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Computational Research and Theory (CRT) Facility

CRT facility rendering - East view

CRT facility rendering - Southwest view

Project Description

The Computational Research and Theory (CRT) Facility will be on the forefront of high-performance supercomputing research and will be DOE’s most efficient facility of its kind.  Designed to take advantage of the cool Berkeley climate, the CRT is anticipated to set a new standard in energy efficiency for high-performance computing.

Key research areas expected to benefit from the CRT Facility would include global climate change research, fusion energy research, biological and environmental research, basic energy science, and astrophysics. 

The location of the new facility will be on the hillside of Chu road near the Blackberry Gate entrance to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Currently, the main construction activities are earthwork and foundation work. These activities include drilling, installation of tie backs and soil nails, lagging and shotcrete work. Foundation work will continue through the Summer of 2013. Project completion is scheduled for early 2015.

Additional Information

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has issued environmental documents for proposed activities.  The documents are provided below in reverse chronological order by the environmental act that they address.

Most documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.  You may download a free copy of the software from Adobe's website.

 

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA)

Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

NOTE: To facilitate faster downloading, the Final EIR has been divided into parts. 
Date Issued Document Title
04/2008 PDF iconCover Page
04/2008 PDF iconTitle Page
04/2008 PDF iconTable of Contents
04/2008 PDF icon1.0 Introduction
04/2008 PDF icon2.0 Changes to the Project Description
04/2008 PDF icon3.0 Revisions to the Draft EIR
04/2008 PDF icon4.0 Comments on the Draft EIR and Responses to the Comments
04/2008 PDF icon5.0 Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
04/2008 PDF icon6.0 Report Preparation
04/2008 PDF icon7.0 References
04/2008 PDF iconAppendix A: Westlaw Search for Cultural Landscape Cases
04/2008 PDF iconAppendix B: Parking Survey Final Report

 

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

NOTE: To facilitate faster downloading, the Draft EIR has been divided into parts.
Date Issued Document Title
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Cover
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Inside Cover
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Table of Contents
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 1.0 Introduction
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 2.0 Executive Summary
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 3.0 Project Description
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.0 Environmental Setting
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.1 Aesthetics
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.2 Air Quality
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.3 Biology
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.4 Cultural Resources
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.5 Geology
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.6 Hazards
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.7 Hydrology & Water Quality
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.8 Land Use
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.9 Noise
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.10 Population & Housing
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.11 Public Services
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.12 Traffic
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 4.13 Utilities
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 5.0 Cumulative Impacts
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 6.0 Alternatives
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 7.0 Other CEQA Considerations
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 8.0 Organizations & Persons Consulted
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 9.0 Report Preparation
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR 10.0 Acronyms
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Appendix 1.0 Notice of Preparation and Initial Study
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Appendix 4.2 Air Quality
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Appendix 4.3 Biological Resources
11/2007 PDF iconDraft EIR Appendix 4.12 Transportation & Traffic

 

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)

Notices and Press Releases

Date Issued Document Title
3/1/2011 PDF iconPress Release: Finding of No Significant Impact – Final EA
2/25/2011 PDF iconNotification Letter – Final EA
2/25/2011 PDF iconFinding of No Significant Impact – Final EA
9/14/2010 PDF iconPress Release – Draft EA
9/14/2010 PDF iconNotice of Availability – Draft EA


Final Environmental Assessment (EA)

Date Issued Document Title
2/25/11 PDF iconCover Page
2/25/11 PDF iconTOC
2/25/11 PDF icon1.0 Summary
2/25/11 PDF icon2.0 Purpose and Need
2/25/11 PDF icon3.0 Proposed Action and Alternatives
2/25/11 PDF icon4.0 Affected Environment
2/25/11 PDF icon5.0 Environmental Consequences
2/25/11 PDF icon6.0 Cumulative Effects
2/25/11 PDF icon7.0 Acronyms
2/25/11 PDF icon8.0 Agencies Consulted
2/25/11 PDF icon9.0 References
2/25/11 PDF iconAppendix 1
2/25/11 PDF iconAppendix 2
2/25/11 PDF iconAppendix 3
2/25/11 PDF iconAppendix 4
2/25/11 PDF iconAppendix 5

Final EA REFERENCES

(Additional CRT EA references are available.
Please contact Kim Abbott Kim.Abbott@bso.science.doe.gov / 510-486-7909)

Date Issued Document Title
2/25/11 PDF iconClick here for References


Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)

Date Issued Document Title
9/14/2010 PDF iconCover Page
9/14/2010 PDF iconTOC
9/14/2010 PDF icon1.0 Summary
9/14/2010 PDF icon2.0 Purpose and Need
9/14/2010 PDF icon3.0 Proposed Action and Alternatives
9/14/2010 PDF icon4.0 Affected Environment
9/14/2010 PDF icon5.0 Environmental Consequences
9/14/2010 PDF icon6.0 Cumulative Effects
9/14/2010 PDF icon7.0 Acronyms
9/14/2010 PDF icon8.0 References
9/14/2010 PDF iconAppendix 1
9/14/2010 PDF iconAppendix 2
9/14/2010 PDF iconAppendix 3


DRAFT EA REFERENCES

(Additional CRT EA references are available.
Please contact Kim Abbott Kim.Abbott@bso.science.doe.gov / 510-486-7909)

Date Issued Document Title
9/14/2010 PDF iconAir quality and GHG calculations
9/14/2010 PDF iconFehr & Peers Updated CRT Traffic Analysis
9/14/2010 PDF iconIllingworth and Rodkin Construction Noise Analysis
9/14/2010 PDF iconArchaeological Survey by Condor Country Consulting
9/14/2010 PDF iconCombined Summer Emissions Reports


Geotechnical studies referenced in the Environmental Reports

Date Issued Document Title
9/14/2010 PDF iconKleinfelder 2008 Response to WLA Peer Review Comments Fault Investigation
9/14/2010 PDF iconKleinfelder 2009 Fault Investigation
9/14/2010 PDF iconKleinfelder 2006b Fault Investigation
9/14/2010 PDF iconKleinfelder 2006a Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation
9/14/2010 PDF iconKleinfelder 2006a Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation Report Appendix