Project Section Environmental Documents

FRESNO TO BAKERSFIELD: FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT/ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIR/EIS)

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) prepared the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield section of the high-speed rail project. The Final EIR/EIS is being made available to the public and public agencies pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) prior to Authority and FRA decisions at the conclusion of this project level environmental review processes. The Authority is the CEQA lead agency and FRA is the NEPA lead agency.

Document Organization

The Final EIR/EIS for the Fresno to Bakersfield section includes the following:

  • Volume I – Report
  • Volume II – Technical Appendices
  • Volume III – Alignment Plans
  • Volume IV – Response to Comments on Draft EIR/EIS
  • Volume V – Response to Comments on Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS
  • Volume VI – Letters Inadvertently Omitted from Volumes IV & V and Errata
  • Staff Response to Comments Raised Orally on May 6, 2014

The purpose of environmental documents is to disclose information to decision makers and the public. While the science and analysis that supports this Final EIR/EIS is complex, this document is intended for the general public. Every attempt has been made to limit technical terms and the use of acronyms. Where this cannot be avoided, the terms and acronyms are defined the first time they are used, and a list of acronyms and abbreviations is provided in Chapter 14 of this document.

The following documents are available for review, and a full list of documents associated with the Final EIR/EIS are below. Additional documents supporting this EIR/EIS, and the documents supporting the Fresno to Bakersfield Draft EIR/EIS and the Fresno to Bakersfield Revised Draft EIR/EIS, are available upon request. The Authority encourages written requests submitted via our Public Records Portal.

Education Materials

  • Final Environmental Document for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section Made Available
  • Highlights of the Fresno to Bakersfield Final EIR/EIS
  • Executive Summary for the Final EIR/EIS
  • Resumen Ejecutivo del Proyecto Final EIR/EIS para la sección de Fresno a Bakersfield (Executive Summary En Español)
  • Fresno to Bakersfield Section Factsheet about the Final EIR/EIS

Notices

  • Notice of Determination
  • Notice of Availability
  • Aviso Publico del Proyecto Final EIR/EIS para la sección de Fresno a Bakersfield (Notice of Availability En Español)

Approval Documents

  • FRA Record of Decision
  • FRA Record of Decision Appendices
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Enforcement Program First Amendments
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Enforcement Program 2nd Amendments
  • FRA General Conformity Determination
  • STB Decision
  • Final Approved Resolution #HSRA 14-09
  • Final Approved Resolution #HSRA 14-10
  • Attachment Exhibit A to Final Approved Resolution #HSRA 14-10: CEQA Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations
  • Attachment Exhibit B to Final Approved Resolution #HSRA 14-10: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

Volume I: Report

  • Cover Volume I
  • Title Page Volume I
  • Signature Page
  • Factsheet
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents Volume I
  • Summary
  • Chapter 1 Project Purpose, Need, and Objectives
  • Chapter 2 Alternatives
  • Chapter 3.1 Introduction
  • Chapter 3.2 Transportation
  • Chapter 3.3 Air Quality and Global Climate Change
  • Chapter 3.4 Noise and Vibration
  • Chapter 3.5 Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Interference
  • Chapter 3.6 Public Utilities and Energy
  • Chapter 3.7 Biological Resources and Wetlands
  • Chapter 3.8 Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Chapter 3.9 Geology, Soils, and Seismicity
  • Chapter 3.10 Hazardous Materials and Wastes
  • Chapter 3.11 Safety and Security
  • Chapter 3.12 Socioeconomics, Communities, and Environmental Justice
  • Chapter 3.13 Station Planning, Land Use, and Development
  • Chapter 3.14 Agricultural Lands
  • Chapter 3.15 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
  • Chapter 3.16 Aesthetics and Visual Resources
  • Chapter 3.17 Cultural and Paleontological Resources
  • Chapter 3.18 Regional Growth
  • Chapter 3.19 Cumulative Impacts
  • Chapter 4.0 Draft Section 4(f)-6(f) Evaluations
  • Chapter 5.0 Project Costs and Operations
  • Chapter 6.0 Other CEQA-NEPA Considerations
  • Chapter 7.0 Preferred Alternative
  • Chapter 8.0 Public and Agency Involvement
  • Chapter 9.0 EIR-EIS Distribution
  • Chapter 10.0 List of Preparers
  • Chapter 11.0 References and Sources Used in Document Preparation
  • Chapter 12.0 Glossary of Terms
  • Chapter 13.0 Index
  • Chapter 14.0 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Volume II: Technical Appendices

