Union Pacific Railroad, Coast Subdivision, Mile Post 235.59 and 235.37 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 235.59 and 235.37 Bridge Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will involve the removal of two existing passenger and freight rail bridges and replacement with culverts used to direct flow from Santa Margarita Creek and an intermittent tributary underneath the track. The bridges were constructed in 1920 and 1931 and have outlived their 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
Other Location Info
Latitude 35.359183 N, Longitude -120.636992 W, 5.6 miles SW of Santa Margarita and Latitude 35.355975 N, Longitude -120.63621 W, 5.7 miles SW of Santa Margarita

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 [existing railroad bridges] where the new structure[s] will be located in the same site as the structure[s] replaced, and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure[s] replaced” (Class 2, CEQA guidelines §15302[b]). The replacement structures will direct the flow below the tracks and prevent track overtopping.


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