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File #: 2021-0667   
Type: Project Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 10/6/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 12/2/2021 Final action: 12/2/2021
Title: CONSIDER: A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Antelope Valley Line Service and Capacity Improvement Project, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and file the Notice of Determination for the Project with the Los Angeles County Clerk and the State of California Clearinghouse; B. ADOPTING, in accordance with CEQA, the: 1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and 2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and C. FINDING that the Project meets all Public Resources Code Section 21080 (b)(10) requirements and is declared statutorily exempt under CEQA, and AUTHORIZING Metro staff to file the Notice of Exemption for the Project with Los Angeles County Clerk and the State of California Clearinghouse.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Acton, Automatic vehicle location, Burbank, California Environmental Quality Act, Capital Project, Certification, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Double track, Environmental Impact Report, Glendale, Grant Aid, I-5, Joint Powers Agreement, Lancaster, Los Angeles Union Station, Measure M, Metrolink, Metrolink Antelope Valley Line, Mitigation, Motion / Motion Response, North Los Angeles County (subregion), Notice Of Determination, Outreach, Palmdale, Plan, Program, Project, Railroad commuter service, Ridesourcing, Safety, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Santa Clarita, Southern California Association Of Governments, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Terminals (Communications), Union Pacific Railroad, Vehicle miles of travel
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations, 2. Attachment B - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan, 3. Attachment C - Board Motion 5.1
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: ANTELOPE VALLEY LINE SERVICE AND CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Antelope Valley Line Service and Capacity Improvement Project, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and file the Notice of Determination for the Project with the Los Angeles County Clerk and the State of California Clearinghouse;

B. ADOPTING, in accordance with CEQA, the:
1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and
2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and

C. FINDING that the Project meets all Public Resources Code Section 21080 (b)(10) requirements and is declared statutorily exempt under CEQA, and AUTHORIZING Metro staff to file the Notice of Exemption for the Project with Los Angeles County Clerk and the State of California Clearinghouse.

Issue
ISSUE

In partnership with Metrolink and the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition, the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Antelope Valley Line Service and Capacity Improvement Project has completed all necessary steps to be considered by the Board in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. Staff is requesting certification of the Final EIR, including approval of the Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations (Attachment A) and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (Attachment B). Staff is also requesting approval of the findings that the project is statutorily exempt and that the Board authorize a notice of exemption.




Background
BACKGROUND

The Antelope Valley Line Service and Capacity Improvements project proposes the expansion of 30 minute bi-directional commuter rail service to the City of Santa Clarita and hourly service to the City of Lanca...

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