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Press Releases

SMART announced today that it will be relocating the chimera coast redwood to a new location approximately 450 feet south of East Cotati Avenue within the SMART right-of-way.

Press Release

New Documents

SMART GM Farhad Mansourian made the following PPT presentation to the Sonoma County Alliance on July 2, 2014: Sonoma County Alliance Presentation

Construction Updates

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On The Calendar

Environmental Impact Reports

 

Mira Monte Marsh Restoration Project

Mitigated Negative Declaration

Apendices A-G

 

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents

Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) 2005

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) 2005

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) 2008

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) 2008

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SMART CEQA Addenda

Airport Boulevard Rail Station CEQA Addendum (December 2013 - pending board approval)

Private Crossings CEQA Addendum (August 2013)

Rail Sidings CEQA Addendum (April 2013)

Rohnert Park Expressway Station CEQA Addendum (February 2012)

Concrete Ties CEQA Addendum (January 2011)

Guerneville Road Station CEQA Addendum (December 2010)

 

Operations & Maintenance Facility
FINAL Supplemental Mitigated Negative Declaration and Supporting Initial Study September 2012

Supplemental Mitigated Negative Declaration – REFERENCE DOCUMENT – RF 32

 

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

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Cover

Title Page
Transmittal
Table of Contents
 

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Organization of FSEIR
1.3 Summary of Draft SEIR Public Review Process
1.4 Decision-Making Process

2. Comments and Responses on the Draft SEIR

2.1 Master Responses
2.2 Comments and Responses

Comment Sets - Agencies

A1 - A2
A1 City of Novato
A2 State of California Department of Transportation

A3 - A6
A3 North Coast Railroad Authority
A4 City of San Rafael
A5 Novato Unified School District
A6 City of Larkspur

Comment Sets - Organizations, Groups and Nonprofits

B1
B1 Sierra Club Marin Group

B2 - B3
B2 Marin Conservation League

B3 Marin Citizens for Effective Transportation

B4 - B6
B4 Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund
B5 Sierra Club Sonoma Group
B6 Marin Audobon Society

B7
B7 The Environmental Protection Information Center

B8 - B11
B8 Greenbelt Alliance
B9 Marin County Bicycle Coalition
B10 Californians for Alternatives to Toxics
B11 Firends of SMART

Comment Sets - Individuals and Companies

C1 - C17
C1 McCaughrin, Eric
C2 Hayward, Ann
C3 Morris, Paul
C4 Hoch, Marie
C5 Chitale, Gaurangi
C6 Tacy, Allen
C7 Behbehani, Mandy
C8 Mitchell, Glen
C9 Evans, Douglas and Heather
C10 Diamante, John
C11 Berson, Elvera
C12 Marshall, John
C13 Gillis, Ian
C14 Hartshorn, Diane
C15 Belichick, Robert L.
C16 Oliva, Mercita
C17 Knoesel, Ralf

C18 - C19
C18 Cockerham, Patricia S.
C19 Brown, Robert and Nannette

C20 - C24
C20 Stiles, Jerry; Lamberson, Daniel; Hoover, Shawn; Pizzimenti, Pamela; Brajkovich, Patricia; Carpenter, Zane R.; Carpenter, Gigi; Badgesten, Kerry; Badgesten, Stephen; Fildes, Cindy; Fildes, Craig; Scott, Craig;
C21 Tanner, Robert
C22 Swearengen, Ph.D., Jack C
C23 Platt, Kalvin
C24 Fields, Marla

C25 - C29
C25 Longmaid, Chrit
C26 Gambill, Lionel
C27 Ristow, Susan
C28 Richards, Willard
C29 North Western Pacific Railroad Company

Comment Sets - Public Hearing Participants

D1 - D15
D1 Ristow, Susan
D2 Nygren, Karen
D3 Lowe, Erica
D4 Schonbrunn, David
D5 Theran, Peter
D6 Peters, Jerry
D7 Adams, Geoff
D8 Diamante, John
D9 Gambill, Lionel
D10 Berson, Dr. Alan
D11 Butler, Debbie
D12 Stammler, Sharon
D13 Birdlebough, Steve
D14 Theran, Chrissy
D15 Clark, Candace

D16 - D26
D16 Tacy, Allen
D17 Narath, Tanya
D18 Karchevski, Kaye
D19 Richards, Willard
D20 Swearengen, Jack
D21 Darley, Julian
D22 Schonbrunn, David
D23 Fields, Marla
D24 Strakosch, Walter
D25 Kortum, Bill
D26 Birdlebough, Steve

