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.
Completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) is currently planned for Fall of 2020. The Authority will subsequently conduct public review meetings to provide more information about the Draft EIR and to solicit comments from agencies, jurisdictions, stakeholders and interested members of the public.