Release 99-47      

December 15, 1999


Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990

Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
ARB Appoints New Members to Its Research Screening Committee

-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) on December 10 appointed four new members to its Research Screening Committee. The Board's legislatively mandated Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution problems.

Chairman, Dr. Alan C. Lloyd, said, "I am pleased to welcome the four new members to the Research Screening Committee. Their expertise is a compliment to the committee and I look forward to working with them on future research projects."

The following are the newly appointed members: 

The committee meets approximately six times a year to review proposed and completed research projects that are contracted through the Research Division. The committee is made up of nine members that serve at the pleasure of the Board. This is the first time that the Board had appointed an Ex Officio member, a person that serves as an advisor but cannot vote.

Click here for a current list of all Research Screening Committee members.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.