Application for NEPA Assignment

The State of California, acting through the California State Transportation Agency and California High-Speed Rail Authority, has applied 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 FRA published the final application and draft Memorandum of Understanding in the Federal Register and solicited public comment for 30 days, ending 06/01/2018.

You may review the materials and comments submitted by clicking the link below:

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FRA-2018-0014

The official comment period began 05/02/2018 and ended 06/01/2018.