Merced Commuter Rail Track Expansion, Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 2010-0037-R4

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009081054
Lead Agency
Caltrans, Planning (California Department of Transportation, Headquarters)
Document Title
Merced Commuter Rail Track Expansion, Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 2010-0037-R4
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The applicant proposes to upgrade the capacity on a portion of the BNSF Railway Company's existing right-of-way by installing a section of second main track. The Project consists of upgrading ~16.43 miles of railway corridor from Milepost 1039.93 to Milepost 1056.36 located with the communities of Le Grand, Planada, Tuttle, and Kadota and the City of Merced. A portion of the Project consists of 4 new bridges or bridge expansions, including new bridge pilings, installed on Mariposa Creek at MP 1042.25; Owens Creek at MP 1045.9; on an un-named channel at MP 1045.7; and at another un-named channel at MP 1042.2.

Contact Information
Amy Krisch
California Department of Fish and Game
Central Region 1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

559-243-4017

Location

Coordinates
37°17'51"N 120°28'35"W
Cities
Merced
Counties
Merced
Total Acres
~25
State Highways
140
Railways
BNSF
Waterways
Deadman Creek, Owens Creek, Bear Creek
Township
Sev
Range
Sev
Section
Sev
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DFG
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
CA Dept Transportation Division of Rail 1120 N St, Rm 3400, MS 74 Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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