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
Agency Name
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Union Pacific Railroad
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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.


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