San Francisco to San Jose Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Title
San Francisco to San Jose Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Predominately urbanized consisting of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and transportation use.
Document Description
The San Francisco to San Jose Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared as a joint document to meet all pertinent requirements of both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Specifically, the environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being or have been carried out by the State of California pursuant to 23 United States Code Section 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated July 23, 2019, and executed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the State of California. Under that MOU, the Authority is the project’s lead agency under NEPA. Prior to the July 23, 2019 MOU, the FRA was the federal lead agency. Accordingly, and per the above, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is both the CEQA and NEPA lead agency for this project. Volume 4 of this Final EIR/EIS considers all comments received during the comment period for the Draft EIR/EIS and for the Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS and provides responses to those comments. This document considers, describes, and summarizes at a project level of analysis the environmental impacts of a proposed high-speed rail system for intercity travel between San Francisco and San Jose, California. Two end-to-end project alternatives and a No Project Alternative are analyzed. Impact Avoidance and Minimization Features, along with mitigation measures, are described to guide HSR environmental review to avoid or minimize potential impacts.

Contact Information

Serge Stanich
Agency Name
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Job Title
Director of Environmental Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
~49 miles
Caltrain, UPRR, BART, VTA

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (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 Transportation, District 4 (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 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Rail (High-Speed Rail)
Local Actions
Public Works
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Vibration, EMF/EMI, Safety & Security


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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