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SCAQMD Hosts Series of Community Meetings on New Measures Aimed at Reducing Pollution Exposure in Environmental Justice Communities
By Staff Report

Feb 22. – Apr. 10

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will host five public meetings to discuss how two new laws will focus efforts on reducing air pollution in the region’s environmental justice communities. Assembly Bill 617 creates more opportunities to collaborate with environmental justice communities to improve air quality in the hardest-hit areas in the region.  SCAQMD staff will be soliciting input on the first step of this process, identifying and prioritizing the communities to be addressed through enhanced monitoring and/or emission reduction strategies; and Assembly Bill 134 provides immediate funding to replace heavy-duty vehicles, equipment, and other diesel emission sources with cleaner technologies.  SCAQMD and California Air Resources Board staff will discuss the current funding strategy and solicit input on future projects as additional funding becomes available.  WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. City of Commerce Council Chambers 2535 Commerce Way Commerce, CA 90040. Tuesday, Mar. 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wilmington Senior Center 1371 Eubank Ave. Burbank, CA 90744. Tuesday, Mar. 27 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Riverside County Administration Center 4080 Lemon St. Riverside, CA 92501.Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. San Manuel Gateway College – Loma Linda University 250 S. G St. San Bernardino, CA 92410 Tuesday, April 17 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookhurst Community Center 2271 W. Crescent Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801. The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. For more information call (909) 396-2000 or visit www.aqmd.gov

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