Union Pacific Railroad, Coast Subdivision, Mile Post 233.01 Bridge Replacement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Union Pacific Railroad, Coast Subdivision, Mile Post 233.01 Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Project will involve the removal of an existing passenger and freight rail bridge and replacement with two culverts used to direct flow from an intermittent tributary to Santa Margarita Creek underneath the track. The bridge was constructed in 1941 and has outlived its current use.

Contact Information
Kathleen Hicks
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone : (805) 549-3458

Union Pacific Railroad
Project Applicant


35°23'3"N 120°37'20.9"W
Santa Margarita
San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, CEQA guidelines §15302(b)
Reasons for Exemption
The project constitutes “replacement or reconstruction of [an existing railroad bridge] where the new structure will be located in the same site as the structure replaced, and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced” (Class 2, CEQA guidelines §15302[b]). The replacement structure will direct the flow of an intermittent stream below the tracks and prevent track overtopping.


Notice of Exemption
2020100350_Union Pacific Railroad, Coast Subdivision   PDF 246 K

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