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File #: 09-1229    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/23/2009 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/8/2009 Final action: 12/10/2009
Title: Transportation Department recommending adoption of Resolution retroactively authorizing the Director of Transportation to apply for Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program grant funding for the US 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange Phase 1C Project. FUNDING: Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program grant funding. Resolution 259-2009
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution.pdf, 2. B - Apprvd Blue.PDF, 3. C- Vicinty Map EEMP Grant.pdf
Title
Transportation Department recommending adoption of Resolution retroactively authorizing the Director of Transportation to apply for Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program grant funding for the US 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange Phase 1C Project.
FUNDING: Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program grant funding.
Resolution 259-2009
Body
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:
There is no impact to the County General Fund associated with this item. The requested grant funding will fully cover the costs of the proposed Environment Enhancement and Mitigation Program project for the first five years. After the five year establishment period, maintenance will be funded through the Road Fund.

Background:
The California State Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 471 which provides $10 million annually for grant funds to local, state and federal agencies and nonprofit entities for projects to enhance and mitigate environmental impacts of modified or new public transportation facilities.

The California Natural Resources Agency administers the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) for State grant funding and released a Call for Projects for the 2009-10 EEMP grant cycle with an application due date of November 16, 2009. Recommended projects will be submitted to the California Transportation Commission for award and Caltrans will administer the Grant Agreement. Eligible projects cannot be mitigation measures required under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and matching funds are not required.

Reason for Recommendation:
The Department of Transportation (DOT) prepared and submitted an application for EEMP grant funding for landscaping enhancements for the US 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange Improvements Phase 1C (Riparian Restoration) Project, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project Number 71346. The landscaping enhancements are not part of the riparian restoration mitigation required under the CEQA document, and are,...

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