Neighborhood Assessment Program

This page last reviewed October 21, 2010


Overview

picture of a neighborhood The Neighborhood Assessment Program is designed to develop guidelines for evaluating strategies for reducing air pollution impacts at the neighborhood scale. This effort includes criteria and toxic air pollutant impacts in communities affected by multiple emission sources. The ARB, air pollution control and air quality management districts, environmental groups, community activists, affected industries and others will use the guidelines to support consistent, uniform and science-based evaluations of neighborhood air pollution impacts and reduction strategies.

The Work Plan presents how the Air Resources Board (ARB) staff proposes to develop guidelines for evaluating and strategies for reducing air pollution impacts at the neighborhood-scale. The effort will include criteria and toxic air pollutant impacts in communities affected by multiple emission sources. We are calling this effort the Neighborhood Assessment Program (NAP) and have provided this work plan to inform the public and interested stakeholders about our efforts.

The ARB, air pollution control and air quality management districts (air districts), environmental groups, community activists, affected industries, and others will be able to use the NAP guidelines to support consistent, uniform, and science-based evaluations of neighborhood air pollution impacts and reduction strategies. We believe that it is through such an approach that local decision-makers can most effectively address neighborhood-scale air pollution issues.

Work Plan Background

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Work Plan Steps:

  1. Development
  2. Methodologies
  3. Pilot Study
  4. Refine Methods
  5. Evaluate Impacts
  6. Define Strategies
  7. Create Guidelines


Download NAP Plan Report (PDF)


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