Helios Energy Research Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Document Title
Helios Energy Research Facility
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Research and Academic
Document Description
The University of California proposes to construct the Helios Energy Research Facility Project that would be located in the southeastern Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) site in Berkeley and Oakland, Alameda County, California. The proposed project includes an approximately 144,000 gross square foot building, an access road, a parking lot, and improvements to utilities to serve the project. The proposed building will house research programs focused on alternative and renewable energy sources. This project was initially proposed in the summer of 2007. A certified EIR was rescinded in November 2008 and a new project proposed, along with a new EIR, to allow for an improved project.

Contact Information

Jeff Philliber
Agency Name
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Centennial Drive
Total Acres
~ 7
State Highways
13, 24
UC Berkeley
Chicken Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Research 144,000 gsf)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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