  • Cover Volume II
  • Title Page Volume II
  • 1-A Business Plans
  • 2-A Road Crossings
  • 2-B Railroad Crossings
  • 2-C Operations and Service Plan Summary
  • 2-D Applicable Design Standards
  • 2-E Summary of Requirements for Operations and Maintenance Facilities
  • 2-F Interim Use
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 1-90
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 91-150
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 151-250
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 251-300
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 301-380
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 381-460
  • 3.1-A Parcels within HST Footprint Part 461-558
  • 3.3-A Potential Impact from Induced Wind
  • 3.3-B Draft Federal General Conformity Determination
  • 3.4-A Noise and Vibration
  • 3.5-A Technical Study: Pre-Construction Electromagnetic Measurement Survey
  • 3.6-A Existing Plus Project Conditions Energy Analysis
  • 3.6-B Water Usage Analysis Technical Memorandum
  • 3.6-C Energy Analysis Memorandum
  • 3.7-A Special-Status Species and Observed Habitats
  • 3.7-B Comparison of Impacts on Biological Resources By Alternative
  • 3.7-C Watershed Evaluation Report Part 1 of 4
  • 3.7-C Watershed Evaluation Report Part 2 of 4
  • 3.7-C Watershed Evaluation Report Part 3 of 4
  • 3.7-C Watershed Evaluation Report Part 4 of 4
  • 3.8-A Water Bodies Crossed by Fresno to Bakersfield Section Alternatives
  • 3.8-B Summary of Hydraulic Modeling
  • 3.11-A Safety and Security Data
  • 3.11-B Airport Obstructions
  • 3.12-A Residential, Business, and Mobile Home Relocation Assistance Brochures
  • 3.12-B Effects On School District Funding and Transportation Bus Routes
  • 3.12-C Children’s Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • 3.13-A Land Use Plans, Goals, and Policies
  • 3.14-A Results and Findings of Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
  • 3.14-B Effects on Confined Animal Agriculture
  • 3.14-C High-Speed Train Noise Disturbance on Grazing Lands
  • 3.17-A Programmatic Agreement
  • 3.19-A Planned and Potential Projects and Plans
  • 3.19-B Planned and Potential Transportation Projects
  • 5-A Operating Cost Memorandum

Volume III: Alignment Plans

  • Section A Alignment Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 1 of 6)
  • Section A Alignment Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 2 of 6)
  • Section A Alignment Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 3 of 6)
  • Section A Alignment Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 4 of 6)
  • Section A Alignment Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 5 of 6)
  • Section A Alignment Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 6 of 6)
  • Section B Alignment Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 1 of 5)
  • Section B Alignment Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 2 of 5)
  • Section B Alignment Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 3 of 5)
  • Section B Alignment Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 4 of 5)
  • Section B Alignment Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 5 of 5)
  • Section C Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 1 of 5)
  • Section C Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 2 of 5)
  • Section C Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 3 of 5)
  • Section C Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 4 of 5)
  • Section C Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 5 of 5)
  • Section D Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 1 of 6)
  • Section D Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 2 of 6)
  • Section D Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 3 of 6)
  • Section D Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 4 of 6)
  • Section D Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 5 of 6)
  • Section D Roadway and Grade Separation Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 6 of 6)
  • Section E Station Plans
  • Section F High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 1 of 4)
  • Section F High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 2 of 4)
  • Section F High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 3 of 4)
  • Section F High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 1 of 2 (File 4 of 4)
  • Section G High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 1 of 5)
  • Section G High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 2 of 5)
  • Section G High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 3 of 5)
  • Section G High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 4 of 5)
  • Section G High-Speed Train Structure Plans Part 2 of 2 (File 5 of 5)
  • Section H Roadway Structure Plans Part 1 of 2
  • Section H Roadway Structure Plans Part 2 of 2
  • Section I Sound Barrier Plans Part 1 of 2
  • Section I Sound Barrier Plans Part 2 of 2

