State of California
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Summary of Board Meeting
April 27, 1995
Air Resources Board
Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 "L" Street
MEMBERS PRESENT: Hons. John D. Dunlap, III, Chairman
Joseph C. Calhoun, P.E.
Lynne T. Edgerton, Esq.
M. Patricia Hilligoss
John S. Lagarias, P.E.
Jack C. Parnell
James W. Silva
|AGENDA ITEM #
Public Meeting to Consider an Information Report on Innovative Clean Air Technology
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEM:
The purpose of this newly funded program is to support technologies that not only have high potential for improving air quality in California, but also offer great promise for stimulating the State's economy through significant commercialization opportunities.
Staff stated that the Board's Innovative Clean Air Technologies program was established in fiscal year 1994-95, with about one million dollars available this fiscal year to foster the development of innovative pollution control technology. Fourteen proposals are currently being evaluated for possible funding under this program. Project areas for these proposals are: emissions control for engines, emissions control for stationary sources, electric vehicles, mobile source emission monitoring, and biological treatment for VOC control. After evaluation, ARB staff expects to present the projects recommended for funding at the June Board meeting.
A suggestion was made by the Board to forward proposals that cannot be funded by ARB to the California Trade and Commerce Agency, which has more money available for technology advancement.
The Board asked how staff would prioritize the proposals. Staff responded that they would try to ensure that the highest priority ARB needs would be met. Funding multiple projects to achieve the same objective would not be proposed.
Staff identified the three outside reviewers who are assisting ARB staff in evaluating commercialization potential.
A question was asked regarding the outcome if the ARB supports a project that ultimately provides emission reductions that are less than hoped for, and possibly less than a district control measure specifies. Staff responded that a Cal/EPA group looking into regulatory flexibility could be asked to address this issue.
ORAL TESTIMONY: None
FORMAL BOARD ACTION: None
RESPONSIBLE DIVISION: RD
STAFF REPORT: None
|95-4-2||Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Permit Fee
Regulations for Nonvehicular Sources Pursuant to the California Clean Air
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEM:
The Air Resources Board approved the adoption of new section 90800.6 and amendments to section 90803, Title 17, California Code of Regulations, which will require local air pollution control and air quality management districts to collect permit fees from major nonvehicular sources of nonattainment pollutants and their precursors to fund part of the Board's California Clean Air Act program for nonvehicular sources for the fiscal year 1995-96.
Ted Holcomb Pacific Gas and Electric Company
FORMAL BOARD ACTION:
Approved Resolution 95-19 by a 9-0 vote.
RESPONSIBLE DIVISION: TSD
STAFF REPORT: Yes (46 pages)