California Energy Commission
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California 95814
Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- CONSENT CALENDAR. (Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)
- The Regents of the University of California: Possible approval of Amendment 4 to agreement 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) for no-cost time extensions to complete eight critical projects that require additional time. Contact: Mike Gravely.
- UC-MRA-026. Air Quality Research Project. Possible approval of Amendment 3 for a six-month no-cost time extension to complete the field program.
- UC-MRA-045. West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, Phase II. Possible approval of Amendment 3 for an eight-month no-cost time extension to update reports and complete the final deliverables due to delays.
- UC-MRA-70. Fault Analysis in Underground Cables. Possible Approval of Amendment 3 for a six-month no-cost time extension to complete field testing and documentation.
- UC-MRA-084. PIER State Partnership for Energy Efficiency Demonstrations. Possible approval of Amendment 2 for an 8-month no-cost time extension to allow time to benchmark, install and monitor the energy savings from the demonstration projects and enhance the quality of the results.
- UC-MRA-088. Strategic Analysis of Energy Storage Technology. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a six-month no-cost time extension needed to complete the project due to delays.
- UC-MRA-089. Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas and Energy Analyses of Production of Algae Biofuels. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a six-month no-cost time extension which is needed to complete the project due to delays.
- UC-MRA-090. Under-measured and Overlooked Fuel-Saving Opportunities in California's Light Duty Vehicles. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a six-month no-cost time-extension which is needed to complete the project due to delays.
- UC-MRA-001. Administration. Possible approval of Amendment 4 for an eight-month no-cost time extension to complete the administration portion of the Master Research Agreement 500-02-004.
- WESTERN INTERSTATE ENERGY BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 150-10-005 for $36,000 with Western Interstate Energy Board for two years' dues. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Clare Laufenberg.
- CITY OF TURLOCK. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Loan Agreement 001-10-ECC with the City of Turlock for a one-year, no-cost time extension to August 31, 2012. This term extension will allow the City to complete the upgrade of streetlights from sodium vapor and mercury vapor to induction lighting. Contact: Anne Fisher.
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-09-003 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a 12-month no-cost time extension to complete EnergyIQ tool enhancements and service extension upgrades. Contact: Kiel Pratt.
- SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-09-023 with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to reallocate funds among task budgets to achieve the adjusted single-family and multi-family unit goals, and to add Task 3 for rebate and marketing enhancement activities to enable SMUD to effectively implement the Home Performance Program. The amendment will not increase the total amount of the contract or extend the contract period. Contact: Helen Lam.
- Item moved to June 15 meeting
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-09-024 with the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department to reallocate funds among various tasks and add two job classifications to allow the county to implement their program more effectively. The amendment will not increase the total amount of the contract or extend the contract period. Contact: Samuel Lerman.
- CITY OF WILDOMAR. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG 09-114 to modify the budget and scope of work, change the type of parking lot lighting from 150 watt induction lighting to 150 watt LED lighting, add pedestrian LED signals, and reduce the number of traffic signal light replacements. The total grant amount of $134,140 is unchanged. Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh.
- CITY OF CALIMESA. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG 09 048 with the City of Calimesa to change the scope of work, add an additional five ton HVAC unit to the City Hall Annex building, reallocate funds from direct labor, fringe and contract labor to non-labor contract expense and extend the term of the grant from July 15, 2011, to May 31, 2012. There is no change to the total grant budget of $35,958. Contact: Akasha Kaur Khalsa.
- C & G TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC. Possible approval of an augmentation of $15,000 to Contract 09-409-016 with C & G Technology Services, Inc. to complete two final tasks for the development and implementation of an Internet-based version of the California Utility Allowance Calculator. Contact: Adrian Ownby.
- CITY OF PACIFICA. Possible approval of the City of Pacifica's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- ARATA EQUIPMENT COMPANY (American La France). $1,280,000 for the buy-down of 40 natural gas vehicles of 26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight and greater.
- A-Z BUS SALES, INC. (Blue Bird Corporation). $500,000 for the buy-down of 25 propane school buses of 14,001 pounds gross vehicle weight and greater.
- A-Z BUS SALES, INC. (Collins Bus Corporation). $500,000 for the buy-down of 25 propane school buses of 14,001 pounds gross vehicle weight and greater.
- CREATIVE BUS SALES (El Dorado National). $15,000 for the buy-down of 5 natural gas vehicles of up to 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight and $560,000 for the buy-down of 28 natural gas vehicle of 14,001 to 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight for a total reservation amount of $575,000.
- CREATIVE BUS SALES (Goshen Coach, Inc.). $15,000 for the buy-down of 5 natural gas vehicles of up to 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight and $560,000 for the buy-down of 28 natural gas vehicle of 14,001 to 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight for a total reservation amount of $575,000.
- CREATIVE BUS SALES (Rockport Commercial Vehicles). $15,000 for the buy-down of 5 natural gas vehicles of up to 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight and $560,000 for the buy-down of 28 natural gas vehicle of 14,001 to 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight for a total reservation amount of $575,000.
- Possible approval of the March 30, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Possible approval of the April 20, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Possible approval of the May 4, 2011 Business Meeting Minutes.
- Possible approval of the May 18, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
- California Communities Against Toxics et al v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles County Superior Court, BS124624);
- In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository),(Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW);
- Public Utilities Commission of California (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. EL10-64-000); and Southern California Edison Company, et al. (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. EL10-66-000).
- Western Riverside Council of Governments v. Department of General Services (Riverside County Superior Court RIC10005849); California Energy Commission v. Superior Court (WRCOG) (California Court of Appeal E052018);
- BNSF Railway Company v. US Department of Interior, California Energy Commission (U.S. District Court Central District of California-Riverside, CV 10-10057 SVW (PJWx));
- Richard Latteri v. Energy Resources, Conservation and Development Commission, et al. (Sacramento County Superior Court, 34-2011-99985).
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