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Kelso-Martin’s Bluff Rail Improvement Projects Task 5 and Task 6 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) ADDENDUM

  • 14
  • Jul
  • 2016
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on April 10, 2015, for the Kelso-Martin’s Bluff Rail Improvement Projects Task 5 and 6. Since then, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) (the project sponsor and recipient of a grant awarded under FRA’s High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program) has proposed the following project changes: Task 5:  Addition of rock blasting as a construction method;  Design changes for the culvert improvements on Unnamed Tributary 3 (UT3) at milepost (MP) 108.19; and  Addition of the Otter Creek Island Restoration Project as a new project element, which is necessary as an environmental offset to improve fish passage. Task 6:  Change in the location of the preservation property necessary to replace the habitat functions lost through the placement of fill in Owl Creek.
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