ACE Ceres-Merced Extension

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Document Title
ACE Ceres-Merced Extension
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Withing the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) right-of-way (ROW) from Ceres to Merced and some areas outside the ROW for stations and a layover and maintenance facility.

Document Description
The Project would consist of the following: a Merced Extension Alignment consisting of upgrades and new-tracks and-bridges within the-UPRR Fresno Subdivision between Ceres and Merced; new Turlock, Livingston or Atwater, and Merced Stations along the extension alignment; and a new permanent Merced Layover and Maintenance Facility to support extension operations. See attached NOP.

Contact Information
Kevin Sheridan
San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
949 East Channel Street
Stockton, CA 95202

Phone : (800) 411-7245


Atwater Ceres Livingston Merced Turlock
Merced Stanislaus
Cross Streets
See Figure in NOP
State Highways
SR-99, RS-165, SR-140
Merced River, Canal Creek, Bear Creek, and irrigation canals

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Rail (Commuter and Intercity Rail)
Local Action
Transit, Encroachment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California San Joaquin River Conservancy California State Lands Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Central Valley Flood Protection Board


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 2140 K
NOC   PDF 1502 K
State Comments
2018012014_CVFPB Comment   PDF 292 K 2018012014_DTSC Comment   PDF 236 K 2018012014_NAHC Comment   PDF 497 K 2018012014_RWQCB Comment   PDF 294 K

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