except for the Chairperson, who serves full-time.


“To promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state.”


  • “Provide Safe, Clean Air to All Californians
  • Protect the Public from Exposure to Toxic Air Contaminants
  • Reduce California's Emission of Greenhouse Gases
  • Provide Leadership in Implementing and Enforcing Air Pollution Control Rules and Regulations
  • Provide Innovative Approaches for Complying with Air Pollution Rules and Regulations
  • Base Decisions on Best Possible Scientific and Economic Information
  • Provide Quality Customer Service to All ARB Clients”


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California Air Resources Board


(800) 242-4450