Phase 2 Geotechnical Investigation - CA High-Speed Rail Project San Jose to Merced

Summary

SCH Number
2016098162
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
Phase 2 Geotechnical Investigation - CA High-Speed Rail Project San Jose to Merced
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

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

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

916 403-6934

Location

Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
near Gilroy

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 reslt in a significant effect on the environment because the soil boring 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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