Draft Environmental Impact Statement - Fresno to Bakersfield
California HSR – Fresno to Bakersfield
The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) describes 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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers served as a cooperating agency on this Draft EIR/EIS. The Corps is the agency responsible for issuing permits for discharge of dredged or fill material within Waters of the U. S. [Fresno to Bakersfield U.S. Army Corps 404 Notice, Attachment]
The highlights of the Fresno to Bakersfield Draft EIR/EIS [Fresno to Bakersfield Highlights] explains the alternatives under consideration, provides a summary of key findings, and next steps in the environmental process and project implementation. A link to the Draft EIR/EIS detailed project summary is provided below.
Public Hearings on the Draft EIR/EIS were held:
- In Fresno on September 20, 2011, from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Fresno Convention Center (848 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721)
- In Hanford on September 21, 2011, from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Civic Auditorium (400 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230)
- In Bakersfield on September 22, 2011, from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Beale Memorial Library (701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield,CA 93301)
Fresno to Bakersfield Draft EIR/EIS documents for download:
The following documents are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format, which is available for download at no cost on the Internet. (Note: many of these files are very large and could take up to several minutes to download.)
|Section A: Alignment Plans, Part 1 of 2||82.6 MB|
|Section B: Alignment Plans, Part 2 of 2||79.2 MB|
|Section C: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans, Part 1 of 2||135 MB|
|Section D: Roadway and Grade Separation Plans, Part 2 of 2||71.9 MB|
|Section E: Station Plans||6.8 MB|