Volume IV: Response to Comments on Draft EIR/EIS

  • Volume IV Title Page
  • Volume IV Table of Contents
  • Chapter 15, 16, and 17 Introduction, Standard Responses, and Respuestas Estándar
  • Chapter 18 Response to Comments from Federal Agencies
  • Chapter 19 Response to Comments from State Agencies
  • Chapter 20 Response to Comments from Local Agencies (Part 1 of 2)
  • Chapter 20 Response to Comments from Local Agencies (Part 2 of 2)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations A-Q (Part 1 of 2)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations A-Q (Part 2 of 2)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 1 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 2 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 3 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 4 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 5 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 6 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 7 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations R (Part 8 of 8)
  • Chapter 21 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations S-Z
  • Chapter 22 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name A-C
  • Chapter 23 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name D-F
  • Chapter 24 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name G-J
  • Chapter 25 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name K-M
  • Chapter 26 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name N-R
  • Chapter 27 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name S-U
  • Chapter 28 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name V-Z
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-23-2011
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-24-2011
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-25-2011
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-30-2011
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 9-20-2011
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 9-21-2011
  • Chapter 29 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 9-22-2011
  • Chapter 30 Response to Comments from Federal Agencies Post Comment Period
  • Chapter 31 Response to Comments from State Agencies Post Comment Period
  • Chapter 32 Response to Comments from Local Agencies Post Comment Period
  • Chapter 33 References

Volume V: Response to Comments on Revised Draft EIR/EIS

  • Volume V Title Page
  • Volume V Table of Contents
  • Chapter 34, 35, and 36 Introduction, Standard Responses, and Respuestas Estándar
  • Chapter 37 Response to Comments from Federal Agencies
  • Chapter 38 Response to Comments from State Agencies
  • Chapter 39 Response to Comments from Local Agencies A-J
  • Chapter 39 Response to Comments from Local Agencies K-Z
  • Chapter 40 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations (Part 1 of 5)
  • Chapter 40 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations (Part 2 of 5)
  • Chapter 40 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations (Part 3 of 5)
  • Chapter 40 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations (Part 4 of 5)
  • Chapter 40 Response to Comments from Businesses and Organizations (Part 5 of 5)
  • Chapter 41 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name A-C
  • Chapter 42 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name D-F
  • Chapter 43 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name G-J
  • Chapter 44 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name K-M
  • Chapter 45 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name N-R
  • Chapter 46 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name S-U
  • Chapter 47 Response to Comments from Individuals Last Name V-Z
  • Chapter 48 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-13-2012
  • Chapter 48 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-14-2012
  • Chapter 48 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-15-2012
  • Chapter 48 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-27-2012
  • Chapter 48 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-28-2012
  • Chapter 48 Response to Comments from Public Meetings and Hearings 8-29-2012
  • Chapter 49 Response to Comments from State Agencies Post Comment Period
  • Chapter 50 Response to Comments from Local Agencies Post Comment Period
  • Chapter 51 Post Comment Period Submissions
  • Chapter 52 References

Volume VI: Letters Inadvertently Omitted from Volumes IV & V and Errata (Posted May 2, 2014)

