Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Geotechnical Survey


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Geotechnical Survey
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
SMART is currently evaluating options for rehabilitation and replacement of existing rail bridges over Gallinas Creek, Petaluma River, and Russian River as part of a plan to provide passenger rail service between Cloverdale and Larkspur. The project consists of geotechnical surveys (vertical borings) to support engineering and design of bridge structures. The borings will be completed using either a drill rig mounted on the existing railroad tracks or a floating barge. A total of 15 bores will be completed: Seven at Gallinas Creek and Russian River and one at Petaluma River. SAA 1600-2010-0381-2.

Contact Information
Adam McKannay
Department of Fish and Game, Region 7
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940

707 944-5534


Sonoma Marin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection and research, such as geotechnical exploration.
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