FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FINAL EIR)
METRO GOLD LINE FOOTHILL EXTENSION FROM AZUSA TO MONTCLAIR (AZUSA TO MONTCLAIR EXTENSION) PROJECT
Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), public agencies are charged with the duty to avoid or substantially lessen significant environmental impacts of a project where feasible. This process is undertaken through an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), an assessment that identifies any potentially significant impacts of a proposed project on the environment. The EIR indicates the manner in which those significant impacts can be avoided or significantly lessened; identifies any significant and unavoidable adverse impacts that cannot be mitigated; and identifies reasonable and feasible alternatives to the proposed project that would eliminate any significant adverse environmental impacts or reduce the impacts to a less-than significant level.
The Metro Gold Line light rail transit (LRT) system currently extends from Los Angeles to Pasadena serving cities and communities along the alignment corridor. The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is a phased project that extends the existing Metro Gold Line by 24 miles to the east, from the City of Pasadena to the City of Montclair. The extension is proceeding in two phases. Construction of the first phase from the Pasadena Sierra Madre Villa Station to the Azusa-Citrus Station began in late 2011, and construction is anticipated to be completed in 2015.
The proposed project, known as the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair is the next phase of this planned extension. It would extend the Metro Gold Line alignment 12.6 miles to the east and include six new stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair.
Volume 1: Final EIR
The Final EIR was published on February 14, 2013. The Final EIR was certified and the project’s Locally Preferred Alternative selected by the Construction Authority board of directors on March 6, 2013.
- Cover Page
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Project Description
- Chapter 2: Transportation
Chapter 3: Environmental Analysis, Impacts and Mitigation - Introduction
- 3.01: Air Quality
- 3.02: Biological Resources-Ecosystems
- 3.03: Climate Change
- 3.04: Communities, Population, and Housing
- 3.05: Community Facilities and Parklands
- 3.06: Cultural Resources
- 3.07: Energy
- 3.08: Geologic Hazards
- 3.09: Hazardous Materials
- 3.10: Land Use and Planning
- 3.11: Noise and Vibration
- 3.12 Safety and Security
- 3.13: Visual Quality
- 3.14: Water Quality
- 3.15: Growth-Inducing Impacts
- 3.16: Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments
- 3.17: Anticipated Permits and Approvals
- Chapter 4: Public and Agency Outreach
- Chapter 5: Agencies and Persons Consulted
- Chapter 6: Preparers of the Final EIR
Volume 2: Responses to Comments
- Cover Page
- Chapter 7: Responses to Comments
- Cover Page
- Appendix A - Plans and Profiles
- Appendix B - Station Plans
- Appendix C - Parcels Affected
- Appendix D - Cultural Resources Technical Report
- Appenidx E - Notice of Preparation
- Appendix F - Scoping Report
To access the Draft Environmental Impact Report released in 2012, click here.
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