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), seismic CPTs within public lands. 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


San Jose
Santa Clara
State Highways
parallel to US-101
Other Information
59 boring locations in public road rights-of-way; existing railway between Santa Clara and Gilroy

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4,6
Reasons for Exemption
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 ROW, will be temporarily in duration, and the minor alteration to the land will be restored to its original surface condition.

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