Geotechnical Investigations for the California High-Speed Train Program, Fresno to Bakersfield Section


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Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
Geotechnical Investigations for the California High-Speed Train Program, Fresno to Bakersfield Section
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project consists of geotechnical investigations for the purpose of gathering data to support preliminary engineering for the California High-Speed Train (HST) Project Fresno to Bakersfield Section. To achieve this, I exploratory soil borings and 10 cone penetrometer test (CPT) soundings will be conducted within public rights-of-way along the proposed Fresno to Bakersfield HST alignment corridor. The borings and CPT soundings will be completed using rigs positioned on or adjacent to paved areas; areas of native vegetation will not be affected. The data collected during this geotechnical investigation project will be presented and analyzed in a technical report. The California High-Speed Rail Authority will use the date to support procurement.

Contact Information
Mark McLoughlin
California High Speed Rail Authority
770 L Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 403-6934



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Geotechnical data collection that will not result in a significant effect on the environment because the soil borings and CPT soundings will be performed on paved and/or a disturbed land surface, will be very temporary in duration, will result in only minor alterations in the condition of land, and because the land will be restored to its original surface condition.

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