Environmental / CEQA
The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority (Authority) is currently in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), consistent with all requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the EIR is to evaluate all environmental issues that may be associated with Valley Link Rail Project improvements.
The Authority published a Notice of Preparation for the Valley Link Project on September 13, 2018 and the public scoping period was open until October 15, 2018. Public scoping meetings were held on October 2, 2018 in Livermore at the Robert Livermore Community Center and in Tracy at the Tracy City Hall on October 3, 2018.
The Final Scoping Report presents a summary of comments received along with additional information about outreach performed during the scoping process.
Notice is hereby given that the Tri-Valley - San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority (Authority), acting as lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Valley Link Project (Proposed Project). Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted from December 2, 2020 through January 21, 2021. Comments on this Draft EIR must be received by the Authority no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the Draft EIR public review period, and can be submitted by any of the following methods:
Mail: Tri-Valley–San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority
Attn: Valley Link Draft EIR
1362 Rutan Court #100
Livermore, CA 94551
The documents of the Draft EIR and Notice of Availability are here.
The Authority will hold three online open house meetings to provide information about the Draft EIR and respond to general questions about the EIR analysis. A presentation summarizing the project and the EIR will be provided and staff will be available to answer questions. While staff will be available to answer questions of a general nature at this meeting; all formal comments on the EIR must be submitted in writing for consideration by the authority (see above).
The three online open house meetings were held on the dates and times listed below:
Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Links to access the meetings are available here.