Warm Springs Extension Environmental Review
California Environmental Quality Act - CEQA:
Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)
National Environmental Policy Act - NEPA:
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.
|Section 5 - Draft EIR Revisions & Clarifications||Appendix A - Letters of Comment on the Draft EIR|
|Appendix B - Comments Made at the Public Hearing on the Draft EIR|
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.
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.
Irvington Station Modifications Addendum
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:
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.
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)
For more information on the project go to the Warm Springs Extension Project Overview.
Updated September 2021