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:

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.

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