Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Title
Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Urban (industrial, commercial, and residential).
Document Description
A Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) (Tier 1) was certified 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. The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has prepared a Final EIR/EIS that further examines the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section at the project level (Tier 2), within Los Angeles County. The project examined is construction and operation of a grade-separated, electric-powered, passenger, steel-wheel-on-steel-rail, high-speed railroad between Burbank and Los Angeles, including a station in Burbank and one in Los Angeles. This Final EIR/EIS describes a no-project alternative and an HSR Build Alternative (Preferred Alternative and CEQA Proposed Project) which includes the alignment, stations, power, and communications facilities alternatives. The Final EIR/EIS identifies potential impacts, benefits, and mitigation measures. Compatible with the Tier 1 decisions, the Burbank to Los Angeles Section is approximately 14 miles in length and traverses urban, developed lands. From the north, this project section begins at the proposed Burbank Airport Station and travels south and southeast through the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles, then descends into the downtown Los Angeles, where it terminates at Los Angeles Union Station. The majority of the proposed alignment will be located within the existing Metrolink railroad corridor.

Contact Information

Serge Stanich
Agency Name
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Total Acres
~14 miles
State Highways
5, 134, 2, 110, 101
Amtrack, LA Metro, UPRR
Bob Hope, Hollywood Burbank, LAX
Lockheed Channel, Verdugo Wash, Arroyo Seco, LA River

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Rail (High-Speed Rail)
Local Actions
Public Works
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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