Measure RR Program Traction Power System Improvements Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Document Title
Measure RR Program Traction Power System Improvements Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
San Francisco BART

Document Description
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is an electricity powered commuter transit line. Electrification is provided by ''traction power" substations located along the transit line right-of-way, BART proposes improvements to one of its existing gap breaker station, referred herein as "KXA". KXA is located approximately 150-feet northwest of the intersection of 4th Street and Jefferson Street, approximately 30- feet south of the K-Line in the City of Oakland. The proposed project would require replacement of the existing gap breaker station equipment. The gap breaker station isolates appropriate electrified third rail sections for maintenance and repair purposes and de-energizes third rail sections during emergencies for the K-Line. Please see Attachment A for additional information.

Contact Information
Steve Sims
San Francisco BART
300 Lakeside Dr.,
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone : (510) 464-6417


Cross Streets
4th Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Jefferson Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed replacement of the gap breaker station equipment qualifies for an exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Article 19 Section 15302 as a Class 2 Replacement .or Reconstruction Project and would not have a significant impact on the environment. Class 2 consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities 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, Please see Attachment A for additional information. Note: See NOE for full details


Notice of Exemption
2019048345   PDF 3348 K

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