3. Revisions and Corrections to the Draft SEIR

 

4. References

 

 


 

 

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

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Cover

 

Executive Summary

ES.1 Introduction and Project Description
ES.2 Impact Summary
ES.3 Environmentally Superior Alternative
ES.4 Areas of Known Controversy / Issues to be Resolved
ES.5 Impact Summary Table
Figure ES-1. Project Location

A. Introduction

A.1 Background and Purpose of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report
A.2 Supplemental EIR Scope
A.3 Draft SEIR Contents and Organization
A.4 Documents Incorporated by Reference
A.5 Draft SEIR Review and Public Comment

B. Project Description

B.1 Project Background and Objectives
B.2 New/Modified Project Elements and Changed Circumstances
B.3 Revised Cumulative Impact Scenario
B.4 SMART Environmental Compliance Measures
B.5 Project Permits and Approvals
Figure B-1. Project Location
Figure B-2. Light DMU
Figure B-3. Novato South Station Alternatives
Figure B-4. Downtown Novato Station Site Location
Figure B-5. Downtown Novato Station Concept Plan
Figure B-6. Downtown Novato Station Elevation
Figure B-7. Ignacio Wye Site Location
Figure B-8. Ignacio Wye Station Concept Plan
Figure B-9. Hamilton Station Site Location
Figure B-10a. Hamilton Station Option A
Figure B-10b. Hamilton Station Option B
Figure B-10c. Hamilton Station Option C
Figure B-11a. Hamilton Station Options - Section 1, South Elevation
Figure B-11b. Hamilton Station Options - Section 2, Southeast Elevation

C.1 Introduction to Environmental Settings and Impacts

C.1.1 SEIR Approach and Classification of Impacts
C.1.2 Significance Criteria

C.2 Regional Setting and Study Methods

C.2.1 Transportation
C.2.2 Air Quality
C.2.3 Biological Resources
C.2.4 Cultural Resources
C.2.5 Energy
C.2.6 Geology and Hydrology
C.2.7 Hazardous Materials
C.2.8 Land Use
C.2.9 Noise and Vibration
C.2.10 Public Safety
C.2.11 Visual Resources

C.3 Weekend Passenger Rail Service

C.3.1 Transportation
C.3.2 Air Quality
C.3.3 Energy
C.3.4 Noise and Vibration
C.3.5 Public Safety

C.4 Alternative Train Vehicles-Light Diesel Multiple Units

C.4.1 Transportation
C.4.2 Air Quality
C.4.3 Energy
C.4.4 Noise and Vibration
C.4.5 Public Safety

C.5 Novato South Station Alternatives

C.5.1 Downtown Novato Site
C.5.2 Ignacio Wye Site
C.5.3 Hamilton Site
C.5.4 Comparison of Novato South Station Sites
Figure C.5-1. Novato South Station Alternatives and Study Intersection Locations
Figure C.5-2a. Existing View of Downtown Novato Station Site
Figure C.5-2b. Simulation of Future Downtown Novato Station
Figure C.5-3. Vegetation and Land Cover Types: Novato South Station, Ignacio Wye Alternative
Figure C.5-4. Ignacio Wye Site
Figure C.5-5. Vegetation and Land Cover Types: Novato South Station, Hamilton Alternative
Figure C.5-6. Viewpoints for Hamilton Site Simulations
Figure C.5-7a. Existing View of Hamilton Station Site from the East near Marblehead Lane (Viewpoint 2)
Figure C.5-7b. Simulation of Future Hamilton Station Immediately after Construction
Figure C.5-7c. Simulation of Future Hamilton Station Five Years after Construction
Figure C.5-8a. Existing View of Hamilton Station Site from the East near Chapel Hill Road (Viewpoint 1)
Figure C.5-8b. Simulation of Future Hamilton Station Immediately after Construction
Figure C.5-8c. Simulation of Hamilton Station Five Years after Construction

C.6 Revised Cumulative Impacts

C.6.1 Introduction and Methodology
C.6.2 Transportation
C.6.3 Air Quality
C.6.4 Noise and Vibration
C.6.5 Public Safety
C.6.6 Other Issue Areas

D. Project Alternatives

D.1 Introduction
D.2 Comparison of Revised Project to Other Alternatives
D.3 Environmentally Superior Alternative

E. Other CEQA Analysis

E.1 Significant Unavoidable Impacts
E.2 Growth Inducing Impacts
E.3 Effects Found Not to be Significant
E.4 Areas of Known Controversy - Issues to be Resolved

