The Six County Association of Governments filed a Petition for Exemption with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) pursuant to 49 United States Code 10502 for authority to construct and operate 43.2 miles of new single-track rail line in Sanpete, Sevier, and Juab Counties, Utah. This new line would connect the Union Pacific Railroad mainline about 16 miles south of Nephi, near Juab, Utah, to a proposed coal transfer terminal facility about 0.5 mile southwest of Salina, Utah.
This website makes available the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed rail line. The Final EIS is intended to be read in conjunction with the Draft EIS and Supplemental Draft EIS, which provide more-detailed information about the Proposed Action and Alternatives to agency decision-makers and the public. Issuance of the Final EIS completes the Board’s environmental review process. The Board will now make a final decision on the project.