Attending a Board Meeting

This page last reviewed April 17, 2017

The Board Meeting agenda is available at least 10 days prior to a Board Meeting on our website: Information Regarding Future Board Meetings. Board Meetings are open to the Public and are available via webcast. For more information, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (916) 322-5594.

The Public Meeting Agenda lists agenda items in numerical order. Every effort will be made to adhere to that order. Occasionally, it may be necessary for the Board Chair to rearrange the sequence of an agenda item in order to provide a forum for maximum public participation. Please keep in mind that definite timelines are difficult, and in some cases impossible to predict in advance. Your understanding is appreciated.

speaker at podium The Board welcomes testimony from the public on agenda items being presented to the Board. However, some agenda items may generate considerable public interest and a large number of people wishing to present testimony. Therefore, in the interest of time, the Chair requests that potential testifiers limit their presentations to the Board to three (3) minutes. This will ensure that the Board will be able to hear all viewpoints in a timely manner.

There will be an Open Comment Period to allow an opportunity for interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that do not specifically appear on the agenda. Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board will hear testimony on subject matters within the jurisdiction of the Board. Each person will be allotted three (3) minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.


Special accommodation or language needs can be provided for any of the following:

  • An interpreter to be available at the hearing;

  • Documents made available in an alternate format (i.e., Braille, large print, etc.) or another language;

  • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.

To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (916) 322-5594 or by facsimile at (916) 322-3928 as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the scheduled Board hearing. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

Comodidad especial o necesidad de otro idioma puede ser proveído para alguna de las siguientes:

  • Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia;

  • Documentos disponibles en un formato alterno (por decir, sistema Braille, o en impresión grande) u otro idioma;

  • Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad.

Para solicitar estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, por favor llame a la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 o envíe un fax a (916) 322-3928 lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de 10 días de trabajo antes del día programado para la audiencia del Consejo. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar el 711 para el Servicio de Retransmisión de Mensajes de California.

If you would like to testify before the Board, please sign up with the Clerk of the Board at the Board Hearing by completing a Request-to-Speak card, which is located outside the Board room. The Request-to-Speak card must be delivered to the Clerk of the Board or a Board Assistant prior to the commencement of the item.

Please Note: Beginning March 2017, no outside memory sticks or other external devices may be used at any time with the Board audio/visual system or any ARB computers. Therefore, PowerPoint presentations to be displayed at the Board meeting must be electronically submitted via email to the Clerk of the Board no later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

Board Meetings are normally held in Sacramento at the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building.

California Air Resources Board
1001 "I" Street
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812

Street Map to California Air Resources Board, Sacramento HQ

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