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


SCH Number
Public Agency
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
Document Description
Activities include exploratory soil boring (for mud rotary tests), cone penetrating tests (CPTs), or seismic CPTs within the public rights-of-way. Truck-mounted or track-mounted equipment would drill 5- to 8-inch diameter boreholes or perform CPTs or SCPTs. Piezometers might be installed for long-term groundwater monitoring.

Contact Information

Mark McLoughlin
Agency Name
California High Speed Rail Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Banos

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 reuslt in a significant effect on the environment because the geotechnical investigations will be performed on disturbed land surface in public road ROWm will be temporary in duration, and the minor alteration to land will be restored to its orignial surface condition.

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