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Merced to Fresno Draft EIR/EIS

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The Draft EIR/EIS presents the Project’s purpose and need, identifies all reasonable alternatives including track alignments, stations, and heavy maintenance facilities as well as the no action alternative, describes the affected environment, analyzes the potential environmental impacts of all the reasonable alternatives and the no action alternative, and identifies appropriate mitigation measures to minimize the potential environmental impacts [Merced to Fresno FRA Federal Register Notice] [FRNotice Merced to Fresno Comment Extension].

Volume I: Report
DocumentSize
Signature Page 784 kb
Summary 3.2 MB
1.0 Project Purpose, Need, and Objectives 784 kb
2.0 Alternatives 26.1 MB
3.0 Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, and Mitigation Measures
3.1 Introduction 260 kb
3.2 Transportation 8.6 MB
3.3 Air Quality and Global Climate Change 1.7 MB
3.4 Noise and Vibration 2.8 MB
3.5 Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Interference 593 kb
3.6 Public Utilities and Energy 1.5 MB
3.7 Biological Resources and Wetlands 1.8 MB
3.8 Hydrology and Water Resources 1.4 MB
3.9 Geology, Soils, and Seismicity 1.2 MB
3.10 Hazardous Materials and Wastes 860 kb
3.11 Safety and Security 2.6 MB
3.12 Socioeconomics, Communities, and Environmental Justice 2.9 MB
3.13 Station Planning, Land Use, and Development 1.0 MB
3.14 Agricultural Lands 1.8 MB
3.15 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space 15.5 MB
3.16 Aesthetics and Visual Resources 5.2 MB
3.17 Cultural and Paleontological Resources 10.1 MB
3.18 Regional Growth 265 kb
3.19 Cumulative Impacts 196 kb
4.0 Draft Section 4(f)/6(f) Evaluation 16.6 MB
5.0 Project Costs and Operations 562 kb
6.0 CEQA/NEPA Decision Process and Other Considerations 59 kb
7.0 Public and Agency Involvement 410 kb
8.0 EIR/EIS Distribution 197 kb
9.0 List of Preparers 69 kb
10.0 References/Sources Used in Document Preparation 327 kb
11.0 Glossary of Terms 118 kb
12.0 Index 61 kb
13.0 Acronyms and Abbreviations 212 kb
Volume II: Technical Appendices
DocumentSize
2-A Proposed Roadway Activities Along HST Alternatives 2.4 MB
3.1-A Project Footprint 66.6 MB
3.4-A Proposed California High-Speed Train Project Noise and Vibration Mitigation Guidelines 75.6 MB
3.6-A Energy Usage Comparison 150 kb
3.7-A Special-Status Plant and Wildlife Species and Mapped Biological Communities 105 kb
3.7-B Special Status Plant and Wildlife Species Potentially Affected by the Alternatives 240 kb
3.11-A Safety and Security Data 70 kb
3.11-B Existing Railroad Crossings 327 kb
3.12-A Relocation Assistance Documents 1.5 MB
3.13-A Land Use Plans, Goals, and Policies 120 kb
3.17-A Programmatic Agreement 442 kb
3.18-A Planning Area Boundaries 741 kb
3.19-A Planned and Potential Projects and Plans 1.6 MB
3.19-B Planned and Potential Transportation Projects 6.3 MB
5-A Operations and Service Plan 1.1 MB
5-B Operating Cost Memorandum 251 kb
Volume III: Alignments and Other Plans
DocumentSize
Section A: Alignment Plans - UPRR/SR 99 Alternative with Ave 24 Wye 53.1 MB
Section B: Alignment Plans - UPRR/SR 99 Alternative with Ave 21 Wye 56.5 MB
Section C: Alignment Plans - BNSF Alternative with Ave 24 Wye 39.1 MB
Section D: Alignment Plans - BNSF Alternative with Ave 21 Wye 52.2 MB
Section E: Alignment Plans - Hybrid Alternative with Ave 24 Wye 31.1 MB
Section F: Alignment Plans - Hybrid Alternative with Ave 21 Wye 40.5 MB
Section G: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans - UPRR/SR 99 Alternative with Ave 24 Wye 145 MB
Section H: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans - UPRR/SR 99 Alternative with Ave 21 Wye 104 MB
Section I: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans - BNSF Alternative with Ave 24 Wye 125 MB
Section J: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans - BNSF Alternative with Ave 21 Wye 115 MB
Section K: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans - Hybrid Alternative with Ave 24 Wye 113 MB
Section L: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans - Hybrid Alternative with Ave 21 Wye 93.8 MB
Section M: Station Plans 6.7 MB
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