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Title:

Parking at Berkeley Lab

Publication date:

1/2/2012

Effective date:

1/2/2012

BRIEF

Policy Summary

The Parking Policy at Berkeley Lab provides limited on-site vehicle parking for certain employees and affiliates. The Badge Office issues valid Laboratory parking permits to eligible persons. Maps indicating parking areas are available at the entry gates, or at http://www.lbl.gov.

Who Should Read This Policy

Laboratory employees, affiliates, and contractors

To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

The POLICY tab on this wiki page

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Contact Information

Security and Emergency Operations Manager
EH&S Division

Title:

Parking at Berkeley Lab

Publication date:

1/2/2012

Effective date:

1/2/2012

POLICY

A. Purpose

The Parking Policy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) provides limited on-site vehicle parking for certain employees and affiliates. The Badge Office issues valid Laboratory parking permits to eligible persons . Maps indicating parking areas are available at the entry gates, or at http://www.lbl.gov.

B. Persons Affected

This policy applies to all Laboratory employees, affiliates, and contractors

C. Exceptions

The Site Access Manager may make exceptions to the policy for extenuating circumstances that require a deviation from the policy.

D. Policy Statement

D.1 General

Limited on-site vehicle parking is provided for certain employees and visitors. The Badge Office issues valid Laboratory parking permits. Some parking spaces are open to unreserved parking, while others are reserved. Maps indicating parking areas are available at the entry gates, or at http://www.lbl.gov. Only one parking permit is issued to an eligible person who requests one. Exceptions are made for motorcycle and bicycle permits, which may be issued in addition to an automobile permit. The Site Access Manager may make exceptions to the policy for extenuating circumstances that require a deviation from the policy. Requests shall be submitted in writing to the Site Access Manager.

D.2 Parking Permits and Eligibility

Type of Permit

Eligibility

Authorized Parking Spaces

Orange Circle

Berkeley Lab division directors or personnel designated by the Associate Laboratory Director for Operations

All parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces

Blue Triangle

Berkeley Lab senior scientists and senior staff members. Eligibility is based on an annual salary threshold.

All General and Blue Triangle parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces

Temporary Blue Triangle

Some Berkeley Lab affiliates, based on job classifications

All General and Blue Triangle parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces

General

Berkeley Lab Career employees, Term employees, Rehired Retirees, and Limited Term employees

All General parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces. General parking permit holders are authorized to park in Blue Triangle parking spaces during off-hours (3 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday), weekends, and holidays.

Temporary General

Some Berkeley Lab affiliates, based on job classifications

All General parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces. General parking permit holders are authorized to park in Blue Triangle parking spaces during off-hours (3 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday), weekends, and holidays.

Off-Hours

Berkeley Lab graduate students, student employees, and interns

All General parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces. Off-hours parking permit holders are only authorized to park on site between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends and holidays.

Medical Blue Triangle

Berkeley Lab employees or affiliates who are authorized by Health Services

All General and Blue Triangle parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces

Car Pool

Berkeley Lab employees and affiliates who are registered in the Berkeley Lab Car Pool Program

All General and Blue Triangle parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces

Vendor

Authorized vendors who frequently conduct business throughout Berkeley Lab

All General and Blue Triangle parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces and Government Vehicle parking spaces

Motorcycle

Berkeley Lab employees

All motorcycle parking spaces

D.3 Additional Parking Considerations

  1. Visitor Parking Permit: A paper dashboard pass issued to short-term visitors by the Security Access Gates or the Site Access Office
  2. Official Vehicles: Vehicles with license plates issued by the federal government or the state of California are authorized to park in Government Vehicle parking spaces.
  3. Stack Parking: Stack Parking spaces are reserved for vehicles that display a Stack Parking Card. Movement of a vehicle in Stack Parking may be necessary to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, and to allow for the exit of other vehicles parked in Stack Parking.
  4. Berkeley Lab employees and affiliates who choose to park in Stack Parking spaces must observe the following regulations:
    1. Park as close as possible to the vehicle, stop line, or barrier in front and/or behind of your vehicle. (Maintain a less-than-30-inch gap between vehicles.)
    2. Display your standard Berkeley Lab parking permit.
    3. Display a Stack Parking Card. or contact information
    4. Stack Parking Cards are available on request from the Badge Office.

D.4 Parking Policy Enforcement

  1. Berkeley Lab Security patrols parking lots throughout the Laboratory to carry out parking policy enforcement. Parking policies are enforced through the use of Parking Violation Notice forms issued by Berkeley Lab Security to vehicles that are parked in violation of parking policies.
  2. One copy of the Parking Violation Notice will be left by Security on the vehicle, and another copy will be provided to the Berkeley Lab Site Access Manager for review.
  3. The University of California Police Department (UCPD) conducts traffic and parking enforcement patrols throughout Berkeley Lab. UCPD patrols may issue parking citations for vehicles and drivers observed to be violating the California Vehicle Code.
  4. The Site Access Manager will review each Parking Violation Notice for accuracy and assess the appropriate parking point penalty to the owner of the vehicle found to be in violation of parking policy.
  5. Berkeley Lab parking permit holders who accumulate six points in any consecutive 90-day period or 10 points in a year are subject to having their parking privileges suspended for up to 30 working days. When a parking permit holder approaches the 90-day or annual parking point threshold, the Site Access Manager will submit the parking permit holder's Parking Violation Notice file to the Berkeley Lab Transportation Demand Management Committee.
  6. The Transportation Demand Management Committee will review all applicable Parking Violation Notices and make a recommendation on the status of the parking permit holder's parking privileges.
  7. Parking permit holders who believe they were issued a Parking Violation Notice in error may submit an appeal through the Site Access Manager for review.

