Application for NEPA Assignment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in partnership with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), made available for public review and comments a draft application to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assume the federal environmental responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal environmental laws. The State of California is seeking federal environmental responsibilities to enable more efficient reviews and approvals of the environmental documents required to advance the high-speed rail program and related rail projects.

The official comment period begins Thursday, November 9, 2017 and ends Monday, December 11, 2017.