  • Volume VI Part 1 of 6
  • Volume VI Part 2 of 6
  • Volume VI Part 3 of 6
  • Volume VI Part 4 of 6
  • Volume VI Part 5 of 6
  • Volume VI Part 6 of 6

Staff Response to Comments Raised Orally on May 6, 2014

Technical Reports

  • Aesthetics and Visual Resources Technical Report (July 2012)
  • Air Quality Technical Report (March 2014)
  • Air Quality Technical Report Appendix Part 1
  • Air Quality Technical Report Appendix Part 2
  • Archaeological Survey Report (July 2011)
  • Archeological Survey Report Appendix A Part 1
  • Archeological Survey Report Appendix A Part 2
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report (July 2012, Final Feb 2013)
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 1-100 Part 1
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 1-100 Part 2
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 1-100 Part 3
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 1-100 Part 4
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 1
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 2
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 3
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 4
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 5
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 6
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 101-200 Part 7
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 1
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 2
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 3
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 4
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 5
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 6
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 7
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 8
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 9
  • Supplemental #1 Archaeological Survey Report Pages 201-327 Part 10
  • USFWS Biological Opinion (2014)
  • Biological Resources and Wetlands Technical Report (July 2012)
  • Capital Cost Estimate Report
  • Community Impact Assessment (July 2012)
  • Community Impact Assessment Appendices A-D
  • Findings of Effect (November 2013, Final February 2014)
  • Draft Relocation Impact Technical Report (July 2012)
  • Geology, Soils, and Seismicity Technical Report (July 2012)
  • Hazardous Wastes and Materials Technical Report (July 2012)
  • Hazardous Wastes and Materials Technical Report Appendices A-B
  • Hazardous Wastes and Materials Technical Report Appendix C 1 of 2
  • Hazardous Wastes and Materials Technical Report Appendix C 2 of 2
  • Hazardous Wastes and Materials Technical Report Appendix D 1 of 2
  • Hazardous Wastes and Materials Technical Report Appendix D 2 of 2
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report (July 2011) Part 1
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report (July 2011) Part 2
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report (July 2011) Part 3
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix A
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix B Pages 1-100
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix B Pages 101-200
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix B Pages 201-300
  • Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix B Pages 301-373
  • Supplemental #1 Historic Architectural Survey Report (July 2012, Final Feb 2013) Part 1
  • Supplemental #1 Historic Architectural Survey Report (July 2012, Final Feb 2013) Part 2
  • Supplemental #1 Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix A Part 1
  • Supplemental #1 Historic Architectural Survey Report Appendix A Part 2
  • Supplemental #2 Historic Architectural Survey Report (2013)
  • Historic Property Survey Report (July 2011) Part 1
  • Historic Property Survey Report (July 2011) Part 2
  • Historic Property Survey Report (July 2011) Part 3
  • Supplemental #1 Historic Property Survey Report (July 2012)
  • Supplemental #2 Historic Property Survey Report (2013)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Technical Report (July 2012)
  • Noise and Vibration Technical Report (March 2014)
  • Paleontological Resources Technical Report (July 2011)
  • Salon Juarez TCP Eligibility Study (Draft September 2013, Final October 2013)
  • Hanford West Bypass Paleontological Resources Report: Addendum (July 2012, Final Feb 2013)
  • Ridership and Revenue Model
  • Transportation Technical Report (March 2014)
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendix A
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendices B-C
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendix D
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendix E
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendix F
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendices G-I
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendix J
  • Transportation Technical Report Appendix K
  • Transportation Technical Report Figures Part 1 of 2
  • Transportation Technical Report Figures Part 2 of 2
  • USACE Preliminary Jurisdiction Determination (2013) Part 1 of 5
  • USACE Preliminary Jurisdiction Determination (2013) Part 2 of 5
  • USACE Preliminary Jurisdiction Determination (2013) Part 3 of 5
  • USACE Preliminary Jurisdiction Determination (2013) Part 4 of 5
  • USACE Preliminary Jurisdiction Determination (2013) Part 5 of 5

