Warm Springs Extension Environmental Review

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California Environmental Quality Act - CEQA:

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

     Volume I - Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

     Volume II - Comments, Responses and Revisions to the Draft Environmental Impact Report

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR)

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR)

    Addenda

           Photovoltaic Addendum

           Irvington Station Modifications Addendum & Notice of Determination

  

National Environmental Policy Act - NEPA:

    Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Record of Decision (ROD) for WSX Project

    Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for WSX Project


CEQA Documents:

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

To view the FEIR for the Warm Springs Extension project, select from the files below. Some file sizes are large and may take a few moments to download.

Volume I - Draft Environmental Impact Report 

Table of Contents

Summary1 Introduction2 Project Description
3 Environmental Settings, Impacts & Mitigation Measures4 Growth-Inducing Impacts5 Significant Unavoidable Adverse Effects
6 Cumulative Impacts.pdf7 Relationship Between Local Short Term Uses of the Human Environment8 Significant Irreversible Environmental Effects
9 Other Alternatives Considered10 Organizations and Persons Consulted11 List of Preparers
Appendix A - Soil Sample Results from Phase II Environmental SurveyAppendix B - CTC Resolution G-91-2Appendix C - Corridor Potential Displacements
Appendix D - Intersection Mitigation MeasuresAppendix E - Project Wayside Noise Levels & Maximum Groundborne VibrationAppendix F - Air Quality Methodology & Assumptions

 

Volume II - Comments, Responses and Revisions to the Draft Environmental Impact Report

Cover & Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - List of Commenters

Section 3 - Comments & Responses

Section 4 - Preferences for Alternatives

Section 5 - Draft EIR Revisions & ClarificationsAppendix A - Letters of Comment on the Draft EIR
Appendix B - Comments Made at the Public Hearing on the Draft EIR  

 

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Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR)

To view the DSEIR for the Warm Springs Extension project, select from the files below. Some file sizes are large and may take a few moments to download.

Title Page & Table of Contents, List of Tables & List of Figures Executive Summary
Chapter 1 IntroductionChapter 2 Project Description
Chapter 3 Environmental Setting, Impacts & Mitigations Measures

          Section 3.0 to 3.4

          Section 3.5

          Section 3.6

          Section 3.7

          Section 3.8

          Section 3.9

          Section 3.10

          Section 3.11 to 3.12

Chapter 4 Growth-Inducing Impacts

Chapter 5 Alternatives AnalysisChapter 6 Other CEQA Considerations
Chapter 7 Report PreparationAcronyms & Abbreviations

Appendices

     Table of Contents

Appendix A - APP A - Notice of Preparation of DSEIR.pdfAppendix I - APP I - Burrowing Owl Survey Report.pdf
Appendix B - APP B - Excerpts from 1992 WSX MMP.pdfAppendix J - APP J - Table A Special Status Wildlife Species.pdf
Appendix C - APP C - Geotech Impact Report.pdfAppendix K - APP K - Report on Wetlands & Other Aquatic Habitats.pdf
Appendix D - APP D - US Dept of Interior Species List.pdfAppendix L - APP L - Table C-1 Corridor Potential Displacement.pdf
Appendix E - APP E - List of Elements & Status by Scientific Name.pdfAppendix M - APP M - Draft Inventory & Eval Report of Cultural Resources.pdf
Appendix F - APP F - Special Status Wildlife Bird Survey Report.pdfAppendix N - APP N - SEIR Draft Technical Report Transportation.pdf
Appendix G - APP G - Special Status Plant Survey Report.pdfAppendix O - APP O - Noise & Vibration Impact Asses.pdf
Appendix H - APP H - Results of CA Red Legged Frog Site Assessment.pdf

Appendix P - APP P - Air Quality Tech Info.pdf

 

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Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR)

To view the FSEIR for the Warm Springs Extension project, select from the files below. Some file sizes are large and may take a few moments to download.

Cover & Table of Contents

Section 1

     Project Overview

     Project Description

     Project Alternatives

     Purpose of the FSEIR

     Format of the Response to Comments      Volume

 

Section 2

     Part 1

          List of Comments Received

          Comment Letters and Responses
          1 through 11

     Part 2

          Comment Letters and Responses
          12 through 25

     Part 3

          Comment Letters and Responses
          26 through 32

Section 3

     Revisions to the DSEIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report Addenda

Photovoltaic Addendum

Irvington Station Modifications Addendum

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NEPA Documents:

Record of Decision for Warm Springs Extension Project

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) determined that the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) have been satisfied for the project and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on October 24, 2006. The ROD represents the basis for the FTA's decision.

