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

Summary

SCH Number
2013088105
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
Received

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, 13 exploratory soil borings and 34 cone pentrometer 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 collection during this geotechnical investigation project will be presented and analyzed in a technical report. The California High-Speed Rail Authority will use the data to support procurement.

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

916 403-6934

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306 - Class 4 & 6
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of 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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