Draft Environmental Document

The Draft Environmental Document (DED) has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and is now available for public review. The Draft Environmental Document describes and evaluates the potential environmental impacts of this project.

The Draft Environmental Document is now being circulated to the public for review and comment. Comments will be accepted between September 29, 2020 and November 30, 2020.

The Draft Environmental Document can be downloaded and reviewed from this website. Digital copies of the Draft Environmental Document are also available on the Alameda CTC website and the Caltrans website. The associated technical studies are also available on the Alameda CTC website.

The Draft EIR/EA and technical studies, as well as printed copies of the aforementioned reports, are available upon request. The limited availability for hard copy viewing of the Draft Environmental Document is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

After receiving comments from the public, a Final Environmental Document will be prepared. Caltrans may prepare additional environmental and/or engineering studies to address comments, if needed.

The Final Environmental Document will include responses to formal comments received on the Draft Environmental Document and will identify the preferred alternative. If the decision is made to approve the project, a Notice of Determination (NOD) will be published for compliance with CEQA.

At that point, Caltrans will decide whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for compliance with NEPA. A Notice of Availability (NOA) of the FONSI will be sent to the affected federal, state, and local government agencies, and to the State Clearinghouse.