Issue Right of Entry permit to Union Pacific Railroad at Liquid Gold


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Issue Right of Entry permit to Union Pacific Railroad at Liquid Gold
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Issue a right-of-entry (ROE) permit to Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) into McLaughlin Eastshore State Park (MESP) to allow UPRR to access approximately 0.14 acres of soil cap over the Liquid Gold superfund site that extends into MESP and facilitate fence realignment to fulfill a Environmental Protection Agency recommendation that the soil cap be fully enclosed by fencing. UPRR will hire a contractor to install approximately 11 0' of fence that will replace approximately 100' of existing fence. Minimal vegetation will be cleared along fence line. The installed fence will be 6-foot high chain link with razor wire and tie in with existing perimeter fence. UPRR will coordinate all access and construction with East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). EBRPD will oversee activities per the terms of the State Parks ROE. All work conducted in association with the ROE permit will comply with all State and Federal environmental laws, including but not limited to the Endangered Species Act, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and Section 5024 of the Public Resources Code.

Contact Information

Gina Benigno
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation Diablo Range District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
McLaughlin Eastshore State Park
Other Information Eastshore State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 5 Section: 15305
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists minor alterations in land use limitations in an area with average slope of less than 20%, and is included as "issuance of permits" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


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