Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation (Combined Final EIS/ROD)
This Final EIS and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation evaluates the Western Rail Yard Infrastructure Project. Pursuant to 49 USC 24201 and 23 USC 139(n)(2), FRA is issuing a single document that consists of the Final EIS and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation and Record of Decision (ROD). The primary purpose of the Final EIS is to present responses from FRA and the Project Sponsor to public and agency comments received on the Draft EIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. The ROD states the decision, identifies the alternatives considered in reaching the decision, summarizes avoidance, minimization, and mitigation strategies and future design practices appropriate for this EIS, and states the next steps in the environmental review process that may occur with subsequent phases of the Project.
This combined Final EIS/ROD documents the evaluation of the reasonably foreseeable potential beneficial and adverse environmental impacts of implementing the Project, including a No Build Alternative and Preferred Alternative. FRA has also prepared a Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Western Rail Yard Infrastructure Project in compliance with Section 4(f) of the United States Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The Proposed Action remains the Preferred Alternative in the Final EIS and is the Selected Alternative in the ROD.
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This Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation/Record of Decision is available on the Federal Docket system (Regulations.gov, Docket No. FRA-2020-0039-0023).