Checkpoints

Checkpoint A

Checkpoint B

Checkpoint C

  • Checkpoint C Summary Report Cover Letter
  • Checkpoint C Summary Report
  • Checkpoint C Supplemental Information Letter
  • Draft Compensatory Mitigation Plan
  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) Evaluation
  • 408 Determination for Kings River Complex
  • Watershed Evaluation Report
  • Checkpoint C Concurrence Letter – EPA
  • Checkpoint C Concurrence Letter – US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Checkpoint C Concurrence Letter – USACE Minor 408 Determination

Repository Locations

Printed Copies

  • Allensworth: Allensworth Community Center, 8123 Avenue 36, Allensworth, CA
  • Bakersfield: Kern County Library, Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
  • Corcoran: Kings County Library, Corcoran Branch, 1001-A Chittenden Avenue, Corcoran, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Central Branch, 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: California High-Speed Rail Authority Regional Central California Office, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 3015, Fresno, CA
  • Hanford: Kings County Library, Hanford Branch (Main Library), 401 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA
  • Sacramento: California High-Speed Rail Authority, 770 L Street, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA
  • Shafter: Kern County Library, Shafter Branch, 236 James Street, Shafter, CA
  • Tulare: Tulare Public Library, Tulare Branch, 475 N. M Street, Tulare, CA
  • Wasco: Kern County Library, Wasco Branch, 1102 7th Street, Wasco, CA
  • Washington, DC: Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC

Electronic Copies and Executive Summary

  • Allensworth: Allensworth Community Services District, 3336 Road 84, Allensworth, CA
  • Armona: Kings County Library, 11115 C Street, Armona, CA
  • Bakersfield: City of Bakersfield Planning Department, 1715 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bakersfield: Kern County Library, Baker Branch, 1400 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bakersfield: Kern County Library, Northeast Branch, 3725 Columbus Street, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bakersfield: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1000 South Owens Street, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bakersfield: Greenacres Community Center, 2014 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bakersfield: Community Action Partnership of Kern, 300 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bakersfield: Richard Prado East Bakersfield Senior Center, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, CA
  • Clovis: Fresno County Public Library, Clovis Regional Library, 1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA
  • Corcoran: City of Corcoran Planning Department, 832 Whitley Avenue, Corcoran, CA
  • Delano: Kern County Library, Delano Branch, 925 10th Avenue, Delano, CA
  • Fresno: City of Fresno Planning Department, 2220 Tulare Street #6, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Cedar-Clinton, 4150 E. Clinton Street, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Fig Garden, 3071 W. Bullard Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Mosqueda Center, 4670 E. Butler Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Sunnyside, 5566 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, West Fresno, 188 E. California Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Woodward Park, 944 E. Perrin Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, Senior Resource Center, 2025 E. Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno County – Clerk to the Board 2281 Tulare Street #301, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Einstein Neighborhood Center, 3566 E. Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (F.I.R.M.), 1940 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Mary Ella Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Lafayette Neighborhood Center, 1516 E. Princeton Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Dickey Development Center, 1515 E. Divisadero Street, Fresno, CA
  • Fresno: Frank H. Ball Community Center, 760 Mayor Avenue, Fresno, CA
  • Hanford: City of Hanford Planning Department, 317 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA
  • Hanford: Hanford Adult School, 905 Campus Drive, Hanford, CA
  • Hanford: Kings Community Action Organization, 1130 N. 11th Avenue, Hanford, CA
  • Hanford: Housing Authority of Kings County, 670 S. Irwin Street, Hanford, CA
  • Laton: Fresno County Public Library, Laton Branch, 6313 DeWoody Street, Laton, CA
  • Lemoore: Kings County Library, Lemoore Branch, 457 C Street, Lemoore, CA
  • Pinedale: Fresno County Public Library and Pinedale Community Center, Pinedale, 7170 N. San Pablo Street, Pinedale, CA
  • Sacramento: Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA
  • Shafter: City of Shafter Planning Department, 336 Pacific Avenue, Shafter, CA
  • Tulare: City of Tulare Planning Department, 411 E. Kern Avenue, Tulare, CA
  • Visalia: City of Visalia Planning Department, 707 W. Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA
  • Visalia: Tulare County Library, Visalia Branch, 200 West Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA
  • Wasco: City of Wasco Planning Department, 746 8th Street, Wasco, CA
  • Wasco: Wasco Housing Authority, 750 H Street, Wasco, CA

