Documents

Provided below are the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Supplemental Draft EIS, and Draft EIS for the proposed rail line. These files are in PDF format, which can be read with the free Adobe Reader.



Final Environmental Impact Statement

 Cover
 Dear Reader Letter
 Summary of Major Conclusions
 Front Matter

 Chapter 1 - Introduction
 Chapter 2 - Final Recommended Conditions/Mitigation
 Chapter 3 - Comment Summaries and Responses
 Chapter 4 - Errata and Other Changes
 Chapter 5 - Agency Coordination and Public Outreach
 Chapter 6 - Preparers
 Chapter 7 - References
 Chapter 8 - Index

  Appendix A - Comments and Responses
  Appendix B - Comment Letters
  Appendix C - Conditional Approval for the Petition for Exemption


Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

 Cover
 Dear Reader Letter
 Summary of Major Conclusions
 Front Matter

 Chapter ES - Executive Summary
 Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background
 Chapter 2 - Proposed Action and Alternatives
 Chapter 3 - Environmental Consequences
 Chapter 4 - Mitigation
 Chapter 5 - Distribution
 Chapter 6 - Preparers
 Chapter 7 - References
 Chapter 8 - Index

 Appendix A - Supplemental Correspondence
 Appendix B - Corridor and Alternative Identification
 Appendix C - Detailed Wetland Maps
 Appendix D - Chapters 3 4 and 5 of the Draft EIS


Draft Environmental Impact Statement

  Cover
  Dear Reader Letter
  Executive Summary
  Contents
  Chapter I - Acronyms
  Chapter II - Glossary

  Chapter 1 - Description of the Proposed Action and Purpose and Need
  Chapter 2 - Proposed Action and Alternatives
  Chapter 3 - Affected Environment
  Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences
  Chapter 5 - Cumulative Impacts
  Chapter 6 - Mitigation
  Chapter 7 - Short-Term Use versus Long-Term Productivity of the Environment
  Chapter 8 - Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources
  Chapter 9 - Coordination
  Chapter 10 - List of Preparers
  Chapter 11 - Distribution
  Chapter 12 - References
  Chapter 13 - Index

  Appendix A - Agency and Public Scoping Summary Report
  Appendix B - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Coordination
  Appendix C - Tribal Consultation Plan
  Appendix D - Prior Existing Rights-of-Way
  Appendix E - Waters of the U.S.
  Appendix F - Cultural Resource Comments
  Appendix G - Cultural Report
  Appendix H - Farmlands
  Appendix I - Visual Resource Management
  Appendix J - Agency and Tribal Consultation
  Appendix K - Feasibility Study