Phase 2 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 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) and a seismic cone penetrating test (SCPT) within public road right of way. Truck-mounted or track-mounted equipment would drill 5- to 8- inch-diameter boreholes or perform the SCPT. Piezometers might be installed for long-term groundwater monitoring.

Contact Information
Mark McLoughlin
California High Speed Rail Authority
925 L Street , Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 403-6934


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
South end of Casa De Fruta Pkwy
Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

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

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