Research Screening Committee Meeting
April 26, 2002

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Research Screening Committee

Notice of Public Meeting


Air Resources Board

Research Screening Committee

The Air Resources Board's (ARB) Research Screening Committee will hold a public meeting at the time and place specified below to review and consider for approval one response to a Request for Proposals, two interagency proposals, one sole source proposal, one contract augmentation, one interim report, one Request for Proposals, and eighteen final reports. All of the above items for review and approval and any other matters that will be presented at the meeting are listed on the attached agenda.

Date: April 26, 2002
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street, Room 550
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Bart E. Croes, P.E., Chief, Research Division, Air Resources Board, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, California 95812 at (916) 323-4519 or
This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Annmarie Mora at
(916) 323-1517 or telephone device for the deaf (TDD) (916) 324-9531 or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area by April 19.
This notice and the advance agenda containing brief summaries of the items are available on the ARB Internet site at /research/rsc/rsc.htm. To obtain this document in an alternative format, please contact the ARB Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at (916) 323-4916, TDD (916) 324-9531, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls outside the Sacramento area.
Michael P. Kenny
Executive Officer

State of California

Research Screening Committee Meeting

Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street
Conference Room 550
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-0753

April 26, 2002

9:30 a.m.


RFP Response


"Alternatives to Automotive Consumer Products That Use Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and / or Chlorinated Organic Compound Solvents," $200,000

Ralph Propper

Interagency Proposals


"Health Benefits of Incremental Improvements in Air Quality," University of California, Berkeley, $296,261, Proposal No. 2519-225

Tracy Hysong


Design and Construction of an Engine Testing Facility for Controlled Human Exposure Studies," University of California, San Francisco, $350,000, Proposal No. 2511-224

Deborah Drechsler

Sole Source Proposal


"Initial Exploration of Advanced Data Analysis Methods to Assist in Air Quality Management," Clarkson University, $40,440, Proposal No. 2520-255

Tony VanCuren

Contract Augmentation


"Collection of Evaporative Emissions Data from Off-Road Equipment," Automotive Testing Laboratories, $24,968.43, Contract No. 00-315

Richard Vincent

Request for Proposals


"Development of Low Cost, User Friendly Air Monitoring Devices," $1,500,000

Kevin Nesbitt

Interim Report


"The Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Ultrafine and Nanoparticle Particulate Matter Emissions from Gasoline and Diesel On-Road Motor Vehicles: Phase I - Scoping Study," University of California, Davis, $501,874, Contract No. 98-335

Alberto Ayala

Final Reports


"A Critical Review of the Particulate Matter Toxicology Literature for Senate Bill 25 Review of the Particulate Matter Standard," Kent Pinkerton, $31,500, Contract No. 00-327

Dave Mazzera


"Particulate Air Pollution and Morbidity in the California Central Valley: a High Particulate Pollution Region," Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, $264,654, Contract No. 97-303

Barbara Weller


"Health Effects of PM Components on Sensitive Animal Models," University of California, Irvine, $439,890, Contract No. 96-311

Barbara Weller


"Mechanisms of Particulate Toxicity: Effects on the Respiratory System," University of California, Davis, $895,000, Contract No. 96-310

Barbara Weller


"Update and Refinement of an Indoor Exposure Assessment Methodology," ICF Kaiser / Systems Applications International, $245,074.61, Contract No. 98-327

Susan Lum


"Processing and Validation of Data Collected by Radar Wind Profilers, Radio Acoustic Sounding Systems, and Sodars During the 1997 Southern California Ozone Study," National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Total Budget: $237,647,
Contract Nos. 99-305, 99-306, 99-307

Jim Pederson


"An Investigation of the Relationship Between Total Non-Methane Organic Carbon and the Sum of Speciated Hydrocarbons and Carbonyls Measured by Standard GC / FID: Validation and Refinement of a New Instrument, and Measurements in the South Coast Air Basin," University of California, Los Angeles, $111,576, Contract No. 98-323

Dongmin Luo


"Evaluation of NOy and Nitric Acid Measurement Methods and Collection of Ambient Data," University of California, Riverside, $128,638, Contract No. 98-341

Ash Lashgari


"Flux Measurements of Ammonia to Estimate Emission Factors for Area Sources," University of California, Riverside, $50,092, Contract No. 98-340

Ash Lashgari


"Development and Application of Improved Methods for Measurement of Ozone Formation Potentials of Volatile Organic Compounds," University of California, Riverside, $299,720, Contract No. 97-314

Dongmin Luo


"Linkages Between Measurements of Multifunctional and Polar Organics in Chamber Studies and the Ambient Environment," University of California, Davis, $107,150,
Contract No. 98-311

William Vance


"Development of Reactivity Scales via 3-D Grid Modeling of California Ozone Episodes," University of California, Berkeley, $240,524, Contract No. 98-309

Dongmin Luo


"Chlorine Emissions from Activated Sea-Salt Aerosols and their Potential Impact on Ozone," University of California, Irvine, $15,000, Contract No. 00-324.

Nehzat Motallebi


"Refinement, Calibration, and Field Studies Involving Transportable Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers (ATOFMS)," University of California, Riverside and San Diego,
$596,059, Contract 96-307

Tony VanCuren


"Heavy-Duty Truck Evaporative Emissions Testing for Emissions Inventory," Automotive Testing Laboratories, $128,691, Contract No. 98-303

Alberto Ayala


"Testing for Exhaust Emissions of Diesel Powered Off-Road Engines," West Virginia University, $272,525, Contract No. 98-317

Steve Church


"Investigation of Low Reactivity Solvents," California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, $84,315, Contract No. 98-310

Ralph Propper


"Microscale Emissions Modeling System," California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, $179,547,Contract No. 96-316

Ralph Propper

Action Update

Research Screening Committee