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    Title:

    Parking at Berkeley Lab

    Publication date:

    5/20/2016

    Effective date:

    7/11/2014

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab provides limited on-site vehicle parking for certain employees and affiliates. The Site Access Office issues valid Laboratory parking permits to eligible persons. Maps indicating parking areas are available at the entry gates, or at 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

    Contact Information

    Security Manager

    Title:

    Parking at Berkeley Lab

    Publication date:

    5/20/2016

    Effective date:

    7/11/2014

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

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

    B. Persons Affected

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

    C. Exceptions

    Protective Services may make exceptions for extenuating circumstances that require a deviation from the policy. Submission of a formal request and justification are required.

    D. Policy Statement

    D.1 General

    Limited on-site vehicle parking is provided for certain employees and visitors. The Site Access 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 www.lbl.gov. Eligible persons are limited to one valid permit. Exceptions are made for motorcycle and bicycle permits, which may be issued in addition to an automobile permit. Protective Services may make exceptions to the policy for extenuating circumstances that require a deviation from the policy. Requests shall be submitted in writing and include a justification.

    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; pregnant employees, affiliates, contract employees, and visitors as authorized by Human Resources

    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

    Contractor

    Contractor permits are typically issued to construction subcontractors for a specified period of time not to exceed 6 months.

    All General parking spaces with the exception of Reserved parking spaces. Contractor 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.

    Protective Services and Facilities may limit the number of Contractor permits issued for a given construction project.

    Protective Services and Facilities may limit construction subcontractor parking to specific designated areas for a given construction project.

    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 pass (to be displayed on the dashboard) issued to short-term visitors by Protective Services.
    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 your contact information.
      4. Stack Parking cards are available on request from the Site Access Office.

    D.4 Parking Policy Enforcement

    1. Protective Services enforces the Berkeley Lab Parking Policy by patrolling parking lots throughout the main Laboratory site, and issuing Parking Violation Notice forms to vehicles that are parked in violation of the Parking Policy.
    2. Protective Services leaves one copy of the Parking Violation Notice on the vehicle and retains a copy for its records.
    3. The University of California Police Department (UCPD) conducts traffic and parking enforcement patrols throughout the Laboratory. UCPD patrols may issue parking citations for vehicles and drivers observed to be violating the California Vehicle Code.
    4. Protective Services 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, Protective Services will submit the parking permit holder's Parking Violation Notice file to the Berkeley Lab Transportation Demand Management Committee (See table below).
      1. Contractor permit holders receive a Parking Violation Notice warning for the first violation of any of the aforementioned offenses. Parking Violation Notices issued to contractor vehicles will be reported to the appropriate Construction Manager. Second offenses are subject to permanent revocation of contractor parking privileges.
    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 a written appeal through Protective Services.
       

    Berkeley Lab Parking Policy Violations

     

    Offense

    Points

    Parking in an unauthorized space, such as a loading zone, an unmarked area, or an area not allowed by permit type (for example, a 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 Site Access 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.
    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 Site Access 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.

    Protective Services

    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. Protective Services 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 Berkeley Lab. UCPD police officers 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 60

    Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

    Program

    07.03.004.001

    PUB-3000, Chapter 60 Work Process D

    Vehicle Accidents and Violations

    Program

    I. Related Policies

    Document Number

    Title

    Type

    09.05.005.000

    Vehicles, Use of Laboratory or Government

    Policy

    08.02.001.000

    Site Access

    Policy

    J. Contact Information

    Security Manager

    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

    7/11/2014

    1.1

    A. Benitez

    Clarification of policy; periodic review

    Section D.2 (Temporary Blue Triangle)

    Minor

    5/20/2016

    1.2

    M. Flynn

    Clarification of terminology and more specificity on subcontractor parking

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Parking at Berkeley Lab

    Document number

    09.05.001.000

    Revision number

    1.2

    Publication date:

    5/20/2016

    Effective date:

    7/11/2014

    Next review date:

    7/11/2017

    Policy Area:

    Vehicles at LBNL

    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 60

     

     

    Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

     

     

    Program

    07.03.004.001

    PUB-3000, Chapter 60 Work Process D

     

     

    Vehicle Accidents and Violations

     

     

    Program

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