Environmental Assessment for Construction of New Facilities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to upgrade facilities and infrastructure at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Morgantown, WV, through acquisition of a 5-acre parcel of land adjoining the existing NETL property and construction of a new office building, parking garage, and replacement child-care facility. About seven existing office-trailer buildings, including trailers used for child-care, would be removed, and the occupants of all removed trailers would be relocated into either the existing or the new facilities. The new office building would be constructed on a portion of the existing 132-acre NETL property that currently provides a primary parking area for NETL employees, and the new child-care facility would be constructed on the property proposed for acquisition. Both new buildings would border Collins Ferry Road. A new 3-level parking garage would be constructed in the rear of the new office building, and a new access route from Collins Ferry Road into the NETL facilities would be provided between the new office building and the child-care facility. Stormwater runoff would be directed into a retention pond that would be constructed on the property proposed for acquisition. A visitor parking area would be constructed on the site of the existing child-care facility. Additionally, the NETL management is considering the relocation of the credit union to the area of the proposed land acquisition.