California High-Speed Rail Project: San Jose to Merced Project Section

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
California High-Speed Rail Project: San Jose to Merced Project Section
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Project Applicant
California High Speed Rail Authority
Present Land Use
Mix of urbanized uses (residential/commercial/industrial), transportation uses, and rural uses (agriculture, open space)

Document Description
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) certified a Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) (Tier 1) in November 2005 as the first phase of a tiered environmental review process for the proposed California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System planned to provide a reliable, high-speed, electric-powered rail system that links the major metropolitan areas of the state and that delivers predictable and consistent travel times. A further objective is to provide an interface with commercial airports, mass transit, and the highway network and to relieve capacity constraints of the existing transportation system as increases in intercity travel demand in California occur, in a manner sensitive to and protective of California's unique natural resources. A second program-level (Tier 1) EIR/EIS was completed in 2008 focusing on the connection between the Bay Area and Central Valley; the Authority revised this document under CEQA and completed it in 2012. Based on the Program EIR/EISs, the Authority selected preferred corridors and station locations to advance for further study.

Contact Information
Mark A. McLoughlin
California High-Speed Rail Authority
770 L Street, Suite 620 MS-1
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 403-6934


Glory Los Banos Morgan Hill San Jose Santa Clara
Merced San Benito Santa Clara
Cross Streets
See Attachments
Total Acres
~145 Miles
Caltrain, UPRR
Other Location Info
State Highway: 33, 85, 87, 89, 1s2. 16s, US 101 , I-5. 1-280, 1-880 Airports: SJC, South County Airport, Frazier Lake, Los Banos

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Rail (high-speed train))
Local Action
Public Works
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other EMF/EMI, Vibration, Safety & Security
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Department of Corrections Department of General Services Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Department of Toxic Substances Control California Highway Patrol California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Public Utilities Commission


Environmental Document
_Memo   PDF 1200 K CA High Speed Rail, NOC Attachment for SJ to Merced DEIR   PDF 1106 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-00_Cover_Volume_I   PDF 495 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-01_Title_Page_Volume_I   PDF 94 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-02_Signature_Page_Volume_I   PDF 397 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-03_Table_of_Contents_Volume_1   PDF 485 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-04_Fact_Sheet   PDF 361 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-05_Preface   PDF 178 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-06_Summary   PDF 4789 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-07_CH_1_Purpose_Need_Objectives   PDF 2085 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-08_CH_2_Alternatives   PDF 26969 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-09_CH_3   PDF 937 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-10_CH_3   PDF 28043 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-11_CH_3   PDF 3663 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-12_CH_3   PDF 17444 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-13_CH_3   PDF 1821 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-14_CH_3   PDF 4933 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-15_CH_3   PDF 3946 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-16_CH_3   PDF 41006 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-17_CH_3   PDF 36068 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-18_CH_3   PDF 3082 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-19_CH_3   PDF 5274 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-20_CH_3   PDF 3923 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-21_CH_3   PDF 7233 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-22_CH_3   PDF 4177 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-23_CH_3   PDF 17095 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-24_CH_3   PDF 37382 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-25_CH_3   PDF 3535 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-26_CH_3   PDF 966 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-27_CH_3   PDF 1412 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-28_CH_3   PDF 968 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-29_CH_4_Section_4f-6f   PDF 27032 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-30_CH_5_Environmental_Justice   PDF 9454 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-31_CH_6_Project_Costs_and_Operations   PDF 918 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-32_CH_7_Other_NEPA_CEQA_Considerations   PDF 600 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-33_CH_8_Preferred_Alternative   PDF 998 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-34_CH_9_Public_Agency_Involvement   PDF 819 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-35_CH_10_Distribution_List   PDF 667 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-36_CH_11_List_Preparers   PDF 680 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-37_CH_12_References   PDF 2034 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-38_CH_13_Glossary   PDF 769 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-39_CH_14_Index   PDF 778 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V1-40_CH_15_Acronyms_and_Abbreviations   PDF 626 K 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Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report   PDF 4148 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_A   PDF 1965 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_B   PDF 1726 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_C   PDF 604 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_D_Part_1   PDF 28473 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_D_Part_2   PDF 28045 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_E   PDF 156 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_F   PDF 3241 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_G   PDF 6479 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_H_1   PDF 6061 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_H_2   PDF 35564 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V2-14_APP_2-L_Constructability_Assessment_Report_App_H_3   PDF 8964 K 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Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-00_Cover_Volume_III   PDF 5350 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-01_Title_Page_Volume_III   PDF 102 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-02_General_Information_Volume_III   PDF 31511 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-03_PEPD_Alternative_1_Book_1_A_Composite_Plan_Profile_and_Cross_Sections   PDF 34599 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-04_PEPD_Alternative_1_Book_1_B_Composite_Plan_Profile_and_Cross_Sections_Stations_Structures   PDF 35634 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-05_PEPD_Alternative_1_Book_1_C_Roadway_Maintenance_of_Way_Tunnels   PDF 34015 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-06_PEPD_Alternative_1_Book_1_D_Construction_Staging_Alignment_Data_Tables   PDF 30673 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-07_PEPD_Alternative_2_Book_2_A_Composite_Plan_Profile_and_Cross_Sections   PDF 22963 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-08_PEPD_Alternative_2_Book_2_B_Composite_Plan_Profile_and_Cross_Sections_Stations_Structures   PDF 29605 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-09_PEPD_Alternative_2_Book_2_C_Roadway   PDF 24674 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-10_PEPD_Alternative_2_Book_2_D_Roadway_Maintenance_of_Way_Tunnels   PDF 24421 K 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Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-21_PEPD_Alternative_4_Book_4_D_Structures_Roadway_Maintenance_of_Way   PDF 18670 K Draft_EIRS_JM_V3-22_PEPD_Alternative_4_Book_4_E_Tunnels_Construction_Staging_Alignment_Data_Tables   PDF 33346 K NOA   PDF 2169 K
NOC   PDF 1334 K
State Comments
2009022083_CDFW Comment   PDF 507 K 2009022083_CHP Comment   PDF 283 K 2009022083_Conservation Comment   PDF 1798 K 2009022083_DTSC Comment   PDF 175 K 2009022083_PUC Comment   PDF 232 K

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