Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
CA High Speed Rail Online Hearing & Open HousePosted on 06/11/20
Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section
Online Open House Meeting & Public Hearing – June/July 2020
Please join us at the upcoming online Open House Meeting and Public Hearing
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) recently released the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) for the Burbank to Los Angeles (B-LA) Project Section. The Draft EIR/EIS is available for public review and comment at www.hsr.ca.gov . The 45-day comment period began on May 29, 2020 and ends on July 16, 2020.
The Authority invites you to participate in both an online Open House Meeting and an online Public Hearing for the B-LA Project Section. To comply with the public health and safety requirements concerning the coronavirus, both meetings will be held online and via telephone. The online open house website (www.meethsrsocal.org ) is available for the duration of the public comment period with a live webcast scheduled for June 18, 2020. The open house will offer the public an overview of the environmental documents, opportunity to review and ask questions about the Draft EIR/EIS, information on where to access the environmental documents and how to participate in the public comment process. Project team members will be online to answer questions for the duration of the meeting. Comments or questions submitted at the open house will not be part of the public record.
The online public hearing scheduled for July 8, 2020 offers members of the public an opportunity to provide formal oral testimony to a panel of Authority representatives. Oral comments may be submitted via the live webcast or by telephone and will be recorded by a court reporter. After the public review period, the Authority will prepare a Final EIR/EIS, which will include responses to comments received during the review period. For additional information on how to submit a formal comment, please visit www.meethsrsocal.org.
ONLINE MEETING INFORMATION
ONLINE OPEN HOUSE*
Thursday, June 18, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The presentation starts at 5:00 p.m. www.meethsrsocal.org
ONLINE PUBLIC HEARING
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The online Public Hearing starts at 3:00 p.m.
*English/Spanish Meeting: The Open House webcast meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish.
English presentation starts at 5:00 p.m. Spanish presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. Simultaneous interpretation will be offered during both presentations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being or have been carried out by the State of California pursuant to 23 U.S. Code 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated July 23, 2019, and executed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the State of California. Under that MOU, the Authority is the project’s lead agency under NEPA. Prior to the July 23, 2019 MOU, the FRA was the federal lead agency. The Authority is also the lead agency under CEQA.
Please visit the Authority website (www.hsr.ca.gov
) or (www.meethsrsocal.org)
for the online open house that includes details on the Draft EIR/EIS including the open house webcast and public hearing and how to access them.
LANGUAGE AND OTHER NEEDS
All interpretation, translation, and reasonable accommodation requests must be made to the Title VI Coordinator 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting date.
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Interpretación en español será disponible en todas las reuniones.
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