City of Placentia, Placentia Metrolink Station Lead Track


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Document Title
City of Placentia, Placentia Metrolink Station Lead Track
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Based on discussion with the engineers at BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), the new track and support facilities will be located within the BNSF rail right-of-way and the new lead track will extend approximately 2.4 miles between BNSF track mile posts (MP) 42.00 and 45.00. This lead track and the support facilities (signals, etc.) are required to ensure the lead track can serve the new Placentia Metrolink Station with a minimum conflict or safety hazard to existing operations on the BNSF East-West Mainline Tracks at this location.

Contact Information
Luis Estevez
Southern California Regional Rail Authority
700 South Flower Street, 26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0425

Phone : (714) 993-8120


Cross Streets
Kraemer Boulevard
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15275(a)(b) 21080(b)(11)(12)
Reasons for Exemption
The State CEQA Guidelines provide a series of Statutory Exemptions for actions that have been deemed by the State Legislature to be exempt from requirements of the California Environmental Quality act (CEQA). The proposed installation of an approximate 2.4 mile lead rail track to the proposed City of Placentia Metrolink Station has been determined to qualify for a Statutory Exemption under paragraph 21080(b)(11)(12) CEQA the statute and the State CEQA Guidelines, Section 15275(a)(B). Installation of this new lead track will provide sufficient protection for passenger trains to access the proposed Placentia Metrolink Station without conflict with the BNSF main line freight operations. The proposed installation and future utilization of this lead track as part of the Metrolink Passenger Rail system have been determined to not fall under the jurisdiction of CEQA and the State CEQA Guidelines because this improvement will support mass transit passenger train operations conducted by Metrolink and it will convey/transfer passengers from this mass transit guideway to the proposed Placentia Metrolink Station. Therefore, this action qualifies with the requirements for a Statutory Exemption, under Paragraph 20180(b)(11)(12) of the CEQA Statute.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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