Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has prepared the Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR to comply with the court judgment in Town of Atherton, et al., v. California High-Speed Rail Authority, Sacramento Superior Court No. 34-2008-80000022. In the court judgment, the superior court concluded that the Authority’s certified 2008 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Final Program EIR failed to comply fully with CEQA and identified areas that required additional analysis in a recirculated EIR. To comply with the court judgment, the Authority rescinded its certification of the 2008 Bay Area to Central Valley Final Program EIR, its approval of the Pacheco Pass Network Alternative serving San Francisco via San Jose, and related documents. The Authority then prepared and circulated a Revised Draft Program EIR for public comment for 45 days, from March 11, 2010, to April 26, 2010.

The Authority prepared a Revised Final Program EIR, which includes the following:

In addition to posting of the electronic version of the Revised Final Program EIR on this website, printed copies were provided to main public libraries in the following cities: Fremont, Gilroy, Livermore, Menlo Park, Merced, Modesto, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Chowchilla and Tracy.

The Authority considered the Revised Final Program EIR and related decisions at a two-day public meeting held September 1st and 2nd, 2010. Information on those meetings, how to print a hard copy of the EIR, and local libraries with hard copies of the EIR are provided below.

On September 2, 2010, the Authority certified the Revised Final Program EIR and adopted Resolution 11-12, approving the Pacheco Pass Network Alternative serving San Francisco via San Jose, adopting CEQA findings of fact and a statement of overriding considerations, and mitigation monitoring and reporting program.

  • Library Viewing Sites for the Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR
  • Public Notice of Availability and Notice of Consideration
  • Resolution # HSRA 11-11:  Certification of the Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR
  • CEQA Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations
  • CEQA Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Plan

2010 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR Volume 1

 

2010 Bay Area to Central Valley HST Revised Final Program EIR Volume 2

 

Town of Atherton Court Ruling