Phase 1 Geotechnical Investigation - CA High Speed Rail Project San Jose to Merced


SCH Number
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
Phase 1 Geotechnical Investigation - CA High Speed Rail Project San Jose to Merced
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Activities include exploratory soil borings and cone penetrating test (CPT) soundings within public (Caltrans) rights-of-way. Truck-mounted equipment would drill 5- to 8-inch diameter boreholes and perform CPTs. Piezometers might be installed in seclected boreholes for long-term groundwater monitoring.

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

Phone : (916) 403-6934



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306 - Class 4 & 6
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of geotechnical data collection that will not result in a significant effect on the environment because the soil borings will be performed on disturbed land surface in Caltrans ROW, will be temporary in duration, and the minor alteration to the land will be restored to its original surface condition.

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