California High-Speed Rail Project, Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various urban (industrial, commercial, and residential).
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), as the Lead Agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process for a proposed California HSR System, is issuing this Revised NOP for the Project Level EIR/EIS for the section of the HSR system from the City of Los Angeles (Union Station) to Anaheim (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center [ARTIC]) to initiate additional scoping to solicit input on additional facilities in Colton and Lenwood. The Authority conducted scoping for the project in 2007, but the project at that time did not include facilities in Colton and Lenwood. Those facilities have now been identified as necessary project components, so additional scoping to obtain public and other stakeholder feedback and information to inform the environmental review process is appropriate. The 2007 scoping and environmental development process since then remains valid; information learned in and since 2007 will be used, supplemented by information learned through this additional scoping, in development of the Draft EIR/EIS. Most of the information contained in this Revised NOP is the same as was contained in the 2007 NOP, but is repeated here for ease of review.
This Los Angeles to Anaheim corridor runs through a narrow and constrained urban environment, with other existing rail operators in the area, including trains operated by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Metrolink (governed by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority), the Union Pacific Railroad, and BNSF Railway. Projected future cumulative passenger (commuter diesel and electric HSR) and freight train volumes require additional facilities be added outside the corridor to maintain existing and anticipated freight and passenger train operations, including on-time service levels, during project construction and operation. The proposed BNSF Colton Intermodal Facility Component (Colton Component) and BNSF Lenwood Staging Track Component (Lenwood Component) have been identified as necessary Los Angeles to Anaheim project components outside the corridor that are required to maintain freight and passenger train performance at existing levels during project construction and accommodate currently projected freight and passenger growth during project operation within the corridor.
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California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Transportation (High-Speed Rail)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, EMI/EMF, EJ
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