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File #: 19-1516    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/4/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Rd/So. Shingle Rd Interchange Improvements Project, CIP 71333: 1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact (IS/MND/EA/FONSI); and 2) Approve Build Alternative 1 as described in the IS/MND/EA/FONSI and revised per the attached Errata Sheet (Exhibit A). (Est. Time: 15 Min.) (Cont. 2/11/20, Item 18) FUNDING: El Dorado County TIM Fee Program. The Project may also be eligible for state and federal grant funds.
Attachments: 1. 2A-US 50 - Pondersosa Interchange, 2. A - Exhibit A - Errata Sheet, 3. B - Exhibit B - Ponderosa Interchange ISMND Responses, 4. C - Exhibit C - Ponderosa Interchange Alternatives Exhibit
Related files: 18-0568, 18-0616, 13-0840, 13-0082
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Rd/So. Shingle Rd Interchange Improvements Project, CIP 71333:
1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact (IS/MND/EA/FONSI); and
2) Approve Build Alternative 1 as described in the IS/MND/EA/FONSI and revised per the attached Errata Sheet (Exhibit A). (Est. Time: 15 Min.) (Cont. 2/11/20, Item 18)

FUNDING: El Dorado County TIM Fee Program. The Project may also be eligible for state and federal grant funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The El Dorado County (County) Department of Transportation (Transportation) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as assigned by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), have prepared this California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact (IS/MND/EA/FONSI) which examines the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives considered for the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Rd/So. Shingle Rd Interchange Improvements (Project). The County is the CEQA lead agency, while Caltrans is the NEPA lead agency. The joint IS/MND/EA/FONSI is prepared in conformance with state and federal requirements. The recommended Board actions are based on the following findings:

A) The joint CEQA/NEPA document, on file with the Clerk of the Board and on Transportation’s website, https://www.edcgov.us/Government/dot/Pages/ceqa.aspx, was prepared pursuant to Public Resources Code §21000 et seq., State CEQA Guidelines, and Federal NEPA requirements under 40 CFR 1500-1508.
B) There is no substantial evidence that the Project, as mitigated, will have a significant effect on the environment.
C) T...

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