Union Pacific Railroad, Yuma Subdivision, Milepost 657.37 Bridge Replacement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017068640
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River Basin), Palm Desert
Document Title
Union Pacific Railroad, Yuma Subdivision, Milepost 657.37 Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The UPRR is proposing to improve a railroad crossing near the town of Wister in Imperial County, CA. The improvements will be located at MP 657.37 on the UPRR's Yuma Subdivision. The existing Bridge 657.37 is nearing the end of its useful lifespan, and must be replaced b/c of its deteriorating condition to ensure safety for UPRR and passenger rail operations.

Contact Information
Kai Dunn
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River B
73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 776-8986

Location

Counties
Imperial
Other Location Info
Wister

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302b
Reasons for Exemption
The project constitutes "replacement or reconstruction of [an existing railroad bridge] where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced, and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced". In addition, the project is for "the institution or increase of passenger or commuter services on rail or highway ROW in use, including modernization of existing stations and parking facilities".
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