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File #: 20-0155    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the San Bernardino Class 1 Bike Trail Project, Capital Improvement Program Project 95117: 1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and 2) Approve the San Bernardino Class 1 Bike Trail Project as described in the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. FUNDING: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Air Quality Mitigation Funds (6%), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (25%), Surface Transportation Block Grant (69%).
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - 95117 CEQA IS-MND final, 3. C - Vicinity Map
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board take the following actions related to the San Bernardino Class 1 Bike Trail Project, Capital Improvement Program Project 95117:
1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and
2) Approve the San Bernardino Class 1 Bike Trail Project as described in the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration.

FUNDING: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Air Quality Mitigation Funds (6%), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (25%), Surface Transportation Block Grant (69%).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The El Dorado County (County) Department of Transportation (Transportation) proposes to construct a Class 1 shared use pathway, install erosion control and water quality improvements to reduce the discharge of sediment and pollutants to the Upper Truckee River from County administered rights-of-way and publicly owned properties. Additional improvements include, but are not limited to: pathway and drainage improvements including Class 3 bike route signage, boardwalk, and bridge crossing over the Upper Truckee River within the San Bernardino Class 1 Bike Trail Project (Project) in the Meyers area of El Dorado County, California.

Transportation is the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lead agency for the County and prepared the Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND) to consider the significance of potential (Project) impacts in accordance with CEQA Guidelines (14 CA Administrative Code, ยง14000 et seq.). Certification of this MND by the Board would complete the CEQA portion of the environmental phase toward ultimate delivery of this Project. Because the Project involves use of a parcel owned by the United States Forest Service (USFS), the USFS will be the lead agency to administer the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion, utilizing the required studies completed by Transportation for CEQA as le...

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