    Berkeley Lab Parking Policy Violations

     

    Offense

    Points

    Parking in an unauthorized space such as a loading zone, an unmarked area, in an area not allowed by permit type (for example, General parking permit in an Orange Circle parking space)

    2

    Failure to display permit

    2

    Failure to display Stack Parking contact information while parked in a Stack Parking space

    2

    Failure to adhere to posted instructions

    2

    Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone

    3

    Parking in a red zone

    3

    Parking in a manner that creates an imminent safety hazard (for example, blocking a traffic lane)

    3

D.5 Parking Regulations

  1. Forgotten Permit. Persons who forget their hanging permit may request a temporary one-day parking permit at the entry gate. The issuance of a temporary parking permit will be reported to Site Access. Abuses of the temporary permit provisions are subject to the penalties noted below.
  2. Replacement of Lost or Stolen Parking Permits. To replace a lost or stolen parking permit, contact the Badge Office.
  3. Penalties for Abuse of Parking Privileges. To ensure that the parking policy is enforced equitably throughout Berkeley Lab on-site parking areas, the Laboratory has instituted a point system for parking violations by which various parking offenses are assigned penalty points within a period of time. After six points are accumulated within a three-month period, parking privileges are suspended for 30 days. Ten points accumulated in a year will also result in a 30 day suspension. If a continual pattern of abuse is detected, further administrative action may be taken (see the Parking Enforcement System page for more information).
  4. Return of Parking Permit on Termination of Employment. Parking permits are the property of the Laboratory and must be returned to the employee's division office or the Badge Office no later than the last day of employment. If the permit holder leaves after hours, parking permits can also be turned in to the security officer at the entry gates.

E. Roles and Responsibilities

Managers, supervisors, and employees have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy.

Role

Responsibility

Transportation Demand Management Committee

Reviews all applicable Parking Violation Notices and makes a recommendation on the status of the Berkeley Lab parking permit holder's parking privileges

Security Program Manager

Permission to operate a vehicle or bicycle on Laboratory property is subject to the control of the Laboratory Security Program Manager and may be revoked at any time.

Site Access Manager

Reviews each Parking Violation Notice for accuracy and assesses the appropriate parking point penalty to the owner of the vehicle found to be in violation of Berkeley Lab Parking Policy. The Site Access Manager may make exceptions to the policy for extenuating circumstances that require a deviation from the policy.

Badge Office

Issues valid Laboratory parking permits

Security Guards

Conduct patrols of parking lots throughout the Laboratory to carry out Parking Policy enforcement activities

University of California Police Department

Conducts traffic and parking enforcement patrols throughout Berkley Lab . UCPD Patrols may issue parking citations for vehicles and drivers observed to be violating the California Vehicle Code.

F. Definitions/Acronyms

Term

Definition

UCPD

University of California Police Department

CVC

California Vehicle Code

G. Recordkeeping Requirements

None

H. Implementing Documents

Document Number

Other Reference

Title

Type

07.07.028.001

PUB-3000, Chapter 5, Section 5.8

Traffic and Transportation

Program

07.03.004.001

PUB-3000, Chapter 5, Section 5.1.1.5

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Program

I. Related Policies

Document Number

Other Reference

Title

Type

09.05.005.000

RPM Section 1.05

Vehicles, Use of Laboratory

Policy

08.02.001.000

RPM Section 1.06

Site Access

Policy

J. Contact Information

Security and Emergency Operations Manager
EH&S Division

K. Revision History

Date

Revision

By whom

Revision Description

Section(s) affected

Change Type

1/2/2012

1

D. Lunsford

Re-write for wiki

All

Minor

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

Title:

Parking at Berkeley Lab

Document number

09.05.001.000

Revision number

1

Publication date:

1/2/2012

Effective date:

7/22/2011

Next review date:

7/22/2014

Policy Area:

Vehicles at Berkeley Lab

RPM Section (home)

Facilities Management

RPM Section (cross-reference)

1.05, 1.06

Functional Division

EHS

Prior reference information (optional)

PUB-3000 Sections 5.8 and 5.1.1.5

Source Requirements Documents

  • California Vehicle Code (CVC)
  • University of California Berkeley Traffic and Parking Code

Other Driving Requirements

  • Vehicles, Use of Laboratory, 09.05.005.000
  • Site Access Policy, 08.02.001.000

Implementing Documents

Document Number

Other Reference

Title

Type

07.07.028.001

PUB-3000, Chapter 5, Section 5.8

Traffic and Transportation

Program

07.03.004.001

PUB-3000, Chapter 5, Section 5.1.1.5

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Program

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