Annual Plan Archives

This page last reviewed June 27, 2017

Each Research Plan document can be downloaded from the links located on this webpage. The detailed list of contracts resulting from the 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12, and 2010/11 Plans are provided below.


Below is the list of projects that were approved by the Board for the

2013-2014 Research Plan (PDF, 375 KB)

Project Title Board Approval Contractor Funding Amount Contract Information
Air Quality Impacts of Low Vapor Pressure-Volatile Organic Compounds 13-22 UC Riverside $405,338 ARB #13-302
Environmental Fate of Low Vapor Pressure - Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer Products: A Modeling Approach 13-23 UC Davis $200,000 ARB #13-304
Co-Exposure to PM and O-3: Pulmonary C Fiber Platelet Activation in Decreased HRV 13-26 UC Davis $600,782 ARB #13-311
Collection of Activity Data From On-Road Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles 13-21 UC Riverside, CE-CERT $323,715 ARB #13-301
The Future of Drop-In Fuels:  Life-Cycle Cost and Environmental Impacts of Bio-Based Hydrocarbon Fuel Pathways 13-19 UC Berkeley $400,000 ARB #13-308
Cardiovascular Effects of Multipollutant Exposure: Mechanisms and Interactions 13-24 UC Irvine $740,425 ARB #13-309
The Feasibility of Renewable Natural Gas as a Large-Scale, Low-Carbon Substitute 13-20 UC Davis $330,934 ARB #13-307
Examining Factors that Influence ZEV Sales in California 13-18 UC Los Angeles $302,993 ARB #13-303
Effectiveness of Sound Wall-Vegetation Combination Barriers as Near-Roadway Pollutant Mitigation Strategies 13-28 UC Los Angeles $516,139 ARB #13-306
Developing a New Methodology for Analyzing Potential Displacement 13-25 UC Berkeley $649,264 ARB #13-310


Below is the list of projects that were approved by the Board for the

2012-2013 Research Plan (PDF, 2.72 MB)

Project Title Board Approval Contractor Funding Amount Contract Information
Technical Analysis of Vehicle Load-Reduction Potential for Advanced Clean Cars 13-11 Control-Tec, LLC $162,120 ARB #13-313
Advanced Plug-In Electric Vehicle Usage and Charging Behavior 12-45 UC Davis $649,997 ARB #12-319
Investigating Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles 13-12 UC Berkeley $500,000 ARB #12-318
Measuring Real-World Emissions from the On-Road Heavy-Duty Truck Fleet 12-39 UC Berkeley $450,000 ARB #12-315
Life Cycle Assessment and Co-benefits of Cool Pavements 12-42 LBNL $450,000 ARB #12-314
Evaluating the Benefits of Light Rail Transit 12-40 UC Irvine $200,000 ARB #12-313
Improving Chemical Mechanisms for Ozone and Secondary Organic Carbon 12-44 UC Davis $450,024 ARB #12-312

Identifying Urban Designs and Traffic Management Strategies for Southern California that Reduce Air Pollution Exposure

12-47 UC Los Angeles $388,001 ARB #12-308
Very Low PM Measurements for Light-Duty Vehicles (E-99) 12-43 UCR $100,000 ARB #12-320
Evaluating Technologies and Methods to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles 13-27 Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) $1,599,744 ARB #13-312
Measuring Real-World Emissions from the On-Road Passenger Car Fleet 12-38 University of Denver $75,000 ARB #12-303


Below is the list of projects that were approved by the Board for the

2011-2012 Research Plan (PDF, 1.58 MB)

Project Title Board Approval Contractor Funding Amount Contract Information
Modeling the formation and evolution of secondary organic aerosol during CalNex 2010 Resolution 12-3 University of Colorado $350,000 ARB #11-305
Atmospheric measurement and inverse modeling to improve greenhouse gas emission estimates Resolution 12-5 Lawrence Berkeley National Labs $680,000