Brief Explanation of Each Chapter

Volume I – Report

  • Chapter 1.0, Project Purpose, Need, and Objectives explains why the project is proposed and provides a history of the planning process.
  • Chapter 2.0, Alternatives describes the proposed Fresno to Bakersfield section alternatives and design options, HST station options, and heavy maintenance facility options, as well as the No Project Alternative used for purposes of comparison. It contains illustrations and maps and provides a review of construction activities. These first two chapters help the reader understand what is being analyzed in the remainder of the document.
  • Chapter 3.0, Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, and Mitigation Measures is where the reader can find information about the existing transportation, environmental, and social conditions in the area of the proposed project, and the potential for the proposed HSR project alternatives to adversely impact those conditions, along with methods to reduce these impacts (called mitigation measures).
  • Chapter 4.0, Section 4(f)/Section 6(f) Evaluation summarizes parks, and historic properties in accordance with Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 and Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Funds Act. It describes avoidance alternatives and measures to minimize harm to these resources.
  • Chapter 5.0, Project Costs and Operations summarizes the estimated capital and operations and maintenance costs for each Fresno to Bakersfield section alternative evaluated in the Project EIR/EIS, including funding and financial risk.
  • Chapter 6.0, Other CEQA/NEPA Considerations summarizes the project’s significant adverse environmental effects, including those that cannot be avoided if the project is implemented. It also summarizes the significant irreversible environmental changes that would occur as a result of the project or irretrievable commitments of resources or foreclosure of future options.
  • Chapter 7.0, Preferred Alternative, identifies the preferred HST alternative for the Fresno to Bakersfield section.
  • Chapter 8.0, Public and Agency Involvement contains summaries of coordination and outreach activities, with agencies and the general public.
  • Chapter 9.0, EIR/EIS Distribution identifies individuals and organizations informed of the availability of the Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS.
  • Chapter 10.0, List of Preparers provides the names and responsibilities of the authors of the Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS.
  • Chapter 11.0, References/Sources Used in Document Preparation cites the references and contacts used in writing this document.
  • Chapter 12.0, Glossary of Terms provides a definition of certain terms used in the Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS.
  • Chapter 13.0, Index provides a tool to cross-reference major topics used in the Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS.
  • Chapter 14.0, Acronyms and Abbreviations defines the acronyms and abbreviations used in this document.

Volume II – Technical Appendices

  • These appendices provide additional technical information that supports the analysis and conclusions in Volume I of the Revised Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS.

Volume III – Alignment Plans

  • These are the engineering plans that detail the routes of the alternatives. Volume III also includes the station plans.

Volume IV – Response to Comments on Draft EIR/EIS

  • Volume IV includes comments received on the Draft EIR/EIS and the responses to those comments.

Volume V – Response to Comments on Revised Draft EIR/EIS

  • Volume V includes comments received on the Revised Draft EIR/EIS and the responses to those comments.

Volume VI – Letters Inadvertently Omitted from Volumes IV & V and Errata

  • Volume VI includes comments on the Draft EIR/EIS and the Revised Draft EIR/EIS and responses to those comments that were inadvertently omitted from Volumes IV and V of the Final EIR/EIS. This Volume also contains the Errata that are herewith corrected in the Final EIR/EIS.
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