F. References

G. Report Preparers

 

Appendices

 

Appendix 1. Notice of Preparation and Summary of Scoping Comments
Appendix 2. Transportation Technical Issues
Appendix 3. Biological Resources Species Lists and Preliminary Determination of Waters of the United States for the Hamilton Station Site

 


 

Final Environmental Impact Report

The FEIR provides detailed information about the environmental impacts, mitigations, and benefits of the proposed project.  The FEIR also provides responses to comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) which were received during the review period and at two public hearings held on the DEIR

Approximately 1,600 written comments on the DEIR were received, as well as oral comments made at the two public hearings on the DEIR.  All comments were responded to in the FEIR, even if the comments did not directly address the adequacy of the DEIR.  Although the FEIR provides extensive additional clarifying information, the conclusions in the DEIR regarding the significant environmental impacts of the proposed project have not changed.  No significant new information was added that would require recirculation of the DEIR.

SMART Final Environmental Impact Report:

Final EIR PDF Icon (Full Report - 45 Mb)

 

1. Introduction PDF Icon (33 K)

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Organization of Final EIR
1.3 Summary of Draft EIR Public Review Process
1.4 Decision Making Process
Certification of Final EIR
Agency Actions

2. Summary of Draft EIR Clarifications and Revisions PDF Icon (29 K)

3. Comments and Responses on Draft EIR

3.1 Introduction and Organization PDF Icon (15 K)
3.2 Master Responses PDF Icon (1.6 Mb)
3.3 Comments and ResponsesPDF Icon (37.6 Mb)

Written Comments from State Agencies
Written Comments from Local & Regional Agencies
Written Comments from Organizations
Written Comments from Individuals
Responses to Written Comments
Oral Comments Received at Public Hearings, with Responses

 

4. Revisions and Corrections to the Draft EIR PDF Icon (2.2 Mb)

5. Mitigation Monitoring Plan PDF Icon (216 K)

6. References and EIR Report Preparation PDF Icon (31 K)

7. Acronyms PDF Icon (23 K)


Draft Environmental Impact Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (355k)

1. INTRODUCTION (39k)

1.1 PROJECT BACKGROUND
1.2 PURPOSE OF THE EIR
1.3 CEQA REQUIREMENTS
1.4 ORGANIZATION OF THE DEIR
1.5 DEIR REVIEW AND PUBLIC COMMENT

2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION(3.15 Mb)

2.1 PROJECT OBJECTIVES, PURPOSE AND NEED
2.2 PROJECT LOCATION
2.3 CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION CHARACTERISTICS
2.4 HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT

3. ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING, IMPACTS AND MITIGATION MEASURES

3.1 INTRODUCTION (43K)
3.2 GEOLOGY, SOILS AND SEISMICITY (1.2M)
3.3 WATER RESOURCES (268K)
3.4 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (699K)
3.5 AIR QUALITY (320K)
3.6 TRANSPORTATION (545K)
3.7 NOISE AND VIBRATION (301K)
3.8 ENERGY (113K)
3.9 BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES (293K)
3.10 PARKS AND RECREATION (122K)
3.11 LAND USE AND PLANNING (159K)
3.12 PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SAFETY (140K)
3.13 VISUAL QUALITY (622K)
3.14 HISTORIC RESOURCES (160K)
3.15 ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES (122K)

4. PROJECT ALTERNATIVES (INCLUDING THE NO-PROJECT ALTERNATIVE) (575K)

5. IMPACT OVERVIEW (150K)

6. REFERENCES (65K)

7. REPORT PREPARATION (23K)

APPENDICES

A. NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND SUMMARY OF SCOPING COMMENTS (387K)
B. SMART TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT POLICIES (126K)
C. SMART PASSENGER RAIL STATION SUMMARIES (103M)
D. LIST OF PROJECTS FOR CUMULATIVE ANALYSIS (67K)
E. BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY SCHEMATICS (2.46M)
F. SENSITIVE PLANT SPECIES IDENTIFIED IN THE PROJECT CORRIDOR (114K)
G. SENSITIVE WILDLIFE SPECIES IDENTIFIED IN THE PROJECT CORRIDOR (92K)
H. WETLANDS REPORT (610K)
I. TRAVEL DEMAND FORECASTING REPORT (1.03M)
J. ASSEMBLY BILL 2224 (85K)

ACRONYMS (77K)

GLOSSARY (87K)

 

 



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