ARB #11-306

Assessment of the emissions and energy impacts of biomass and biogas use in California Resolution 12-9 UC Irvine $167,497 ARB #11-307
Emissions of potent greenhouse gases from appliance and building waste in landfills Resolution 12-15 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo $299,826 ARB #11-308
Investigate the durability of diesel engine emissions controls Resolution 12-12 University of Denver $289,678 ARB #11-309
Reducing air pollution exposure in passenger vehicles and school buses Resolution 12-2 UC Los Angeles $150,000 ARB #11-310
Reducing in-home exposure to air pollution Resolution 12-1 Lawrence Berkeley National Labs $1,300,863 ARB #11-311
Effects of complete streets on travel behavior Resolution 12-18 UC Los Angeles $250,000 ARB #11-312
Evaluating mitigation options of nitrous oxide emissions in California cropping systems Resolution 12-8 UC Davis $400,000 ARB #11-313
Source speciation of Central Valley GHG emissions using in-situ measurments of volatile organic compounds Resoultion 12-6 UC Berkeley $360,000 ARB #11-315
Development of a new methodology to characterize truck body types along California freeways Resolution 12-7 UC Irvine $350,000 ARB #11-316
Modeling household vehicle and transportation choice and usage Resolution 12-17 UC Davis $299,900 ARB #11-322
Quantifying the comprehensive greenhouse gas co-benefits of green buildings Resolution 12-16 UC Berkeley $180,000 ARB #11-323
Benefits of high efficiency filtration to children with asthma Resolution 12-13 UC Davis $3,350,000 ARB #11-324
Quantification of the emission reduction benefits of mitigation strategies for dairy silage Resolution 12-14 UC Davis $400,000 ARB #11-325
Analyzing the economic benefits and costs of smart growth strategies Resolution 12-19 UC Berkeley $330,000 ARB #11-326


Below is the list of projects that were approved by the Board for the

2010-2011 Research Plan (PDF, 395KB)

Project Title Board Approval Contractor Funding Amount Contract Information

Season- and location-specific systemic health effects of ambient PM

Resolution 11-7

UC Davis


ARB #10-302

Risk of pediatric asthma morbidity from multipollutant exposures

Resolution 11-14

UC Irvine


ARB #10-319

Investigation of persistent immune effects of acute PM exposure during early life and development of a biomarker for lung function decline

Resolution 11-6

UC Davis


ARB #10-303

Evaluation of secondary pollutant emissions from portable air cleaners

Resolution 11-17



ARB #10-320

Characterization and mitigation of volatile organic compound emissions from dairy silage sources (project and resulting contract established in 2012 Plan)

Resolution 12-14

UC Davis


ARB #11-325

Developing, validating and implementing a process modeling system for California agriculture greenhouse gas inventories

Resolution 11-13

University of New Hampshire


ARB #10-309

Probing the intrinsic ability of particles to generate reactive oxygen species

Resolution 11-10

UC Los Angeles


ARB #10-314

Understanding primary organic aerosol volatility at atmospherically realistic concentrations of SIP analysis

Resolution 11-5

UC Davis


ARB #10-313

Development of innovative instrumentation to enable investigation of the relationship between SO2 and sulfate

Resolution 11-11

UC Riverside


ARB #10-312

Development of a high quality proportional gravimetric PM system for in-use emissions measurements at low emissions levels

Resolution 11-12

UC Riverside


ARB #10-311

Extended analysis of the CARES aerosol chemistry data to characterize the sources and processes of organic fine particulate matter

Resolution 11-8

UC San Diego


ARB #10-305

Synthesis of policy-relevant findings from the CalNex 2010 field study

Resolution 11-2



ARB #10-326

Developing databases to estimate California-specific climate forcing benefits of cool roofs

Resolution 11-18



ARB #10-321

The role of land use planning in reducing residential energy consumption and GHG emissions

Resolution 11-15

UC Berkeley


ARB #10-323

Development and evaluation of energy-efficient approaches to keeping building occupants cool using room air motion

Resolution 11-3

UC Berkeley


ARB #10-308

Using feedback from commercial buildings to support energy-conserving behavior at work and at home

Resolution 11-4

UC Berkeley


ARB #10-310

Reducing energy use through optimized communication of real-time residential energy usage information

Resolution 11-9

UC Los Angeles


ARB #10-332

Monitoring and evaluating behavioral change strategies that incorporate the resource developed by ARB

Resolution 11-16

UC Berkeley


ARB #10-325


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