Currently, power remains out at Berkeley Lab’s main hill site and fire danger is high. The site is in a safe and stable condition. We are now shifting to minimum staffing in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and further restricting access to the main hill site.
As of 2:45 p.m. today, Sunday, October 27, and until further notice, the site is restricted to all personnel except the following: individuals approved to be in the EOC, Plant Maintenance Technicians, Protective Force personnel, and a select list of others required to maintain safe operations. What has changed is as follows: until power is restored, security personnel will not grant access to individuals on the emergency-essential personnel list that had been in use since the Lab closure. If you need special access to the site, request access from the representative listed below for your area prior to coming to the site.
Operations staff: Call the EOC at 510-495-2947
Biosciences Area: Nikki Humphreys, 510-289-7435
Computing Sciences Area: Helen Cademartori, 510-207-3144
Energy & Environmental Sciences Area: Pater Lau, 510-409-4898
Energy Sciences Area: Mike Wisherop, 510-289-1553
Energy Technologies Area: Jerri Carmo, 510-486-7655
Physical Sciences: Asmita Patel, 510-207-9451
When PG&E restores power to this location, operations staff will work as quickly as possible, on rotating 24-hour shifts, to execute the Lab’s power restoration plans in a safe and orderly manner. We will keep you updated throughout this process.
As previously announced, Berkeley Lab’s main hill site will remain closed on Monday, October 28; please discuss remote work options with your supervisor. JGI expects to be open Monday morning; JGI personnel should look for communications from JGI management for details. Personnel working at all Berkeley Lab locations other than the main hill site should report to work as usual on Monday. For work locations on the UC Berkeley campus, refer to instructions from https://news.berkeley.edu.
You can stay informed by checking for updates on status.lbl.gov, at 1-800-445-5830, and on a new Twitter account for Lab staff, users, and others: @LBNLstatus. Please also review these updated Frequently Asked Questions.
Deputy Director, Operations and
Chief Operating Officer