The project and alternatives were evaluated in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and 4(f)/6(f) Evaluation issued by BART and the FTA in June 2006. The FEIS examined the benefits and the potential environmental impacts of the preferred alternative, the 5.4-mile extension of BART to the Warm Springs district of Fremont, with an "infill" station at Irvington. Areas of potential impacts include:

  • Transportation
  • Hazards and Hazardous Materials
  • Wetlands
  • Land use
  • Population
  • Aesthetics
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Energy
  • Safety and Security
  • Geology and Soils
  • Hydrology
  • Biological Resources
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Economics and Housing
  • Cultural Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Utilities and Public Services

A summary of the mitigation measures for potentially significant impacts is attached to the ROD. The ROD concluded that all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize adverse environmental effects.

Download a copy of the Record of Decision, the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan or the Memorandum of Agreement.

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Final Environmental Impact Statement for Warm Springs Extension Project

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as federal lead agency, and BART released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Warm Springs Extension in June of 2006. The FEIS was undertaken to qualify the project for federal funding. To become eligible for such funds, the project completed an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FTA and BART considered and incorporated the results of previous studies into the FEIS, including the 1992 BART Warm Springs Extension Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the 2003 Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In addition, the FEIS complies with other environmental requirements that apply only to federal actions and not to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis previously conducted. These requirements include:

  • Executive Orders on Environmental Stewardship, Transportation Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, Floodplain Management, and Protection of Wetlands
  • Federal Department of Transportation Act (Section 4(f))
  • Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (Section 6(f))
  • National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106)

To view the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Warm Springs Extension project, select from the files below. Some file sizes are large and may take a few moments to download.

Volume 1 (Part 1)

Executive Summary
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Purpose and Need
Chapter 3 Alternatives Considered
Chapter 4 Environmental Analysis

Section 4.1 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
Section 4.2 Transportation
Section 4.3 Soils, Geology, and Seismicity
Section 4.4 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Section 4.5 Hydrology
Section 4.5 Wetlands

Volume 1 (Part 2)

Chapter 4 Environmental Analysis

Section 4.7 Biological Resources
Section 4.8 Land Use and Planning
Section 4.9 Parks and Recreation
Section 4.10 Population, Economics, and Housing
Section 4.11 Aesthetics
Section 4.12 Cultural Resources
Section 4.13 Noise and Vibration
Section 4.14 Air Quality
Section 4.15 Energy
Section 4.16 Utilities and Public Service
Section 4.17 Safety and Security
Section 4.18 Environmental Justice

Volume 1 (Part 3)

Chapter 5 Other NEPA Considerations
Chapter 6 Section 4(f)/Section 6(f) Evaluation
Chapter 7 Financial Considerations
Chapter 8 Agency and Community Participation
Chapter 9 Agencies, Organizations, and Individuals Receiving Copies of the Final EIS
Chapter 10 References
Chapter 11 List of Preparers
Appendix A Notice of Intent
Appendix B 2003 Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan
Appendix C Biological Resources Information

Appendix C-1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species Lists for the Proposed Project Area
Appendix C-2 California Natural Diversity Database Search for the Niles, Milpitas, Mountain View, Newark, Hayward,
Dublin, Livermore, La Costa Valley, and Calaveras Reservoir 7.5-Minute USGS Topographic Quadrangles
Appendix C-3 Results of Surveys Conducted for Special-Status Birds and Nesting Raptors
Appendix C-4 Results of Special-Status Plant Surveys
Appendix C-5 Results of California Red-Legged Frog Surveys
Appendix C-6 Results of Burrowing Owl Survey
Appendix C-7 Tables Listing Special-Status Species with Potential to Occur in the Proposed Project Corridor

    Appendix D Floodplain Finding Report
    Appendix E Cultural Resources Information

      Appendix E-1 Consultation and Coordination with California Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of
      Historic Preservation
      Appendix E-2 Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

      Appendix F Section 4(f)/6(f) Consultation
      Tables
      Figures 

      Volume 2 (Part 1)

      Chapter 1 Introduction
      Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS
      and Responses

      Section 2.1 List of Comments Received
      Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

      Response to Comment
      Letters 1-9

      Volume 2 (Part 2)

      Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses Section 2.1 List of Comments Received

      Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

      Response to Comment
      Letters 10-19

      Volume 2 (Part 3)

      Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

      Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

      Response to Comment
      Letters 20-21

      Volume 2 (Part 4)

      Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

      Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

      Response to Comment
      Letters 22-36

       

      Volume 2 (Part 5)

      Chapter 2 Comments on the Draft EIS and Responses

      Section 2.2 Comment Letters and Responses

      Response to Comment
      Letters 37-41
      Response to Public Hearing Transcript (Document 42)

       

       

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      For more information on the project go to the Warm Springs Extension Project Overview.

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      Updated August 2019