San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission Equipment Maintenance Facility for the ACE Rail Service


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Joaquin County
Document Title
San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission Equipment Maintenance Facility for the ACE Rail Service
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is required to relocate from a temporary rail maintenance facility owned by UPRR, and construct a permanent maintenance facility for the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) rail service. The proposed new site is owned by UPRR and is contiguous to the land occupied by the temporary facility. These new facilities will be located in the existing rail yard, within the Railroad right of way and in an area zoned for industrial uses. The Maintenance Facility will enable SJRRC to: (a) perform routine service for the trains (inspection, fueling, sand, water, waste disposal, interior and exterior cleaning), (b) perform progressive maintenance on the trains (regulatory, scheduled inspections and preventative maintenance servicing), (c) perform running repairs (light repairs from inspection reports, (d) perform shop repairs (light & heavy shop repairs outside normal PM cycle), and (e) reduce travel of ACE diesel locomotives and cars through the Union Pacific Yard and main line, thus reducing emissions and travel for the locomotives and cars.

Contact Information

J. Garzoli
Agency Name
San Joaquin County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15300, 15061, 15275
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed maintenance facility involves a minor relocation of existing maintenance activities to meet the expected ACE service levels. The project will not create any new operations, and by increasing the efficiencies of maintenance related activities, will contribute to noise and emissions reductions. In addition, the proposed site is immediately adjacent to the existing temporary facility, both of which are zoned for heavy industrial uses.

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