Summary of Board Meeting
April 22, 1999
Air Resources Board
Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 "L" Street
|MEMBERS PRESENT: Hons.||Alan C. Lloyd, Ph.D., Chairman|
Joseph C. Calhoun, P.E.
Lynne T. Edgerton, Esq.
C. Hugh Friedman
William F. Friedman, M.D.
|99-3-3||Public Meeting to Consider a Draft Report: Planned Air Pollution
Research for Fiscal Year 1999-2000
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEM:
This report presents the Air Resources Board's Planned Air Pollution Research for Fiscal Year 1999-2000. Fifteen projects are proposed. Seven were recommended for funding and eight were recommended if funding is available. Research this year will be concentrated in two areas: particulate matter studies and improvement of emission inventories. The proposed research budget for fiscal year 1999-2000 is $2,8000,000.
ORAL TESTIMONY: NoneFORMAL BOARD ACTION:
Approved Resolution 99-10 by a unanimous vote.
RESPONSIBLE DIVISION: RD
STAFF REPORT: Yes (22 pages)
|99-3-4||Public Meeting to Consider Fiscal Year 1998-99 Grant Awards for the Rice Straw Demonstration Project Fund
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEM:
The Air Resources Board staff gave a brief update on the progress of rice straw projects awarded grants in fiscal year 1997-98, presented project and evaluation summaries for the four projects recommended for fiscal year 1998- 99 grant awards, and presented a recommendation for modifying the funding criteria to allow reallocating grants in the event that unspent grant money is made available as a result of grants being terminated.
The Board passed a resolution awarding grants from the Rice Straw Demonstration Project Fund totaling $2,250,000 for the following four projects:
Phase One Development of the Agriboard Industries L.C. Rice Fiber Based Structural Panel Plant in Sacramento Valley, California, by Agriboard Industries L.C., for $665,000;
Medium Density Fiberboard Manufactured from Sacramento Valley Rice Straw Residuals, by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation for $565,753;
Colusa Rice Straw Project, by Enviro Board Corporation, Inc., for $500,000; and
Production of Citric Acid From Sacramento Valley Rice Straw,Arkenol Holdings, L.L.C., for $519,247.
The Board also passed a resolution to amend the funding criteria to allow reallocating grants in the event that a grant is terminated, leaving unspent grant money.
Chris Churchill, Fibertech
FORMAL BOARD ACTION:
Approved Resolutions 99-11 and 99-12 by a unanimous vote.
RESPONSIBLE DIVISION: PTSD
STAFF REPORT: Yes (17 pages)